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Digital Identity and Well-being

New session added: LinkedIn

This session ran by Careers Consultant, Tim Summers, looks at using LinkedIn. You will explore LinkedIn and learn how it can be used to boost your digital footprint and be beneficial to both staff and students.

This session is running multiple times. Click on the link below to view available dates and book onto a session

This session is part of the Digital Identity and Well-being area,

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Digital Creativity, Innovation and Problem Solving

New session added: Creating accesible PowerPoints

This session will be run by Disability Support Librarians, Anja Badock and Sarah Fleetwood-Florey. The session will introduce you to the main principles of creating Microsoft PowerPoint presentations that are accessible for disabled people. With a focus on practical tips, there will be the opportunity to ask questions and put the tips into practice. If possible, please bring along your own device and perhaps a file you could review.

This session is part of the Digital Creation, Innovation and Problem solving area on Blackboard.

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Digital Identity and Well-being

New session added: Taking control of your privacy: Practical Tips

We’ve added new workshop sessions focusing on privacy. You’ll examine what information is important to you to keep private, what information you don’t mind sharing in exchange for convenience, and what information you actively choose to share with others. You’ll look at cookies and how they work, and you’ll be given some tips on limiting tracking. You’ll also explore the internet of things and consider the benefits and constraints of this type of technology in personal/home life. You will also have the opportunity to critically examine some social media data discovering exactly what it says about a person’s real-life characteristics and behaviour. We will also tell you how you can take better control of this and manage your privacy settings in social media.

This session is part of the Digital Identity and Well-being area of Blackboard.

This session is running on multiple dates across all campuses. Click the link below to view dates and book onto a session.

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Digital Creativity, Innovation and Problem Solving

New session added: Using Panopto to create piece to camera & screen recordings from anywhere

We’ve added new workshop sessions focusing on going beyond just lecture capture with Panopto. Come along to find out more about how you can use Panoto from anywhere to create quick and easy piece to camera videos and screen recordings. We will also look at how you can embed quizzes, polls and youtube clips to your videos and go through sharing and embedding your clips.

You’ll find this session in the Digital Creation Innovation and Problem Solving area on Blackboard

This session is running on multiple dates across all campuses. Click the link below to view dates and book onto a session.

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Communication, Collaboration and Participation

New session added: Collaborating on OneDrive

Come along to this session to explore collaboration on OneDrive in a bit more detail. Learn how you could use collaboration tools to improve efficiency when working with others and explore how you could use these tools for teaching activities.

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IT Proficiency and Productivity

New session added: Office 365 workshop for your team

We’re running some training for teams on Office 365 to help you make the most of Office 365 as a team.

We will introduce youto Office 365 groups, a collaborative space to store and work on documents as a group, accessed directly from your PC or laptop.

If you are interested in booking this session for your team please contact us directly to arrange a date and time that suits you. This session is part of the IT Productivity and Proficiency area.

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Communication, Collaboration and Participation Digital Creativity, Innovation and Problem Solving Digital Identity and Well-being Digital Learning and Development Information, Data and Media Literacies IT Proficiency and Productivity

Taster/Introductory Sessions

Taster sessions are a great place to start engaging with the programme. These sessions run regularly at every campus, so there is plenty of opportunities to attend. During a taster session, you’ll find out more about what the area means, how it can relate to you and your team and how it could relate to students. You’ll have a chance to get hands-on with some activities that will help you explore some of the latest tools and technologies and question what is most important to you. You’ll also receive a goodybag full of useful links for you to take away after the session. Book onto a taster sessio through the Blackboard course.

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Communication, Collaboration and Participation Digital Creativity, Innovation and Problem Solving Digital Identity and Well-being Digital Learning and Development Information, Data and Media Literacies IT Proficiency and Productivity

Initial activity with staff

Before launching the programme we ran an activity with as many staff teams as we could to explore where they felt specific digital skills lay in relation to the 6 capability areas and how important they felt they were.

We put together a series of cards containing typical digitally realated tasks or activities, such as making a video, using the TEAL screens or collaborating more efficiently and asked staff to place these skills as either; essential, interesting or not essential.

This activity helped us to think about key digital skills and capabilities that staff wanted and helped us to align them with our programme. Here are their results:

Glenside Library Team

Bower Ashton Library Team

OBA

Frenchay Enquiries Team

Collections

Library Team at Alexandra Warehouse

ACE Frenchay Team

Research Team

If we didn’t get round to speaking to your team, do get in touch, we’d like to speak to as many people in SSS as possible so we can hear a range of thoughts and ideas that could influence the direction of the programme.