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digital U at Staffordshire University: What's On: digital U events

digital U season

During Autumn 2016 we are holding a range of digital U events.  These will include workshops, webinars and Tweetchats.

The workshops and webinars cover topics identified as priorities by digital U community members we have met with and we think there will be topics relevant to all staff.

Have a look at what is on offer and book a place!

Programme of events

Digital U season - Workshops and Webinars

To book a place on any of the workshops or webinars please contact digitalu@staffs.ac.uk.  There are a maximum of 10 places on each of the workshops, so please book early to ensure a place!

if you would like to know more about what will be covered at each event, please get in touch.

With over 300 million users and over 500 tweets written every day, Twitter has become one of the most popular ways to express ourselves online. This workshop aims to introduce Twitter to anyone who may have heard of it, but hasn't yet created an account or 'tweeted' for themselves.

If you produce any amount of written online content, you may already be aware of how different it is from writing for print. This session aims to enage the group in discussion and activities focusing on best practice for online writing.

Microsoft Outlook features some great tools to help you organise your emails. This workshop will demonstrate some of these tools and show you how they can transform your University email life.

This advanced session goes beyond hashtags etc. and explores lists, TweetDeck, notifications and creating a Twitter 'homepage'.

Our University world is steadily drifiting towards being fully cloud-based. If you'd like to find out more about 'the Cloud' and how the latest version of Microsoft Office integrates with it, why not book a place on this workshop?

Skype for Business is the 'bells and whistles' version of the popular Skype desktop conferencing software. This workshop will demonstrate a number of new features highly relevant to support both colleagues and students remotely.

Forget the 'H:' drive, OneDrive is set to revolutionise the way you store, share and collaborate. This workshop will consist of a demonstration as to how you can really make OneDrive improve your life. Seriously!

Rebus has undergone an update which has changed, among other things, how it looks. If you want to continue using this excellent tool to manage your reading lists, sign up to take part in this webinar.

Qualtrics has undergone a transformation. It's still the same excellent survey tool but its interface has changed a good deal. Attend this webinar for a guided tour around the new look front-end.

PowerPoint has excellent features that allow you to record your voice over your presentation and then export it as a movie; thus, enabling you to easily produce screencasts for your BlackBoard Modules. This workshop will demontrate how to achieve this, step-by-step.

This workshop will explore how you can use many of the tools detailed in other Digital U workshops, OneDrive, Skype etc. on your mobile devices. Bring your own device and discover some very useful techniques.

Document-Cams (AKA visualisers) have become a regular feature in our Learning Spaces but did you know they can record your lectures too? Come to this workshop to discover how..

Digital U Tweet Chats

5 July, 2:30-3:30

4 August, 2:30-3:30

8th September, 2:30-3:30 

TEL training events

The Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) team supports the use of technology to enhance learning. We offer guidance and training for Blackboard and a range of other learning technologies for e-supported as well as blended, flexible and distance learning.

Our TEL page includes details about our training events and links to our resources.

Contact tel@staffs.ac.uk for more information.