To help support staff and students in developing their digital capabilities and broader professional development the University subscribes 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
You can access it from Office 365, or via the Library Resources page. We have a LinkedIn Learning guide with more information or contact us via email@example.com.
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).
To discuss options contact Julie Adams, Library Digital Developer. Students can also book a 1-to-1 appointment with Julie by visiting her appointments page
The Digital Skills Awareness course is for students that are about to start university or those in need of a bit more confidence, and provides guidance on the foundation-level digital skills they will need for a successful learning experience at university.
The Digital Skills Awareness online course was developed for higher education institutions by The Bloomsbury Learning Exchange (BLE), the digital education partnership for the Bloomsbury institutions and the University of London, and has been tailored for local use by Staffordshire University Library staff.
The course outlines the key digital skills students need for their studies, and helps them identify the skills they have and the ones they need to acquire or improve. While the course does not focus explicitly on developing digital skills, it does provides tips from a variety of sources including university staff and student support, as well as helpful resources and videos.
There are four topics:
This is an online self-paced Learn course. To enrol, please follow these steps:
Self Enrol onto the course; Digital skills awareness course
You should now have the access to the course via your blackboard
In 2022, the BLE launched the Digital Skills for Starting Higher Education MOOC on the FutureLearn platform introducing prospective students to the important skills, systems, and core technologies for learning to help them succeed at university and Higher Education. Delivered over a three-week learning period, the course takes just a few hours each week to complete and covers similar content to the original online course including: