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Academic Skills Team: A guide for staff

Digital Skills for Staff

To help support staff and students in developing their digital capabilities and broader professional development the University subscribed to LinkedIn Learning online video training. 

About LinkedIn Learning 

LinkedIn Learning provides online training with over 250,000 high-quality video tutorials covering digital, technology, creative and business skills  
New courses are added every week

Key features

  • Exercise files provided so you can practice topics  covered
  • Transcripts and subtitles available for courses
  • Get recommendations based on your interests and goals
  • Bookmark favourite courses, tutorials and specific videos
  • Earn certificates of course completion and attach to your LinkedIn profile
  • Download content to watch offline

You can access it from Office 365, or via the Library Resources page.  We have a LinkedIn Learning guide with more information or contact tus via academicskills@staffs.ac.uk.

Digital Skills for Students

All students are expected to use a range of IT packages including Outlook for email, Word for assignments, web browsers, and possibly Excel and PowerPoint. They also need to be aware of good practice in saving and backing up work and printing to avoid problems at key times such as assignment deadlines.  The Library can provide support for this. 

If your students need to develop specific digital skills we may be able to offer training sessions within their module, or as an optional extra. We have offered training in PowerPoint for both presentations and to create posters; Excel for presenting and analysing data, and Microsoft Word to create long documents/dissertations, introducing students to more advanced features in Word.  Other areas where we have provided support and training include Qualtrics, our online survey tool, understanding and developing your digital profile, understanding copyright, and effective searching (including finding free images). 

The Library has also developed an online guide on Digital Leadership Skills for students, which provides an overview of the capabilities students need to acquire to be resilient in their working life

To discuss options contact Julie Adams Academic Skills Tutor Digital Impact. Students can also book a 1-to-1 appointment with Julie by visiting her appointments page