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Develop your digital skills in 2021 – new dates released

Jasmin E Mullings12 January 2021

Image of woman holding a tabletHow to book

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

What’s on offer

ISD Digital Skills Development has released new dates for the first half of Term 2 to be offered online via Blackboard Collaborate and Microsoft Teams.

We are offering a wide range of courses covering R, Stata, Microsoft Tools (including Forms, OneNote and Sway) and much more. Highlights this term include:

  • Three brand new Microsoft Teams Workshops;
  • Inspiration: Mind mapping tool – an overview demo;
  • Introduction to Stop Motion Animation.

This term we are bringing back our popular Software for success and In a Nutshell sessions, beginning with ‘Software for success: Choosing data analysis and statistical tools’ and ‘In a Nutshell: Starting an Nvivo Project’.

Software for Success sessions are aimed at those starting a new research project, thesis or dissertation and unsure what tools to use for writing up, citation, data analysis etc. These short, lunchtime sessions will help you answer these questions and determine the best way to get up and running.

In a Nutshell sessions highlight a single task in a particular application, such as starting a project in NVivo for example.

We have also adapted our introductory series of Excel Essential Skills Workshops to a self-paced programme with some interactive sessions. Learn more on the Excel Essential Skills Workshops blog post about the new format.

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

Joining a course

Please view the current schedule of courses and workshops below. Once you’ve looked at the schedule and chosen the course(s) you want to book, follow the instructions on the How to enrol on courses blog post to book. Please also view the course description carefully to ensure you have all the information, check for any pre-learning (if applicable) and know how to join the live session(s).

As we will use Blackboard Collaborate for many of our sessions, please watch the 10-minute Participant video guide which explains how to use and what to expect from the BB Collaborate platform.

Once you’ve booked on a course, please visit our Digital Skills Development Moodle course to find any course materials and pre-learning (if applicable). As some courses have pre-learning, please ensure you allow yourself enough time to complete this. Please also download any available course materials in advance of the live session. Not all the new courses will have pre-learning and course materials available yet, however, we will endeavour to make them available by Monday 18th January. If materials will be made available later for any particular course, a date will be given for when they are available.

We will send out the link to join the session the day before (or morning before if it’s a Monday course) but you can also join directly from MyLearning (see blog post for instructions on how to do this).

Also note that we have added an extra 15 minutes to the start time of our courses to allow participants to test out their audio/connection. The actual course will start promptly on the hour (15 minutes after the advertised time).

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 new 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.

Current schedule

Date Start End Title
19/01/2021 13:45 15:00 DSD: Getting Started with Stata – Part 1 (Orientation and materials)
26/01/2021 13:45 16:00 DSD: Getting Started with Stata – Part 2 (Using Stata)
02/02/2021 13:45 16:00 DSD: Getting Started with Stata – Part 3 (Scripting techniques)
09/02/2021 13:45 16:00 DSD: Getting Started with Stata – Part 4 (Modelling and reporting)
20/01/2021 11:45 13:00 DSD: In a Nutshell: Starting an Nvivo Project
21/01/2021 13:45 15:00 DSD: Mentimeter: Encourage online student interaction
21/01/2021 13:45 15:00 DSD: Word tips and tricks
21/01/2021 13:45 15:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio – Part 1
28/01/2021 13:45 16:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio – Part 2
04/02/2021 13:45 16:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio – Part 3
12/02/2021 13:45 16:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio – Part 4
22/01/2021 13:45 15:00 DSD: Excel tips and tricks
26/01/2021 10:45 12:00 DSD: Inspiration: Mind mapping tool – an overview demo
26/01/2021 13:45 15:00 DSD: Sway, Microsoft’s modern presentation tool – Demo
27/01/2021 09:45 12:00 DSD: Managing Long Documents in Word 2016
27/01/2021 09:45 11:00 DSD: Mentimeter: Encourage online student interaction
27/01/2021 09:45 11:15 DSD: OneDrive for sharing files
27/01/2021 13:45 15:00 DSD: Pivot Tables in Excel – Demo
28/01/2021 09:45 11:30 DSD: Creating accessible Word documents
28/01/2021 13:45 15:00 DSD: Record a narration over your PowerPoint on a PC
02/02/2021 09:45 11:45 DSD: Pivot Tables in Excel – Workshop
04/02/2021 09:45 11:00 DSD: Using Audacity to record and edit sound
04/02/2021 13:45 15:30 DSD: Sway, Microsoft’s modern presentation tool – Workshop
05/02/2021 09:45 11:30 DSD: Microsoft Teams Workshop 1: Beyond Basics Overview
09/02/2021 11:45 13:00 DSD: Inspiration: Mind mapping tool – an overview demo
10/02/2021 09:45 11:00 DSD: Video editing with Adobe Spark
10/02/2021 09:45 11:15 DSD: Microsoft Teams Workshop 2: Managing & Participating in Meetings
10/02/2021 11:45 13:00 DSD: Software for success: Choosing data analysis and statistical tools
11/02/2021 13:45 15:00 DSD: Introduction to Stop Motion Animation
12/02/2021 09:45 11:30 DSD: Vlookup in Excel – workshop
16/02/2021 13:45 15:45 DSD: OneNote 2016 – Workshop
17/02/2021 09:45 12:00 DSD: Blogging with Reflect (WordPress-based) – Workshop
17/02/2021 13:45 15:00 DSD: LaTeX: Demo of Overleaf
18/02/2021 09:45 12:00 DSD: Intermediate Statistics with Excel 2016
18/02/2021 09:45 11:30 DSD: Microsoft Teams Workshop 3: Document Management and Collaboration
18/02/2021 10:45 12:00 DSD: Read&Write: Text-to-speech software – an overview
18/02/2021 13:45 15:00 DSD: Microsoft Forms Demo
19/02/2021 09:45 11:30 DSD: Creating accessible Word documents

Further Digital Skills Development dates now available for this term

Jasmin E Mullings3 November 2020

Signpost with 'Digital Skills' written on itLinks to bookings

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

 What’s on offer

ISD Digital Skills Development has released new dates for the second half of Term 1 to be offered online via Blackboard Collaborate and Microsoft Teams.

We are offering a wide range of courses covering R, Stata, Microsoft Tools (including Forms, OneNote and Sway) and much more. Highlights this term include:

  • Pivot Tables in Excel – Workshop;
  • Vlookup in Excel – Workshop;
  • Getting Started with Markdown.

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

This term, we have also adapted our introductory series of Excel Essential Skills Workshops to a self-paced programme with some interactive sessions. Learn more on the Excel Essential Skills Workshops blog post about the new format.

Joining a course

Please view the current schedule of courses and workshops below. Once you’ve looked at the schedule and chosen the course(s) you want to book, follow the instructions on the How to enrol on courses blog post to book. Please also view the course description carefully to ensure you have all the information, check for any pre-learning (if applicable) and know how to join the live session(s).

As we will use Blackboard Collaborate for many of our sessions, please watch the 10-minute Participant video guide which explains how to use and what to expect from the BB Collaborate platform.

Once you’ve booked on a course, please visit our Digital Skills Development Moodle course to find any course materials and pre-learning (if applicable). As some courses have pre-learning, please ensure you allow yourself enough time to complete this. Please also download any available course materials in advance of the live session.

We will send out the link to join the session the day before (or morning before if it’s a Monday course) but you can also join directly from MyLearning (see blog post for instructions on how to do this).

Also note that we have added an extra 15 minutes to the start time of our courses to allow participants to test out their audio/connection. The actual course will start promptly on the hour (15 minutes after the advertised time).

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 new 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.

Current schedule

09/11/2020 11:45 13:00 Introducing Scratch
09/11/2020 13:45 15:00 Video editing with Adobe Spark
10/11/2020 09:45 11:00 Sway, Microsoft’s modern presentation tool – Demo
10/11/2020 09:45 11:30 Creating accessible PowerPoint presentations
10/11/2020 14:45 16:00 Inspiration: Mind mapping tool – an overview demo
11/11/2020 09:45 11:45 OneNote 2016 – Workshop
11/11/2020 10:45 12:00 Read&Write: Text-to-speech software – an overview
16/11/2020 13:45 15:30 Creating accessible Word documents
17/11/2020 13:45 14:30 Getting Started with Stata (Part 1)
24/11/2020 13:45 14:30 Getting Started with Stata (Part 2)
01/12/2020 13:45 14:30 Getting Started with Stata (Part 3)
08/12/2020 13:45 14:30 Getting Started with Stata (Part 4)
17/11/2020 14:45 16:00 Pivot Tables in Excel – Demo
18/11/2020 13:45 15:00 Excel Worksheet 2 – Review session
19/11/2020 09:45 12:00 Managing Long Documents in Word 2016
19/11/2020 13:45 14:30 An Introduction to R with RStudio (Part 1)
26/11/2020 13:45 14:30 An Introduction to R with RStudio (Part 2)
03/12/2020 13:45 14:30 An Introduction to R with RStudio (Part 3)
10/12/2020 13:45 14:30 An Introduction to R with RStudio (Part 4)
19/11/2020 14:45 16:00 Styles and table of contents in Word – Demo
24/11/2020 09:45 11:00 Microsoft Forms Demo
25/11/2020 09:45 11:00 Microsoft Teams: Communication and collaboration tool overview – demo
26/11/2020 09:45 11:30 Vlookup in Excel – workshop
27/11/2020 09:45 11:45 Pivot Tables in Excel – Workshop
30/11/2020 13:45 15:00 OneNote 2016 Digital notebook overview – Demo
02/12/2020 09:45 12:00 DSD: Blogging with Reflect (WordPress-based) – Workshop
02/12/2020 13:45 15:00 Excel Worksheet 3 – Review session
03/12/2020 09:45 11:30 Microsoft Teams: Document management and collaboration – workshop
03/12/2020 09:45 12:00 Advanced Statistics with Excel 2016
04/12/2020 13:45 15:30 Sway, Microsoft’s modern presentation tool – Workshop
04/12/2020 09:45 10:30 Excel Essential Skills programme (self-paced) – Orientation
08/12/2020 09:45 11:30 Creating accessible Word documents
09/12/2020 10:45 12:00 Microsoft Forms Demo
10/12/2020 09:45 11:30 Creating accessible PowerPoint presentations
10/12/2020 09:45 12:00 Getting Started with Markdown
18/12/2020 13:45 15:00 Excel Worksheet 1 – Review session

Develop your digital skills this academic year – new dates released

Jasmin E Mullings5 October 2020

Bowl of soup digital skillsLinks to bookings

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

ISD Digital Skills Development has released new dates for the first half of Term 1 to be offered online via Blackboard Collaborate and Microsoft Teams.

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

This term, we have also adapted our introductory series of Excel Essential Skills Workshops to a self-paced programme with some interactive sessions. Learn more on this blog post about the new format.

Please view the current schedule of courses and workshops below. Once you’ve looked at the schedule and chosen the course(s) you want to book, follow the instructions on this blog post to book and view the course description carefully to ensure you have all the information, check for any pre-learning (if applicable) and know how to join the live session(s).

As we will use Blackboard Collaborate for many of our sessions, please watch the 10-minute Participant video guide which explains how to use and what to expect from the BB Collaborate platform.

Please ensure you allow yourself enough time to complete any pre-learning (see our Moodle course) as it may take a few hours for some courses. Please also download the course materials via our Moodle course in advance of the live session. Not all the courses will have pre-learning and course materials available yet, however, we will endeavour to make them available by Monday 12th October. If materials will be made available later for any particular course, a date will be given for when they are available.

We will send out the link to join the session the day before (or morning before if it’s a Monday course) but you can also join directly from MyLearning (see blog post for instructions on how to do this).

Also note that we have added an extra 15 minutes to the start time of our courses to allow participants to test out their audio/connection. The actual course will start promptly on the hour (15 minutes after the advertised time).

More digital skills development opportunities…

DigiLearn Online is a new 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.

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.

Current schedule

Date Start End Title
12/10/2020 15:45 17:00 Mentimeter: Encourage online student interaction
14/10/2020 09:45 11:00 Word tips and tricks
15/10/2020 13:45 15:00 Record a narration over your PowerPoint on a PC
15/10/2020 15:45 17:00 Using Audacity to record and edit sound
15/10/2020 09:45 11:00 Excel tips and tricks
15/10/2020 09:45 10:30 Getting Started with Stata (Part 1)
29/10/2020 09:45 10:30 Getting Started with Stata (Part 2)
05/11/2020 09:45 10:30 Getting Started with Stata (Part 3)
12/11/2020 13:45 14:30 Getting Started with Stata (Part 4)
15/10/2020 13:45 14:30 Excel Essential Skills programme (self-paced) – Orientation
16/10/2020 09:45 11:30 Creating accessible Word documents
16/10/2020 13:45 15:30 XMind mind mapping tool – workshop
16/10/2020 09:45 10:30 An Introduction to R with RStudio (Part 1)
30/10/2020 09:45 10:30 An Introduction to R with RStudio (Part 2)
06/10/2020 09:45 10:30 An Introduction to R with RStudio (Part 3)
13/11/2020 09:45 10:30 An Introduction to R with RStudio (Part 4)
19/10/2020 13:45 15:00 Pivot Tables in Excel – Demo
21/10/2020 13:45 15:30 Creating accessible PowerPoint presentations
22/10/2020 09:45 11:15 OneDrive for sharing files
23/10/2020 14:45 16:00 Inspiration: Mind mapping tool – an overview demo
27/10/2020 09:45 11:00 OneNote 2016 Digital notebook overview – Demo
27/10/2020 13:45 15:00 Microsoft Teams: Communication and collaboration tool overview – demo
27/10/2020 09:45 12:00 Intermediate Statistics with Excel 2016
28/10/2020 09:45 11:45 Pivot Tables in Excel – Workshop
29/10/2020 13:45 15:00 Mentimeter: Encourage online student interaction
29/10/2020 09:45 11:30 Styles and table of contents in Word – Workshop
29/10/2020 13:45 15:00 Excel Essential Skills programme (self-paced) – Worksheet 1 Review
02/11/2020 14:45 16:00 Excel tips and tricks
03/11/2020 14:45 16:00 Word tips and tricks
04/11/2020 13:45 15:00 LaTeX: Demo of Overleaf
05/11/2020 09:45 12:00 Blogging with Reflect (WordPress-based) – Workshop
06/11/2020 09:45 11:30 Microsoft Teams: Document management and collaboration – workshop
09/11/2020 11:45 13:00 Introducing Scratch
09/11/2020 13:45 15:00 Video editing with Adobe Spark
10/11/2020 14:45 16:00 Inspiration: Mind mapping tool – an overview demo
10/11/2020 09:45 11:00 Sway, Microsoft’s modern presentation tool – Demo
10/11/2020 09:45 11:30 Creating accessible PowerPoint presentations
11/11/2020 10:45 12:00 Read&Write: Text-to-speech software – an overview
11/11/2020 09:45 11:45 OneNote 2016 – Workshop

 

Develop your digital skills this academic year – online offering now available

Jasmin E Mullings4 May 2020

ISD Digital Skills Development has released new dates for Term 3 to be offered online via Blackboard Collaborate and Microsoft Teams.

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

Please view the current schedule of courses and workshops below. Once you’ve looked at the schedule and chosen the course(s) you want to book, follow the instructions on this blog post to book and view the course description carefully to ensure you have all the information, check for any pre-learning (if applicable) and know how to join the live session(s).

As we will use Blackboard Collaborate for many of our sessions, please watch the 10-minute Participant video guide which explains how to use and what to expect from the BB Collaborate platform.

Please ensure you allow yourself enough time to complete any pre-learning (see our Moodle course) as it may take a few hours for some courses. Please also download the course materials via our Moodle course in advance of the live session. Not all the courses will have pre-learning and course materials available yet, however, we will endeavour to make them available by Monday 11th May. If materials will be made available later for any particular course, a date will be given for when they are available.

We will send out the link to join the session the day before (or morning before if it’s a Monday course) but you can also join directly from MyLearning (see blog post for instructions on how to do this).

Also note that we have added an extra 15 minutes to the start time of our courses to allow participants to test out their audio/connection. The actual course will start promptly on the hour (15 minutes after the advertised time).

Current schedule

Date Start End Title
12/05/2020 09:45 11:00 Word tips and tricks
13/05/2020 09:45 11:00 Excel tips and tricks
13/05/2020 09:45 12:00 Managing Long Documents in Word 2016
14/05/2020 09:45 11:00 Podcasting made easy
14/05/2020 13:45 16:00 Getting Started with SPSS
15/05/2020 09:45 11:30 Creating accessible Word documents
18/05/2020 13:45 15:00 Using ‘Padlet’ to support student collaboration
20/05/2020 13:45 16:00 An Introduction to R with RStudio
20/05/2020 13:45 15:30 Creating accessible PowerPoint presentations
22/05/2020 09:45 11:00 OneDrive for sharing files
26/05/2020 09:45 11:00 Record a narration over your PowerPoint on a PC
27/05/2020 09:45 12:00 Managing Long Documents in Word 2016
28/05/2020 09:45 11:00 Blogging with Reflect (WordPress-based)
28/05/2020 09:45 12:00 Getting Started with SPSS
29/05/2020 13:45 15:30 Microsoft Teams: Collaborate on Documents & Files
01/06/2020 13:45 15:30 Creating accessible Word documents
03/06/2020 13:45 15:00 Word tips and tricks
04/06/2020 13:45 15:00 Excel tips and tricks
09/06/2020 09:45 11:30 Creating accessible PowerPoint presentations
10/06/2020 09:45 11:00 OneDrive for sharing files
10/06/2020 09:45 12:00 An Introduction to R with RStudio
11/06/2020 09:45 12:00 Managing Long Documents in Word 2016
16/06/2020 09:45 11:30 Microsoft Teams: Collaborate on Documents & Files

More digital skills development opportunities…

Learn online with a vast range of high-quality video-based courses from LinkedIn Learning. This is the new platform on which we are now hosting Lynda.com content. These cover technical skills but also business, personal and creative skills as well.  Visit the UCL LinkedIn Learning page to find out more.

Develop your digital skills this academic year – new dates released

Jasmin E Mullings24 February 2020

UPDATE as of 13th March 2020: Please note that all of our upcoming courses from 16th March – 30th April are cancelled following the Provost’s announcement that all face-to-face teaching events will cease from 13th March.

ISD Digital Skills Development has released new dates for the second half of Term 2. As usual, we are offering a wide range of courses covering Excel,  R, LaTex, and more…

We have added a new session for our highly popular Creating accessible documents course. Making documents accessible is important for everyone, whether or not they have a disability or impairment. In this session you will learn how to make your PowerPoint, Word, Excel and PDF files more accessible. To find out more about creating accessible content, please visit our dedicated web pages.

You can now book courses in MyLearning via the UCL Learning page. The booking process isn’t currently straightforward so please follow the instructions on how to book on our separate blog post. We are currently having some issues with venue details not being sent out to those enrolling close to the course date so please check the venue in the schedule below.

See below for our current schedule of courses and workshops.

Current schedule

Please note that the booking links for Excel Essential Skills Workshop 2 and 3 are only made available to those who have completed Excel Workshop 1.

These courses still have places available, therefore, we encourage you to book:

Date Start time End time Course/workshop Location
28/02/2020 11:00 12:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 3 Room 501, Institute of Archaeology
28/02/2020 12:00 13:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 3 Room 501, Institute of Archaeology
11/03/2020 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 2 Room 501, Institute of Archaeology
16/03/2020 13:00 14:00 In a Nutshell: Survival analysis in R Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building
17/03/2020 10:00 17:00 An Introduction to R with Rstudio PC Lab 1, IOE (20 Bedford Way)
18/03/2020 10:00 13:00 Data Manipulation in R with Rstudio Room 316, 26 Bedford Way
19/03/2020 14:00 16:00 Creating accessible documents Room 316, 26 Bedford Way
23/03/2020 10:00 17:00 An Introduction to R with Rstudio Room G11, 26 Bedford Way
24/03/2020 10:00 17:00 LaTex with NatBib Room 316, 26 Bedford Way
25/03/2020 10:00 13:00 Introduction to Visualising Data with Matlab Room 316, 26 Bedford Way
25/03/2020 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 2 Room 501, Institute of Archaeology
26/03/2020 14:00 17:00 Data Visualization in R with ggplot2 Room G11, 26 Bedford Way
27/03/2020 11:00 12:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 5 Room 501, Institute of Archaeology
27/03/2020 12:00 13:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 5 Room 501, Institute of Archaeology
30/03/2020 10:00 12:00 Creating accessible documents Room G15, DMS Watson Building

These sessions are currently scheduled to take place, but be aware that they taking place during potential strike action so they may be disrupted:

Date Start time End time Course/workshop Location
02/03/2020 13:00 14:00 Software for success: Data analysis and statistical tools B03 Ricardo LT, Drayton House
03/03/2020 10:00 13:00 Advanced statistics with Excel 2016 Room 316, 26 Bedford Way
02/03/2020 17:30 20:30 Introduction to Matlab (Part 1) PC Lab 1, IOE (20 Bedford Way)
03/03/2020 17:30 20:30 Introduction to Matlab (Part 2) PC Lab 1, IOE (20 Bedford Way)
05/03/2020 10:00 13:00 Introduction to Photoshop CS4 Room G20, Christopher Ingold Building
12/03/2020 17:30 20:30 Introduction to Matlab (Part 3) Room 2.23, Chadwick Building  (Use South-East entrance only)
13/03/2020 17:30 20:30 Introduction to Matlab (Part 4) Room 2.23, Chadwick Building  (Use South-East entrance only)

 

More digital skills development opportunities…

Digital Skills Development at IOE offer training in a wide range of digital tools.  Sessions are open to all UCL staff and students.  Highlights this term include:

  • Creating Accessible PowerPoint presentations,
  • Presentation Translator – add live subtitles to your presentations,
  • Introduction to Stop Motion Studio animation (iPad app).

Other sessions include Microsoft tools such as OneNote, Sway, Teams and SharePoint.  You can also learn more about EndNote, Pivot tables and VLookUp in Excel, mind mapping, infographics, video editing and much more.

Visit the Digital Skills Development at IOE booking system for details and to book.

Learn online with a vast range of high-quality video-based courses from LinkedIn Learning. This is the new platform on which we are now hosting Lynda.com content. These cover technical skills but also business, personal and creative skills as well.  Visit the UCL LinkedIn Learning page to find out more.

Not sure what you need or have a more specific issue you would like help with?  Come along to one of the Digital Skills Development drop ins for more individual support.

New Digital Skills courses for 2020

Jasmin E Mullings9 December 2019

IMPORTANT: Please note that the UCL booking system closed on 15th January.

When the new training booking system (MyLearning) goes live in mid-February, you will be able to book onto sessions scheduled from 2nd March onwards. If you want to be informed about the opening of the new system, enrol on our Moodle course.

A full list of course dates for this term can be found at the end of this blog post.

ISD Digital Skills Development has released new dates for the first half of Term 2. As usual, we are offering a wide range of courses covering Excel, Photoshop, R, Stata, and more…

This term we have our Software for success sessions again and three new In a Nutshell sessions.

Software for Success sessions are aimed at those starting a new research project, thesis or dissertation and unsure what tools to use for writing up, citation, data analysis etc. These short, lunchtime sessions will help you answer these questions and determine the best way to get up and running.  Book a place on a ‘Software for success’ presentation.

In a Nutshell sessions highlight a single task in a particular application, such as loading survey data into NVivo for example. Book a place on an ‘In a Nutshell’ presentation.

We have added new sessions for our highly popular  Creating accessible documents course.  Making documents accessible is important for everyone, whether or not they have a disability or impairment. In this session you will learn how to make your PowerPoint, Word, Excel and PDF files more accessible. To find out more about creating accessible content, please visit our dedicated web pages.

See below for our current schedule of courses and workshops.

More digital skills development opportunities…

Digital Skills Development at IOE offer training in a wide range of digital tools.  Sessions are open to all UCL staff and students.  Highlights this term include:

  • Creating Accessible PowerPoint presentations,
  • Presentation Translator – add live subtitles to your presentations,
  • Introduction to Stop Motion Studio animation (iPad app).

Other sessions include Microsoft tools such as OneNote, Sway, Teams and SharePoint.  You can also learn more about EndNote, Pivot tables and VLookUp in Excel, mind mapping, infographics, video editing and much more.

Visit the Digital Skills Development at IOE booking system for details and to book.

Learn online with a vast range of high-quality video-based courses from LinkedIn Learning. This is the new platform on which we are now hosting Lynda.com content. These cover technical skills but also business, personal and creative skills as well.  Visit the UCL LinkedIn Learning page to find out more.

Not sure what you need or have a more specific issue you would like help with?  Come along to one of the Digital Skills Development drop ins for more individual support.

Current schedule

For a full list of courses and workshops take a look at our course catalogue.

Sessions available now:

Date Start time End time Course/workshop
13/01/2020 13:00 14:00 Software for Success: Bibliography and Citation
21/01/2020 10:00 13:00 Getting started with Stata (Part 1) (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
22/01/2020 10:00 13:00 Getting started with Stata (Part 2) (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
22/01/2019 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 1 (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
24/01/2019 11:00 12:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 1 (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
24/01/2019 12:00 13:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 1
27/01/2020 14:00 16:00 Creating accessible documents (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
28/01/2020 10:00 13:00 Getting started with SPSS (Part 1)
29/01/2020 10:00 13:00 Getting started with SPSS (Part 2)
03/02/2020 13:00 14:00 In a Nutshell: Better Tables in Markdown
04/02/2020 10:00 13:00 A Quick Introduction to UNIX
04/02/2020 14:00 17:00 Excel 2016 Essential Skills (STAFF ONLY) (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
05/02/2020 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 1 (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
07/02/2020 11:00 12:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 1
07/02/2020 12:00 13:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 1
06/02/2020 10:00 13:00 Getting Started with Markdown
10/02/2020 13:00 14:00 Software for success: Writing tools
11/02/2020 14:00 17:00 Further UNIX
12/02/2020 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 1 (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
14/02/2020 11:00 12:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 2
14/02/2020 12:00 13:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 2
13/02/2020 10:00 12:00 Creating accessible documents (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
18/02/2020 10:00 13:00 Intermediate statistics with Excel 2016 (STAFF ONLY)
19/02/2020 10:00 13:00 Using Excel 2016 to manage lists (STAFF ONLY)
24/02/2020 10:00 12:00 Creating accessible documents
24/02/2020 13:00 14:00 In a Nutshell: Survey Data in Nvivo – the absolute truth
25/02/2020 10:00 13:00 Managing Long Documents in Word 2016 (STAFF ONLY)
25/02/2020 14:00 17:00 Charting with Excel 2016
26/02/2020 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 1 (RESERVE LIST ONLY)
28/02/2020 11:00 12:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 3
28/02/2020 12:00 13:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 3

Sessions available to book from mid-February once MyLearning goes live:

Date Start time End time Course/workshop
02/03/2020 13:00 14:00 Software for success: Data analysis and statistical tools
02/03/2020 17:30 20:30 Introduction to Matlab (Part 1)
03/03/2020 17:30 20:30 Introduction to Matlab (Part 2)
03/03/2020 10:00 13:00 Advanced statistics with Excel 2016
05/03/2020 10:00 13:00 Introduction to Photoshop CS4
11/03/2020 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 2
12/03/2020 17:30 20:30 Introduction to Matlab (Part 3)
13/02/2020 17:30 20:30 Introduction to Matlab (Part 4)
13/03/2020 11:00 12:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 4
13/03/2020 12:00 13:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 4
16/03/2020 13:00 14:00 In a Nutshell: Survival analysis in R
17/03/2020 10:00 17:00 An Introduction to R with RStudio (Parts 1 and 2)
18/03/2020 10:00 13:00 Data Manipulation in R with Rstudio
19/03/2020 14:00 16:00 Creating accessible documents
23/03/2020 10:00 17:00 An Introduction to R with RStudio (Parts 1 & 2)
24/03/2020 10:00 17:00 LaTex with NatBib
25/03/2020 10:00 13:00 Introduction to Visualising Data with Matlab
25/03/2020 16:00 17:00 Excel Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 2
27/03/2020 11:00 12:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 5
27/03/2020 12:00 13:00 Word Essential Skills – WORKSHOP 5
26/03/2020 14:00 17:00 Data Visualization in R with ggplot2