To be digitally capable Staffordshire University employee you must be a digitally capable:
Information and Data Handler who can:
Information security is critical to the successful running of the University and all staff must ensure that they handle any information they deal with appropriately and securely.
Training and Support
An online course is now available for all staff to complete within Blackboard. Log on to Blackboard at: https://blackboard.staffs.ac.uk using your normal username and password and under My Courses you will find the link to Data Protection Training for University staff.
Our Copyright Guide is available at http://libguides.staffs.ac.uk/copyright
All university staff are increasingly having to handle a range of data from a variety of sources no matter what their role. The ability to process, manage and interpret patterns in this data is becoming more important and can help inform effective decision making. The ability to handle data in this way is often referred to as data literacy.
Data literacy skills include the following abilities:
One area where staff can develop their capabilities in handling data is to improve their knowledge of Excel. Much data is presented in spreadsheets, or can be exported from other applications to Excel and improving your knowledge of features such as Excel charts, formulas or pivot tables can help you make the most of the information 'hidden' within the data.