This January, why not make it your resolution to learn how to use a new technology? We will be running a series of Try January sessions throughout the month, on a variety of technologies. These include:

Padlet – Get started with online collaboration – Padlet allows the creation of online collaboration boards which can be used for collecting opinions, creating lists, gathering and giving feedback and more! Come to this session to learn how to create your own and see how others are using them in the education sector.

Kahoot – Get interactive with quizzes – Kahoot is an interactive software which allows quizzes to be created and then played competitively on mobile devices. The session will show you how to put together a multiple choice quiz, launch it and view feedback and results.

Manage your appointments with Calendly – Calendly is an appointment setting app which allows others to schedule time on your Outlook calendar. Set your availability preferences and share your Calendly link with colleagues and students, who can pick an available slot and add themselves to your calendar.

Twitter – If you have never used Twitter before but would like to set up a profile and learn about how it can be used then come to our Getting started session. If you already have an account but want to learn how to get more out of it, our Maximise your use of Twitter session will give you tips and advice on this.

Getting started with Collaborate Ultra for online classrooms and meetings – Blackboard Collaborate is a live web conferencing platform which allows the facilitation of teaching and learning, offices, conferences and meeting spaces on the web or on mobile devices.

Bring your course to life with Audio and Video – Enhance your teaching, learning or support materials for students by creating audio and video materials to use on Learning Edge or within presentations.


There are more sessions on the staff development list – click here to explore them all and book your place!