As term begins we wanted to take this opportunity to let staff know about the skills and development opportunities Learning Services are providing as part of our Developing Digital Excellence programme.

This is the second year we have created a series of workshops where we wanted to share our expertise and collaborate with staff within a number of key development areas.  We are continuing to use the 4 strands as we feel they resonate with the key drivers for teams.  We have also got some new developing areas, following the feedback we had last year.

If you are a new member of staff, the sessions on using classrooms and lecture theatres may be very useful, and we are also keen to welcome all new academic staff to our introudctory session around using Learning Edge.  This session introduces staff to thier test area in Blackboard and looks at some of the key elements of the system for all new starters.

These sessions are face to face and are all delivered in our training room on the 2nd floor of the LINC building, however we are keen to deliver more sessions as online using Collaborate as we had some excellent feedback from our online session in July when we had over 50 people logged into the Blackboard Service Pack 12 update session.  

These sessions are all within our programme and you can book your place online via the HR Staff Development booking system..  If there are sessions you feel might be beneficial to your team as a bespoke event, or you feel your team could attend as an online session, please get in touch with me.

The Digital Classroom

Lecture theatre equipment            Wilson 1                    04/10/13         11.00am – 11.30am

Introduction to classroom equipment    B004                  04/10/13         4.00pm – 4.30pm

The Digital Practitioner   

Getting started with Learning Edge – essential skills for tutors using BlackBoard 

                                                                                        15/10/13           10.00am – 12.00pm

Restock your presentation toolkit                                   16/10/13           1.00pm – 2.00pm

Successfully managing online marking –    A guide to using the grade centre in  Blackboard                                                                      17/10/13          12.00pm – 1.00pm

Capturing workshop or seminar work in Learning Edge/Blackboard 

                                                                                         23/10/13         1.00pm – 2.00pm

Beyond the Baseline – building an exemplary course     30/10/13          2.00pm – 3.00pm

The Digital Researcher

Systematic Reviews: where to search                           10/10/13       10.00am – 11.30am                           

The Digital Office

Outlook desktop email                                                     3/10/13         9.30am – 12.30am

Outlook desktop calendar                                                4/10/13        11.30am – 1.00pm

Folders and file management on the Edge Hill  network    7/10/13        9.30am – 10.30am 

Word 1 – managing paragraph and page formats            8/10/13        10.00am – 11.30am 

PowerPoint 1 – introduction to on-screen presentations  14/10/13       2.00pm – 4.00pm

Excel 2 – functions and workbook management               22/10/13       10.00am – 12.00pm

Publisher 1 – introduction to desk top publishing              24/10/13       10.00am – 12.00pm


Rachel Bury

Academic Liaison Manager – Quality, Marketing and Communication