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Digital Essentials for Staff

Our Digital Essentials For Staff training has been created to support colleagues in developing digital capabilities as part of their personal and professional development. The training covers the following 9 themes which can be completed in any order.

You can access all of the Digital Essentials collections on LinkedIn Learning with your free University of Leeds account; the self-paced courses can be accessed anytime and anywhere online or on mobile. Further help to access the collections is available in a short introductory video (Opens in Microsoft Stream).

If you've not accessed LinkedIn Learning before you can easily access your account from the LinkedIn Learning login page using your normal University username and password. Once you’ve completed a course or collection, you can share your personal and professional development with colleagues and managers via links, certificates, or your LinkedIn Profile.

Digital Essentials Collections

Access the collections using the following links. You may be prompted to log in to LinkedIn Learning.


Learn more about the issues of accessibility and the tools available to create and check resources to ensure they are inclusive for all.

Basics: Microsoft Office Suite

Learn the basics of the essential Microsoft applications with these bitesize videos. It includes PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Word and MS Teams.

Beyond the Basics: Microsoft Office Suite

Get a more in-depth understanding of a range of Microsoft application with this range of courses. Includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Forms, Sway and Visio.

Digital Wellbeing

Consider the impact of technologies and digital services on your mental, physical, and emotional health.

Microsoft 365

Introduces Microsoft 365, how it can be accessed and used to work collaboratively with colleagues in a secure environment.

Microsoft Teams

Teams is a collaboration application. Learn how to get started and some of the more advanced features that can be used as part of your role.

New Staff

Covers the essential information needed to help new staff get started working in their role either on or off campus.


OneDrive is your personal file storage area. Learn how you can access OneDrive via a web browser or the desktop app.

Online Meetings

Learn the essential skills you need to host or engage in online meetings.

Watch an introduction video