OER – Creative Commons quick start: A short introduction to using Creative Commons licences

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If you’re new to Creative Commons licences or simply need a quick refresher, this Quick Start 30 minute information session will provide a brief introduction to Creative Commons, covering all the main licence types, and show you how to quickly and easily apply CC licences to content in Learn, Media Hopper Create and blogs.

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Accessibility tips for online content: Legal requirements and practical tips

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An introduction into the accessibility of online content – advice on how to make online content accessible and information on legal requirements around online content and accessibility.

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Social media and apps: managing your online identity

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This information session will provide useful advice on creating an effective online identity when using social media and apps.

This session is particularly important for staff and students working in professional settings, who also need to comply with social media guidelines set out by professional bodies e.g. Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, General Medical Council etc.

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Principles of creating effective digital content

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Learn how to engage your digital audiences through good practice in writing and structuring information for digital platforms. You will find out how to get your critical information noticed, make your content more accessible, improve your search engine rankings and meet data protection legislation. 60 minutes.

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How to use persona to improve design of student & staff experience

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Learn what is meant by a persona and see how they can be applied in a design context.

During the session, you’ll build a simple persona for a given context and explore ways of using this to address accessibility and inclusion. 

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Library Bitesize: Publishing your journal article

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Unsure where to get started with publishing your article in a journal?

Join us to find out what editors and publishers look for and how you can best prepare yourself for the world of academic publishing. From market research to the relevance of the Impact Factor, article preparation to submission guidelines, and self-promotion to publication and beyond, this session focuses on the first and future steps to publishing your research.

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Introduction to Zoom video conferencing

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This webinar is aimed at those who are new to the University’s Zoom video-conferencing service for informal, non-confidential meetings, collaboration with external colleagues, and, where required, for facilitating University research.

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Getting started with Microsoft Teams

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Join us for an online introduction to using Microsoft Teams – a hub for audio or video calling, scheduled group meetings, conversations and chat. Microsoft Teams is available to everyone in the University via Office 365. It helps you collaborate effectively online with your own team and with colleagues across the University and elsewhere.

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