Academic Staff Development Fortnight

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Academic Staff Development Fortnight Event Timetable 17th-28th June

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Library and Learning Services invite you to a fortnight of events designed to update your skills and knowledge of the support we offer - from Research Support to Student Engagement, and everything in between. Take some time out to hone your research skills by attending the sessions on Copyright, Gale Databases and Pure - Research Information Repository. Get your modules into shape with a Digital MOT, make friends with Ally and incorporate recordings using Panopto. Add LinkedIn Learning courses and videos from Box of Broadcasts to your modules, finesse your Reading List and learn how to use interactive software such as Kahoot. Find out how UniSkills and specialist disability services can support your students. All events take place in Catalyst, 3rd Floor, Oak Room. Please book your place on MyView – search by the session title. If you can’t make the date, or encounter any problems please contact your Academic Engagement Specialist.

Event details

Resources for Courses 17 June 11am-12pm Come and find out how you can develop the collections available in the library to ensure your modules provide up to date and relevant resources. We will provide help and information around digitisation, Add a book, eBooks, databases and more.



Pure – Research Outputs 17 June 12pm-1pm & 26 June 1pm-2pm


Research Information Repository

Part 1 – 30 mins Which version is it anyway? Getting ready to share your research open access on Pure. • Identifying and preparing your manuscript • Checking publishers’ open access policies • Clarity around Creative Commons licences Part 2 – 30 mins Let’s do this! Login and upload in Pure. 5 key steps to adding your research outputs. • • • • •

Access Pure Identify the research output to add Add your research output Send for validation Notifications This workshop is open to anyone with a Pure login.

Give Your Course a Digital MOT 17 June 1pm-2pm & 27 June 11am-12pm A supportive session aimed at helping you audit and fine tune your Blackboard course area to maximise its effectiveness and impact on student learning. Gain an objective assessment against critical agendas, such as: • Inclusion • Baseline • Electronic Marking of Assessments • Consistency of students’ experience • Retention Members of the Learning Technology Development team will help you develop an individual action plan to help enhance your course areas now and in the future.



Copyright 18 June 11am-12pm



This session will give you a general introduction into using copyrighted materials in a Higher Education context. It will provide useful copyright tips for Lecturers and Researchers when using copyright materials, highlighting how to access the support available from Library and Learning Services.

LinkedIn Learning 18 June 1pm-2pm & 27 June 12pm-1pm


LinkedIn Learning is a treasure trove of high quality online courses and video tutorials written by industry experts. There is something for everyone from Adobe to Z-tests. Come along to find courses to enhance your teaching, professional and personal development.

Student Engagement - UniSkills and More 20 June 11am-12pm & 28 June 11am-12pm UniSkills is a package of workshops, online resources and face to face support provided by the Student Engagement team to help students develop essential academic skills to enable them to produce high quality assignments. Find out how we can work with you to deliver embedded skills within your curriculum timetable and understand how students can access support for academic writing, information skills and general study skills including time management and proofreading strategies through our UniSkills workshops, 1:1 appointment service and online toolkits.

Online Research - Tools and Tips for Success 20 June 12pm-1pm This session will cover how to get the best results out of a database, how to set up current awareness so you always have the most up to date content, some tips for using Google Scholar and a tool for generating key words.



Digital Participation Encouraging Student Involvement 20 June 1pm-2pm This session will introduce you to using Kahoot and Socrative, game-based platforms that can be used for quizzes and games. Popular in educational institutions, these apps can be utilised to encourage group participation, gather feedback and conduct surveys. By the end of this session you will be able to set up fun and interactive quizzes and analyse results.

Introduction to RefWorks 21 June 11am-12pm Get started with reference management and look at how to save your references for citations and bibliographies. Learn how to create your reference list using your preferred citation style.

Digital Workplace Technologies Information Session


21 June 12pm-12.30pm (30 minutes) This session will introduce you to Digital Workplace Technologies, the range of staff development sessions, resources and guides offered by Learning Services. We will guide staff through the different pathways you can choose to explore, and the benefits of attending training sessions to increase your digital capabilities. You will also have the opportunity to complete the JISC Capability Tool evaluate your training needs and areas for improvement.

Reading List Drop In 21 June 1pm-2pm & 28 June 12pm-1pm

Reading Lists Online

Forgotten most of it? One small query? Just want to add one thing? Come along to a drop-in workshop where the team will help you with any queries.


Virtual Reality 24 June 11am-12pm Come and enjoy a creative session using virtual reality technology.

Disability support and Assistive Technology at EHU 24 June 1pm-2pm An opportunity to explore the support, advice and guidance available to disabled students at the university and meet some of the teams involved in this delivery. We will also explore the technologies available to staff and students at the university and how these technologies may be beneficial to learning.

Box of Broadcasts 25 June 11am-12pm & 28 June 1pm-2pm

On Demand TV and Radio for Education

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is an online service which makes it easy for you and your students to request the recording of programmes from the TV and Radio and access those recordings. Learn how to schedule recordings, search for programmes, create playlists and link to them in your Reading List and Blackboard area.

Fun Ways to use Reading Lists 25 June 12pm-1pm

Reading Lists Online

Make your reading lists appealing and dynamic. Learn more about using Reading Lists Online as part of your TEL and employability strategy.



Using Panopto and Ally 26 June 11am-12pm This session will review and offer insight into Inclusive/Accessible learning and the tools availability within the institution. We will demonstrate the benefits of Blackboard Ally and Panopto to enhance the student learning experience by: • Reviewing the level of content accessibility and systematically prioritising where improvements can be made. • Auto generating ‘Alternative’ formats to support different learning styles. • Going beyond lecture capture with Panopto.

Gale Databases 26 June 12pm-1pm, Oak Room & 26 June 1pm-2pm in CE.004 Come along for a demonstration and interactive training for Gale Reference Complete resources. Learn best practices for teaching and research on the Gale platforms for studies in business, literature, history, media, education, health and more. Including InfoTrac Newsstand, which contains articles from over 2300 newspapers from around the world. These include major British newspapers, as well as US and Australian titles.