Learning how to share

Staff Development: eShare: Making the most of your Digital Repository

What is eShare? Why do we have it? How can it benefit me? Come along for an introduction to our digital repository for teaching and learning and see how you can make the most of eShare.

eShare offers you the opportunity to showcase your work to the world, store presentations, video clips and images in an easily accessible way and find ready-made, adaptable materials for your teaching.

In this hands-on session you will:

  • Create a profile – your profile can then be used for departmental webpages, EHRA and CV creation.
  • Learn how to search the repository for teaching resources, guides to technologies and learning resources.
  • Upload your own items – copyright and creative commons will be explained and demystified.

Book on to this session online via the Staff Development Booking system.

Michelle O'Connell

 

 

 

Michelle O’Connell

To arrange for a bespoke or 1:1 eShare session please contact me on x7229.

Flexible help in the University Library….we’ll come to you!

Did you know that the University Library has introduced a new ‘roving’ member of staff?  These staff are out on the floors and available to support you with any IT and library issues.  The staff can help with everything from logging in queries, to support with printing and copying, to help with microsoft packages.

No need to come to the desk!  Look out for the signs at each of the print/copy stations, pick up the phone, and a member of staff will come to you.  It couldn’t be easier!

 

Helen Jamieson, Customer Services Manager

 

 

Did you know…

That Learning Services provide support for the AV technology within the classroom or lecture theatre environment.

If you are in a classroom and are experiencing a problem, your first point of contact would be to call the Learning Services helpline on ext 4286.

We provide three operational levels of technical support;

Level 1 – The staff are trained to guide you through any technical or operational difficulties you may be experiencing including PCs, data projectors and visualisers over the telephone.

Level 2 – If we cannot help you over the telephone we will arrange for a technician to attend and resolve the issue for you.

Level 3 – Occasionally there may be a problem we cannot resolve immediately and we would look to provide portable equipment where possible.  You may be required to move to another classroom if the issue cannot be resolved right away.

We monitor faults and resolutions on our RMS service desk software.  All calls are logged at a central point and a reference number given to each caller for tracking purposes. This allows us to be more proactive in identifying faults and trends with an aim of continually improving the service and resources that we provide. 

The Media and ICT Technology teams are highly trained and qualified in their field of expertise. We can help you get the most out of the technology available on campus, anything from classroom or lecture theatre equipment – interactive whiteboards, microphones, projectors etc – to the specialist editing suites. We can provide training either in a group or on a one to one basis. For further information on training please contact mediadevelopment@edgehill.ac.uk

We would welcome your feedback on our service.  Please email us at lsdesk@edgehill.ac.uk

Donald Moffat – Media Technology Development Manager

Helen Jamieson – Customer Services Manager

New wiki site and support tool for Edge Hill staff

Learning Services has recently launched a new wiki site which is available to the whole staffing community of the University.  This new resource offers staff important information about our department and the key areas where we can offer help and support to ensure that staff get the best use of our staff resources and services.

There will be a number of ways in which we will promote the new resource but we  thought  we would start with an item in our news.

Key highlights include information about the various Teaching and Learning systems which we manage on the University’s behalf; Help with Media and ICT; Planning for new modules and programmes; and Getting the best out of Blackboard.

For staff, the wiki can be accessed via http://go.edgehill.ac.uk/ls

Also from the current University Intranet homepage – choose a-z of departments and then Learning Services.

Feedback is very much welcome.  There is a feedback form within the pages to encourage staff to let us know if they found what they wanted or feel anything is missing.   We encourage all staff to take a look; you can comment on the news and information blog or send us suggestions via the wiki itself.   We will also be holding focus groups with staff in the near future to evaluate and reflect and ensure the wiki is helpful and informative.

Rachel Bury – Academic Liaison Manager – Health

Research support from Learning Services

Are you a research student or an academic member of staff engaged in research? Learning Services can help you to identify relevant resources and develop your research skills. The research support team of Yvonne Smith, Craig Collinson and Elaine Czotter provide 1-2-1 and group sessions in areas such as bibliographic management, academic writing, information resources and IT skills. Get in touch with Yvonne for more infomation.

ZETOC – keeping informed of new publications

Zetoc is a great tool for keeping up-to-date with new developments in your field. It provides access to the British Library’s electronic Table of Contents service which contains around 20,000 current journals and the 16,000 conference proceedings published per year. The database covers 1993 to date, and is updated on a daily. It includes an email / RSS alerting service.

A recently introduced feature is the inclusion of abstracts.. Not all new article informationvwill have abstracts included but the number is expected to increase as further agreements with publishers are reached. The abstracts when present are found on the ‘Full record’ page.

Zetoc is available through the library catalogue. Just do a title search or select from the list of Online Databases.