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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Introduction to Tinkercad

User viewing designs created using Tinkercad on the Tinkercad website using a MacBook Pro

Tinkercad is a free, cloud-saving, browser-based software that is a perfect introduction to 3D modelling for complete beginners. This workshop will run through basic controls and operation, followed by some more advanced tips and tricks – it will also touch on modelling for 3D printing. The session will end with some Q&A time for questions or discussion about your own projects.

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Introduction to Inkscape

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Inkscape is a free, professional-quality vector graphic design software that is great for creating artwork such as logos, app icons, cartoons, and even more. It can also be used to prepare images for cutting and engraving on the laser cutter.

This introductory workshop will cover what vector graphics are, navigating the interface, using basic tools and creating your own artwork! The session will end with some Q&A time or project discussion.

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Introduction to Fusion 360

Screenshot of a brake disc model created using Fusion 360 software

In this workshop, the basics of 3D modelling using Fusion 360, parametric design, assembly modelling and freeform modelling will be covered at a beginner level. The session will end with some Q&A time for questions or discussion about your own projects.

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Introduction to Blender

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Blender is a free and open-source software. It is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux. Blender has a wide range of tools that allow you to model, animate, render and video edit, and because it’s easy to switch between these workflows, it’s a great tool to get started with. It is a good alternative to 3ds Max, MAYA, and Cinema 4D.

In this workshop, you will be familiarised with the interface, shortcuts, and basic operations. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to create basic 3D models of physical objects and render them.

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Introduction to Photogrammetry

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3DF Zephyr Free is software that is compatible with Windows. 3DF Zephyr Free is the free version of photogrammetry software for everyone. In this workshop, you will be familiarised with the interface, shortcuts, and basic operations.

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Managing your references using EndNote

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When doing research, or compiling a literature review, with so much information at your fingertips, managing it all can be a headache. Using a tool like EndNote can free up your time, leaving you to focus on the actual research.

During this 60 minute session, we will take you through a typical workflow and highlight the key product features that you can leverage to free up that time.

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Basic charts in Excel

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Charts in Excel are a popular way to graphically represent data sets. This is a short introductory demonstration on creating charts in Excel.

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