Introduction to reference managers

MacBook air displaying EndNote reference management software on screen

At University, you’ll be using a large number of documents in many different formats (e.g. journal article, book chapter, image, report, case law, conference proceedings etc.). Using a reference manager to collect, organise, annotate and cite these references can save you a lot of time, improve accuracy and help you structure your work.
This short session will introduce you to four reference managers: EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley and Citavi, all of which have free versions.

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Media Hopper Create: Introduction

Media Hopper Create - Introduction

Media Hopper Create is the University’s media asset management solution. It provides all staff and students with a space that they can use to create and upload media and then store or publish it to various places including VLEs, websites and social media channels. This webinar is designed to provide you with a basic overview of Media Hopper Create and some of its most useful features.

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How to create videos for online courses: An introduction

How to create videos for online courses- An introduction

For this Digital Skills Festival session, we will introduce you to our latest offering “How to Create Videos for Online Courses” and empower you to create engaging videos to film on your own using tools you likely have to hand (i.e. a smartphone and/or tablet). You will hear from team members behind both short online courses and watch a demo on how you can turn your smartphone into a high-quality filming device for educational purposes.

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Subtitling for media creators

Woman looking at an iMac showing the university's Media Hopper Create service with caption editing tool.

This webinar will introduce you to automated and manual methods you can use to add subtitles (closed captions) to video or audio files you have uploaded to Media Hopper Create, helping to make them accessible. We’ll also give advice on how to optimise your recordings to ensure the highest quality audio, and therefore the best possible automatic subtitles. 

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Introduction to Audacity: Audio recording and editing

Image of a microphone in front of a computer showing audacity on screen

Audacity is an easy to use, free, open-source audio editor you can use to produce high quality, consistent, voiceovers for videos and presentations, create podcasts and much more.

In this webinar, you’ll learn learn the basics of using Audacity to capture and edit voiceovers.

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2022 Festival Programme

Our 2022 festival programme is now live so head to our main Festival Programme page to view and book your space on our 2022 events.