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Develop your Digital Skills: Term 3 training courses and more

By Katy O Foster, on 7 March 2024

Image of two badges on a blazer. One of them says Digital Skills

From training and support to helping you improve your digital capabilities, read below to find out what exciting opportunities Digital Skills Development can offer UCL staff and students in term 3.

Term 3 training courses

To book, follow the links below or find more information here: How to book a course on MyLearning.

Mastering Excel

General
30/04/2024 14.00 15.00 DSD: In a Nutshell: Excel functions we should all know Online
28/05/2024 10.00 11.00 DSD: In a Nutshell: Excel functions we should all know Online
28/05/2024 13:00 14:30 DSD: Pivot tables in Excel – Workshop Online
29/05/2024 13:00 14:30 DSD: VLookup in Excel – workshop Online
30/05/2024 13:00 14:30 DSD: Charting with Excel Online
Excel Essential Skills Workshops
08/05/2024 14.00 15.00 DSD: Excel Essential Skills – Workshop 1 (campus-based) In-person
22/05/2024 14.00 15.00 DSD: Excel Essential Skills – Workshop 2 (campus-based) In-person

Data analysis and visualisation

Choosing the right software
16/05/2024 14:00 15:00 DSD: Software for success: Winning with charts Online
R
24/04/2024 10.00 17.00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio (campus-based) In-person
01/05/2024 14.00 17.00 DSD: Data visualization in R with ggplot2 (campus-based) In-person
23/05/2024 10:00 17:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio (campus-based) In-person
06/06/2024 10:00 17:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio (campus-based) In-person
Stata
15/05/2024 10:00 17:00 DSD: Getting started with Stata (campus-based) In-person
03/06/2024 14.00 16.00 DSD: Scripting Stata Graphs Online
05/06/2024 14:00 17:00 DSD: Scripting Stata’s Tables and Collections (Campus-based) In-person
Nvivo
09/05/2024 14.00 15.00 DSD: In a Nutshell: Starting an Nvivo Project Online
Excel
30/05/2024 13:00 14:30 DSD: Charting with Excel Online

Interaction and collaboration

General
30/04/2024 13.00 15.00 DSD: Software for success: Survey tools Online
14/05/2024 10.00 11.00 DSD: Mentimeter – improving feedback and interaction Online
REDCap
08/05/2024 13.00 14.00 DSD: Introduction to REDCap for research Online
09/05/2024 12:00 13:00 DSD: Data import and export in REDCap Online
09/05/2024 15.00 16.00 DSD: Managing participants in REDCap Online
14/05/2024 12:00 13:00 DSD: Options in designing consent forms in REDCap Online
14/05/2024 14.00 15.00 DSD: Using conditions and filters in REDCap Online
21/05/2024 13.00 14.00 DSD: Setting up User Rights and Data Access Groups in REDCap Online
Qualtrics
02/05/2024 13.00 14.00 DSD: Qualtrics Tips and Tricks Online

Multimedia content: Creating and editing

Graphic design and photo editing
30/04/2024 10.00 11.00 DSD: Design an impactful research poster using UCL templates Online
07/05/2024 14.00 15.00 DSD: Basic image editing using free tools – demo Online
16/05/2024 10.00 11.00 DSD: An introduction to free graphic design tools – Inkscape Online
21/05/2024 10.00 11.00 DSD: Photo editing with Pixlr X – workshop Online
30/05/2024 10.00 11.00 DSD: Creating infographics using free web based tools Online
Film and video
02/05/2024 10.00 11.00 DSD: Make a short film using your iPhone Online
07/05/2024 10.00 11:00 DSD: Planning and filming advice for a short film Online
23/05/2024 14:00 15:00 DSD: Explore the potential of UCL Mediacentral  Online
29/05/2024 10.00 11.00 DSD: Best practice for video captions and transcripts Online
Podcasting
25/04/2024 10.00 11.00 DSD: Podcasting made easy Online

Writing, presenting and referencing

Mentimeter
14/05/2024 10.00 11.00 DSD: Mentimeter – improving feedback and interaction Online
Microsoft Office
23/04/2024 10.00 12.00 DSD: Format your Thesis (Windows) – Manage long documents in Word Online
23/04/2024 14:00 15:00 DSD: Creating accessible PowerPoint presentations Online
07/05/2024 13:00 14:00 DSD: PowerPoint for Researchers and Presenters: Words, Images and More Online
08/05/2024 10:00 11:00 DSD: Word Tips and Tricks Online
04/06/2024 14:00 16:00 DSD: Format your Thesis (Windows) – Manage long documents in Word Online
Zotero
29/05/2024 14:00 17:00 DSD: Kick-starting your literature review with Zotero (Campus-based) In-person

Accessibility and assistive technology

Social media
28/05/2024 14.00 15.00 DSD: Creating accessible social media content Online
Film and video
29/05/2024 10.00 11.00 DSD: Best practice for video captions and transcripts Online
Powerpoint
23/04/2024 14:00 15:00 DSD: Creating accessible PowerPoint presentations Online

Programming

Git version control
04/06/2024 13.00 14.00 DSD: In a Nutshell: Git version control Online
05/06/2024 10.00 13.00 DSD: Dive into Git version control Online

Social Media

28/05/2024 14.00 15.00 DSD: Creating accessible social media content Online

LinkedIn Learning

In addition to the above, UCL staff and enrolled students can access over 16,000 courses for free on LinkedIn Learning.

Join us for an online webinar to discover more about the benefits and features of LinkedIn Learning:

18/06/2024 13.00 14.00 Discover LinkedIn Learning  Online

Digital Skills Support: Office hours

To make them more widely accessible, our drop-ins have been changed to an office hours format, with slots available each day. If you have a question or would like individual support on a specific issue, book an appointment with one of our team: Digital Skills Development Office Hours

Upgrade your skills with the Discovery Tool

In partnership with Jisc, the Digital Skills Development team have put together a Discovery Tool to help UCL staff and students identify gaps in their knowledge and improve their skills. Use the self-assessment questions to start your journey towards better digital skills today: Discover your digital

Now with AI questions added for staff

The Jisc Discovery Tool now has a question set for staff on Digital skills in AI and Generative AI and a lot of new resources on AI skills have been added to the tool. Find out more in our blog post.

Contact us

For any questions on Digital Skills Development at UCL, email isd-digiskills@ucl.ac.uk

Develop your digital skills: Term 2 training courses and more

By Katy O Foster, on 8 December 2023

From training and support to helping you improve your digital capabilities, read below to find out what exciting opportunities Digital Skills Development can offer UCL staff and students in term 2.

Term 2 training courses

To book, follow the links below or find more information here: How to book a course on MyLearning.

Data analysis and visualisation

Choosing the right software
30/01/2024 10:00 11:00 DSD: Software for success: Data analysis & statistical tools Online
01/02/2024 10.00 11.00 DSD: Software for success: Winning with charts Online
05/03/2024 12:00 14:00 DSD: Software for success: Data visualisation Online
R
17/01/2024 13.00 20.00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio (campus-based) In-person
31/01/2024 14.00 17.00 DSD: Better Tables in R (Campus-based) In-person
07/02/2024 15.00 17.00 DSD: Data visualization in R with ggplot2 (campus-based) In-person
08/02/2024 14:00 16.00 DSD: Data manipulation in R with Rstudio Online
20/02/2024 10.00 17.00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio (campus-based) In-person
11/03/2024 10.00 17.00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio (campus-based) In-person
Stata
06/02/2024 10:00 17:00 DSD: Getting started with Stata (campus-based) In-person
06/03/2024 14:00 17:00 DSD: Scripting Stata’s Tables and Collections (Campus-based) In-person
14/03/2024 14.00 16.00 DSD: Scripting Stata Graphs Online
Nvivo
01/02/2024 14.00 15.00 DSD: In a Nutshell: Starting an Nvivo Project Online
Matlab
26/02/2024 & 27/02/2024 10:00 17:00 DSD: Introduction to Matlab (campus-based) In-person

Mastering Excel

18/01/2024 14.00 15.00 DSD: Excel Tips and Tricks Online
24/01/2024 12:00 13:30 DSD: Charting with Excel Online
30/01/2024 12:00 13:30 DSD: Vlookup in Excel Online
30/01/2024 14.00 15.00 DSD: In a Nutshell: Excel functions we should all know Online
13/02/2024 12:00 13:30 DSD: Pivot Tables in Excel – workshop Online
22/02/2024 10:00 11:00 DSD: Excel Tips and Tricks Online
22/02/2024 14.00 16.00 DSD: Intermediate statistics with Excel Online
07/03/2024 10.00 11.00 DSD: In a Nutshell: Excel functions we should all know Online
13/03/2024 14:00 16:00 DSD: Advanced statistics with Excel (campus-based) In-person
Excel Essential Skills Workshops
24/01/2024 14.00 15.00 DSD: Excel Essential Skills – Workshop 1 (campus-based) In-person
07/02/2024 14.00 15.00 DSD: Excel Essential Skills – Workshop 1 (campus-based) In-person
21/02/2024 14.00 15.00 DSD: Excel Essential Skills – Workshop 1 (campus-based) In-person
06/03/2024 13.00 14.00 DSD: Excel Essential Skills – Workshop 2 (campus-based) In-person
13/03/2024 14.00 15.00 DSD: Excel Essential Skills – Workshop 2 (campus-based) In-person
20/03/2024 14.00 15.00 DSD: Excel Essential Skills – Workshop 3 (campus-based) In-person

Accessibility and assistive technology

16/01/2024 14.00 15.00 DSD: Creating accessible Powerpoint presentations Online
16/01/2024 10:00 12:00 DSD: Creating accessible Word documents Online
14/02/2024 14.00 17.00 DSD: Creating accessible documents with LaTeX (Campus-based) In-person
28/02/2024 14.00 17.00 DSD: Creating accessible documents with LaTeX (Campus-based) In-person
29/02/2024 10.00 11.00 DSD: Best practice for video captions and transcripts Online
19/03/2024 10:00 11:00 DSD: Creating accessible social media content Online

Programming

12/03/2024 10.00 17.00 DSD: Think like a computer programmer (campus-based) In-person
18/03/2024 14:00 17:00 DSD: A Quick Introduction to UNIX (campus-based) In-person

Interaction and collaboration

19/03/2024 12:00 14:00 DSD: Software for success: Survey tools Online

Multimedia content: Creating and editing

Graphic design and photo editing
24/01/2024 10.00 11.00 DSD: Design an impactful research poster using UCL templates Online
06/02/2024 14.00 15.00 DSD: Basic image editing using free tools – demo Online
15/02/2024 10.00 11.00 DSD: An introduction to free graphic design tools – Inkscape Online
22/02/2024 14.00 15.00 DSD: Creating infographics using free web based tools Online
06/03/2024 14.00 15.00 DSD: Photo editing with Pixlr X – workshop Online
Film and video
24/01/2024 14:00 15:00 DSD: Explore the potential of UCL Mediacentral  Online
31/01/2024 14:00 15:30 DSD: Introduction to stop motion animation – workshop In-person
27/02/2024 10.00 11:00 DSD: Planning and filming advice for a short film Online
27/02/2024 14.00 15.00 DSD: Make a short film using your iPhone Online
29/02/2024 10.00 11.00 DSD: Best practice for video captions and transcripts Online
Podcasting
22/02/2024 10.00 11.00 DSD: Podcasting made easy Online

Writing, presenting and referencing

Choosing the right software
18/01/2024 10.00 11.00 DSD: Software for success: Writing tools Online
05/03/2024 14.00 15.00 DSD: Software for success: Working with Bibliography and Citation Apps Online
Microsoft Office
16/01/2024 10.00 12:00 DSD: Creating accessible Word documents Online
16/01/2024 14.00 15.00 DSD: Creating accessible PowerPoint presentations Online
08/02/2024 10.00 12.00 DSD: Format your Thesis (Windows) Online
05/03/2024 10.00 11.00 DSD: Word Tips and Tricks Online
07/03/2024 14.00 16.00 DSD: Format your Thesis (Windows) Online
26/03/2024 12:00 13:30 DSD: Effective use of Onenote – workshop Online
LaTeX
13/02/2024 10.00 17.00 DSD: Overleaf: LaTeX with NatBib (campus-based) In-person
14/02/2024 14.00 17.00 DSD: Creating accessible documents with LaTeX (campus-based) In-person
28/02/2024 14.00 17.00 DSD: Creating accessible documents with LaTeX (campus-based) In-person
29/02/2024 14.00 15.00 DSD: LaTeX: Demo of Overleaf Online
Zotero
21/02/2024 15:00 17:00 DSD: Kick-starting your literature review with Zotero (Campus-based) In-person

Office hours

If you have a question or would like individual support on a specific issue, book an appointment with one of our team: Digital Skills Development Office Hours

Upgrade your skills with the Discovery Tool

In partnership with Jisc, the Digital Skills Development team have put together a Discovery Tool to help UCL staff and students identify gaps in their knowledge and improve their skills. Use the self-assessment questions to start your journey towards better digital skills today: Discover your digital

LinkedIn Learning

UCL staff and enrolled students can access over 16,000 courses for free on LinkedIn Learning.

Contact us

For any questions on Digital Skills Development at UCL, email isd-digiskills@ucl.ac.uk

Software for success: Choosing the right software for your research project

By Katy O Foster, on 28 September 2023

Planning and completing a research project can be an exciting yet daunting prospect.

For the usual range of tasks – collecting, analysing and presenting data, writing up and managing literature – there is an even larger range of software options to help you achieve your goals. With multiple options available, it can be difficult to decide which is best for your project and the task at hand.

If you haven’t thought about what tools you will use, or if you have thought about it but you’re just not sure what to do, the Software for Success series of digital skills training courses is for you. There will be demonstrations of different tools and approaches with guidance and discussion of what tool is best for the job.  If you think you know what software you are going to use, then we invite you to come along and be challenged: there may be tools on offer that could smooth the way to a successful research project.

Software for success sessions happening this term:

  1. Data collection – discover which survey tool is the best one for your research project:

DSD: Software for Success: Survey tools | Wednesday 11th October | 11:00-13:00 | Online

  1. Analysing data – an overview of the tools available:

DSD: Software for success: Data analysis and statistical tools |Join the interest list to hear about future dates

  1. Presenting data – different tools available for visually presenting your data:

DSD: Software for success: Data visualisation | Thursday 12th October | 10:00-12:00 | Online

  1. Presenting data – which is the best chart type for your data?

DSD: Software for success: Winning with charts | Tuesday 24th October | 10:00-11:00 | Online

  1. Writing – is there life beyond Word? Is there any reason to go there? How do you cope with fussy formatting requirements?

DSD: Software for success: Writing tools | Wednesday 1st November | 14:00-15:00 | Online

  1. Managing literature – imagine a world where your library and database searches link seamlessly  with your citation system and a database of annotated PDFs.  That world can be yours:

DSD: Software for success: Working with Bibliography and Citation Apps | Thursday 2nd November |10:00-11:00 | Online

Need help booking?

Further instructions on how to book courses can be found here: How to book a course on MyLearning

Discover more digital skills training

The Digital Skills Development team at UCL offer a range of training courses to meet your digital needs. Find out more here: Digital Skills Development UCL

For any questions on Digital Skills Development at UCL, email isd-digiskills@ucl.ac.uk

Develop your digital skills: Autumn 2023

By Katy O Foster, on 18 September 2023

Digital Skills

From training and support to helping you improve your digital capabilities, read below to find out what exciting opportunities Digital Skills Development can offer UCL staff and students this autumn term.

Term 1 training courses

Is there a programme or piece of software that you use regularly but feel you could know more about? Could your Excel skills use a refresh? Or do you want to learn new skills like image editing or how to create a podcast? Our online and in-person training provides the opportunity to develop your skills with the help of an expert trainer.

To book, follow the links below or find more information here: How to book a course on MyLearning.

Data analysis and visualisation

General
12/10/2023 10.00 12.00 DSD: Software for success: Data visualisation Online
24/10/2023 10.00 11.00 DSD: Software for success: Winning with charts Online
R
18/10/2023 13.00 20.00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio (campus-based) In-person
07/11/2023 14.00 16.00 DSD: Data visualization in R with ggplot2 (campus-based) In-person
10/11/2023 10.00 17.00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio (campus-based) In-person
24/11/2023 14.00 17.00 DSD: Better Tables in R (Campus-based) In-person
14/12/2023 10.00 12.00 DSD: Data manipulation in R with Rstudio Online
Stata
15/11/2023 13.00 20.00 DSD: Getting started with Stata (campus-based) In-person
05/12/2023 14.00 15.00 DSD: Scripting Stata Graphs Online
Nvivo
13/12/2023 14.00 15.00 DSD: In a Nutshell: Starting an Nvivo Project Online

Interaction and collaboration

General
11/10/2023 11.00 13.00 DSD: Software for success: Survey tools Online
17/10/2023 14.00 15.00 DSD: Mentimeter – improving feedback and interaction Online
26/10/2023 14.00 15.00 DSD: Use online whiteboards to encourage collaboration Online
REDCap
17/10/2023 13.00 14.00 DSD: Introduction to REDCap for research Online
17/10/2023 15.00 16.00 DSD: Managing participants in REDCap Online
Qualtrics
11/10/2023 14.00 15.00 DSD: Qualtrics Tips and Tricks Online

Accessibility and assistive technology

General
10/10/2023 14.00 15.30 DSD: Creating accessible Powerpoint presentations Online
31/10/2023 10.00 11.00 DSD: Best practice for video captions and transcripts Online
31/10/2023 14.00 17.00 DSD: Creating accessible documents with LaTeX (Campus-based) In-person
23/11/2023 14:00 15:30 DSD: Creating accessible Word documents Online
12/12/2023 10:00 11:00 DSD: Creating accessible social media content Online

Mastering Excel

General
01/11/2023 10.00 11.00 DSD: Excel Tips and Tricks Online
16/11/2023 14.00 16.00 DSD: Intermediate statistics with Excel Online
29/11/2023 10.00 11.00 DSD: In a Nutshell: Excel functions we should all know Online
Excel Essential Skills Workshops
17/10/2023 12.00 13.00 DSD: Excel Essential Skills – Workshop 1 (campus-based) In-person
08/11/2023 13.00 14.00 DSD: Excel Essential Skills – Workshop 1 (campus-based) In-person
15/11/2023 16.00 17.00 DSD: Excel Essential Skills – Workshop 1 (campus-based) In-person
22/11/2023 13.00 14.00 DSD: Excel Essential Skills – Workshop 2 (campus-based) In-person
28/11/2023 12.00 13.00 DSD: Excel Essential Skills – Workshop 2 (campus-based) In-person
06/12/2023 13.00 14.00 DSD: Excel Essential Skills – Workshop 3 (campus-based) In-person

Multimedia content: Creating and editing

Graphic design and photo editing
26/10/2023 10.00 11.00 DSD: Design an impactful research poster using UCL templates Online
31/10/2023 14.00 15.15 DSD: Basic image editing using free tools – demo Online
07/11/2023 14.00 15.00 DSD: An introduction to free graphic design tools Online
14/11/2023 14.00 15.00 DSD: Photo editing with Pixlr X – workshop Online
16/11/2023 10.00 11.00 DSD: Creating infographics using free web based tools Online
Filming and podcasting
12/10/2023 14.00 15.00 DSD: Podcasting made easy Online
24/10/2023 14.00 15.30 DSD: Planning and filming advice for a short film Online
31/10/2023 10.00 11.00 DSD: Best practice for video captions and transcripts Online
09/11/2023 14.00 15.00 DSD: Make a short film using your iPhone Online

Writing, presenting and referencing

General
01/11/2023 14.00 15.00 DSD: Software for success: Writing tools Online
02/11/2023 10.00 11.00 DSD: Software for success: Working with Bibliography and Citation Apps Online
Microsoft Office
10/10/2023 10.00 11.00 DSD: Word Tips and Tricks Online
10/10/2023 14.00 15.30 DSD: Creating accessible PowerPoint presentations Online
09/11/2023 14.00 16.00 DSD: Format your Thesis (Windows) Online
23/11/2023 14.00 15.30 DSD: Creating accessible Word documents Online
13/12/2023 10.00 12.00 DSD: Format your Thesis (Windows) Online
LaTeX and Markdown
25/10/2023 10.00 11.00 DSD: LaTeX: Demo of Overleaf Online
31/10/2023 14.00 17.00 DSD: Creating accessible documents with LaTeX (campus-based) In-person
08/11/2023 13.00 20.00 DSD: Overleaf: LaTeX with NatBib (campus-based) In-person
30/11/2023 14.00 16.00 DSD: Getting started with Markdown Online

Office hours

To make them more widely accessible, our drop-ins have been changed to an office hours format, with slots available each day. If you have a question or would like individual support on a specific issue, book an appointment with one of our team: Digital Skills Development Office Hours

Upgrade your skills with the Discovery Tool

In partnership with Jisc, the Digital Skills Development team have put together a Discovery Tool to help UCL staff and students identify gaps in their knowledge and improve their skills. Use the self-assessment questions to start your journey towards better digital skills today: Discover your digital

LinkedIn Learning

UCL staff and enrolled students can access over 16,000 courses for free on LinkedIn Learning.

Contact us

For any questions on Digital Skills Development at UCL, email isd-digiskills@ucl.ac.uk

Leeds Online Learning Summit 2023

By Oliver Vas, on 28 July 2023

Picture by Oliver Vas

On the 10th and 11th July, Tim Otway and I attended in-person The University of Leeds’ first ever Online Learning Summit, where we met a number of other colleagues from other institutions and went to a series of presentations throughout both days. The agenda was broad ranging, though it could roughly be categorised into three themes: creating design ecosystems, extending accessibility and enabling lifelong learning.

Firstly, we received an overview of the current outlook within HE online learning from Neil Mosley, and later from Sam Brenton, Melissa Highton and others. They spoke about witnessing steady growth in demand for online learning in the UK, as well as more rapid growth abroad. Sam Brenton mentioned that UK institutions are in a good place to take advantage of increased demand but must capitalise quickly. Neil Mosley foresaw the slow decline of MOOCs as interest intensifies in more flexible, stackable programs such as micro credentials – a topic that featured prominently in the summit. During the event participants grappled with formulating a ‘manifesto’ to standardise the regulation and awarding of micro credentials. Melissa Highton mentioned that while micro credentials still remain relatively unknown, CPD courses are the most highly searched for online. Data shows that learners typically want CPD that is badged, accredited and associated with a known brand or institution.

We also heard from educators who have enjoyed great success as online-only institutions, such as Joann Kozyrev, VP at Western Governors University, who spoke about moving away from the ‘time served’ model to great effect: allowing learners to progress once they meet the completion requirements rather than inflexible time markers. In their case, students pay a fixed fee for 6 months of learning, within which time they can take as many or as few credits as they wish.

Given the novel nature of a lot of challenges faced in the sector, the summit focused on a number of original and effective problem-solving techniques. One notable technique was Aaron Kessler’s learning engineering process which emphasised the continual need to “close the loop” between the stages of challenge, creation, implementation and investigation.  We also learnt about the differences between systems thinking, design thinking and futures thinking, and participated in Leah Henrickson’s “What-if” experiment, brainstorming possible future scenarios in 5-year increments.

The summit then attempted to apply these problem-solving techniques directly to a few of the challenges, specifically: AI and ethics, the nature of assessment, and accessibility integration. Donald Clark asked whether considerations over ethics in AI are doing more harm than good. He pointed out that the more cautious countries risk falling behind unnecessarily, since regulatory efforts are unlikely to be successful. Later, a panel debated the role of assessment and whether online learning had any chance of moving away from the grade-centred approach that dominates most of the education sector. Ultimately, they concluded that assessment remains a necessary tool to show that learning has taken place. Lasty, we heard from course alumni on how accessibility had improved their course experience. They emphasised that accessibility should be embedded from the start of programme development, rather than treated as an afterthought.

Overall, the conference was well organised and successful at balancing its in-person and online audiences. The experience was greatly enhanced by the attendance of a digital artist who drew live tableaus during each talk, helping to illustrate and reinforce key concepts.

Develop your digital skills – new dates released for Spring 2023

By Louise Pollock, on 23 November 2022

What’s on offer

ISD Digital Skills Development Team has released new dates for Term 2. Most of our sessions will be offered remotely using Microsoft Teams with some also face-to-face.

See our latest schedule below.

We are offering a wide range of courses covering Stata, Unix, Microsoft apps (including Teams, OneNote, and Sway), and much more.

New highlights include the following:

  • DSD: Enhancing the Accessibility of your Moodle Courses
  • DSD: User access and multiple instruments in REDCap
  • DSD: Managing participants in REDCap
  • DSD: Qualtrics tips and tricks
  • DSD: Scripting Stata’s new Tables and Collections.
 

How to book

As a reminder, please note that most of our events are interactive training sessions and are not recorded. Therefore, we ask that you please ensure you are able to attend before booking and cancel your place if you are no longer able to attend. If you have any accessibility requirements, please let us know by emailing the ISD Digital Skills Development mailbox in advance: isd-digiskills@ucl.ac.uk

Please ensure you are using Desktop@UCL or the UCL VPN when booking.

Prizes to be won!

We have new monthly term-time prizes to be won by staff and students who attend and evaluate our courses.  All you have to do to be in the running to win £20 ‘Love to Shop’ Gift Voucher is complete one of our training sessions, and submit our course evaluation form. The evaluation form should take no more than 1 minute to complete. Good luck!

Find out more

For more information on how to book and join a session on the day, please visit our Practical Course Information page.

Drop-ins

We are also hosting our usual weekly drop-in sessions remotely and face-to-face for those who would like individual support on a specific issue. The dates and times of the sessions, along with the joining link, are available in our ISD Digital Skills Development Moodle course.

More digital skills development opportunities…

Learn online with a vast range of high-quality video-based courses from LinkedIn Learning.  These cover technical skills but also business, personal and creative skills as well.  Visit the UCL LinkedIn Learning page to find out more.

DigiLearn Online is a library of online videos which covers UCL IT essentials. Topics include remote connectivity, data storage essentials, Microsoft Office 365 applications, and much more. Visit the DigiLearn Online webpage to access the video guides.

Latest schedule

Start Date Start Time End Time Session Title Venue
31/01/2023 10:00 12:00 DSD: Software for success: Survey tools This session will take place via an online teaching platform
31/01/2023 10:00 12:00 DSD: Format your Thesis (Windows) This session will take place via an online teaching platform
31/01/2023 14:00 15:30 DSD: Creating accessible Word documents This session will take place via an online teaching platform
31/01/2023 14:00 15:00 DSD: Creating Infographics using free web-based tools This session will take place via an online teaching platform
01/02/2023 12:00 13:00 DSD: Introduction to REDCap for research This session will take place via an online teaching platform
02/02/2023 11:00 12:00 DSD: Software for success: Data analysis & statistical tools This session will take place via an online teaching platform
01/02/2023 10:00 11:45 DSD: Pivot Tables in Excel – Workshop This session will take place via an online teaching platform
DSD: Mentimeter for Continuous Module Dialogue (CMD) This session has been cancelled but click the link to join the Interest list.
02/02/2023 14:00 15:00 DSD: Podcasting made easy – workshop This session will take place via an online teaching platform
02/02/2023 14:00 15:30 DSD: Enhancing the Accessibility of your Moodle Courses This session will take place via an online teaching platform
02/02/2023 10:00 11:30 DSD: Microsoft Teams Workshop 1: Beyond Basics Overview This session will take place via an online teaching platform
07/02/2023 12:00 13:00 PowerPoint for Researchers and Presenters: Words, Images and More This session will take place via an online teaching platform
07/02/2023 14:00 16:00 DSD: Data Visualization in R with ggplot2 This session will take place via an online teaching platform
07/02/2023 10:00 11:30 DSD: Vlookup in Excel – Workshop This session will take place via an online teaching platform
07/02/2023 10:00 11:00 DSD: Planning a short film This session will take place via an online teaching platform
07/02/2023 12:00 13:30 DSD: Excel Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 1 (Campus-based) Campus-based session 
07/02/2023 14:00 15:00 DSD: Filming advice for a short film This session will take place via an online teaching platform
08/02/2023 11:00 12:00 DSD: Software for success: Working with Bibliography and Citation Apps This session will take place via an online teaching platform
08/02/2023 14:00 16:00 DSD: Advanced statistics with Excel 2016 (Campus-based) Campus-based session
08/02/2023 10:00 11:30 DSD: Styles and Table of Contents in Word – Workshop This session will take place via an online teaching platform
08/02/2023 DSD: Use online whiteboards to encourage student interaction This session has been cancelled but click the link to join the Interest list.
08/02/2023 DSD: Digital book-making This session has been cancelled but click the link to join the Interest list.
09/02/2023 10:00 11:00 DSD: Scripting Stata Graphs This session will take place via an online teaching platform
09/02/2023 14:00 15:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio – Part 1 (Remote classroom) This session will take place via an online teaching platform
14/02/2023 & 21/02/2023 14:00 16:00 DSD: Getting Started with SPSS – 2 parts Campus-based sessions
14/02/2023 14:00 15:30 DSD: Microsoft Teams Workshop 2: Managing & Participating in Meetings  This session will take place via an online teaching platform
14/02/2023 14:00 15:00 DSD: Design an impactful research poster using UCL templates This session will take place via an online teaching platform
14/02/2023 10:00 11:00 DSD: Make a short film using your iPhone This session will take place via an online teaching platform
DSD: Managing your digital profile and social media presence This session has been cancelled but click the link to join the Interest list.
15/02/2023 12:00 13:00 DSD: User access and multiple instruments in REDCap This session will take place via an online teaching platform
15/02/2023 10:00 11:00 DSD: Managing participants in REDCap This session will take place via an online teaching platform
15/02/2023 12:00 13:00 DSD: Software for Success: Winning with charts This session will take place via an online teaching platform
15/02/2023 10:00 11:15 DSD: Basic image editing using free tools (Demo) This session will take place via an online teaching platform
15/02/2023 12:00 13:30 DSD: Excel Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 1 (Campus-based) Campus-based session
16/02/2023 10:00 12:00 DSD: Software for success: Data visualisation This session will take place via an online teaching platform
16/02/2023 10:00 11:45 DSD: OneNote – Workshop This session will take place via an online teaching platform
16/02/2023 14:00 16:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio – Part 2 (Remote classroom) This session will take place via an online teaching platform
17/02/2023 12:00 13:00 DSD: Software for success: Writing tools This session will take place via an online teaching platform
21/02/2023 10:00 12:00 DSD: Software for success: Survey tools This session will take place via an online teaching platform
21/02/2023 14:00 15:30 DSD: Sway, Microsoft’s modern presentation tool – Workshop This session will take place via an online teaching platform
21/02/2023 14:00 15:00 DSD: An introduction to free graphic design tools This session will take place via an online teaching platform
21/02/2023 12:00 13:00 DSD: Excel Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 2 (Campus-based) Campus-based session
22/02/2023 10:00 17:00 DSD: Think like a computer programmer Campus-based session
22/02/2023 10:00 11:00 DSD: Word Tips and Tricks This session will take place via an online teaching platform
23/02/2023 12:00 13:00 DSD: Qualtrics tips and tricks This session will take place via an online teaching platform
23/02/2023 10:00 13:00 DSD: Scripting Stata’s new Tables and Collections Campus-based session
23/02/2023 15:00 17:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio – Part 3 (Remote classroom) This session will take place via an online teaching platform
23/02/2023 10:00 11:00 DSD: Microsoft Forms Demo This session will take place via an online teaching platform
24/02/2023 12:00 13:00 DSD: In a Nutshell: Starting a Nvivo Project This session will take place via an online teaching platform
28/02/2023 14:00 16:00 DSD: Format your Thesis (Windows) This session will take place via an online teaching platform
28/02/2023 10:00 11:45 DSD: Pivot Tables in Excel – Workshop This session will take place via an online teaching platform
01/03/2023 12:00 13:00 DSD: Excel Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 2 (Campus-based) Campus-based session
02/03/2023 14:00 16:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio – Part 4 (Remote classroom) This session will take place via an online teaching platform
02/03/2023 10:00 11:30 DSD: Creating accessible PowerPoint Presentations This session will take place via an online teaching platform
07/03/2023 10:00 12:00 DSD: Software for success: Survey tools This session will take place via an online teaching platform
07/03/2023 14:00 17:00 DSD: A Quick Introduction to UNIX (Campus-based) Campus-based session
07/03/2023 12:00 13:00 DSD: Excel Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 3 (Campus-based) Campus-based session
08/03/2023 14:00 17:00 DSD: Further UNIX  (Campus-based) Campus-based session
08/03/2023 10:00 11:30 DSD: Microsoft Teams Workshop 3 – Document Management and Collaboration  This session will take place via an online teaching platform
08/03/2023 14:00 15:00 DSD: Excel Tips and Tricks This session will take place via an online teaching platform
09/03/2023 10:00 11:00 DSD: LaTeX: Demo of Overleaf This session will take place via an online teaching platform
09/03/2023 14:00 15:30 DSD: Creating accessible Word documents This session will take place via an online teaching platform
10/03/2023 12:00 13:00 DSD: In a Nutshell: Excel functions we should all know This session will take place via an online teaching platform
14/03/2023 & 24/03/2023 10:00 17:00 DSD: Introduction to Matlab – 2 parts Campus-based session
14/03/2023 10:00 11:30 DSD: OneDrive for sharing files This session will take place via an online teaching platform
15/03/2023 & 16/03/2023 17:00 20:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio (Campus-based) 2 parts Campus-based session
15/03/2023 10:00 11:30 DSD:Vlookup in Excel – Workshop This session will take place via an online teaching platform
22/03/2023 14:00 16:00 DSD: Intermediate statistics with Excel 2016 This session will take place via an online teaching platform
22/03/2023 10:00 11:45 DSD: Charting with Excel This session will take place via an online teaching platform
23/03/2023 14:00 16:00 DSD: Better Tables in R This session will take place via an online teaching platform
25/04/2023 14:00 15:30 DSD: Enhancing the Accessibility of your Moodle Course Campus-based session