Digital Essentials For Staff – Virtual roadshow sessions available to book

To support staff to develop their digital skills as part of their personal and career development, the University has created a new collection of courses called Digital Essentials For Staff, available on LinkedIn Learning.

The courses cover a range of subjects, including digital essentials for new staff, digital wellbeing, online meetings, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, Microsoft Office Suite, Office 365 and accessibility. These courses can be completed on LinkedIn Learning with your free University of Leeds account, courses can be completed self-paced and accessed anytime and anywhere online or on mobile.

OD&PL will be holding a series of virtual 30-minute roadshow sessions throughout February and March to introduce the courses and how to access them via LinkedIn Learning. You can book these sessions here, below we have some more information about these sessions.

The courses will be particularly useful for new staff and any member of staff who wishes to improve their digital skills in line with the University’s Digital Literacy Framework, and can be used effectively as part of the Staff Review and Development Scheme (SRDS). Once you’ve completed a course, or collection, you can share your personal and professional development with colleagues and managers via links, certificates, or LinkedIn Profiles.

Access the Collection on LinkedIn Learning

Our digital essential collection consists of 8 individual areas. They can each be completed in any order, and within each collection, you’ll find a range of resources, which again can be completed in any order. If you feel you need support to help get started, we’d recommend attending one of our online roadshows below.

View the collection (requires log in with your University IT details)To save the collections to your account, just click on the save icons to the right of each collection.

If you’ve not used LinkedIn Learning before, you can find out more here

Online Roadshow

This 30-minute MS Teams webinar will showcase the Digital Essentials For Staff collection and explore some of the additional benefits of LinkedIn Learning for professional development. There is an optional 15-minute Q&A at the end of the webinar.

The course will help you:

  1. Access Linkedin Learning and search forthe relevant resources includingthe Digital Essentials collection recommended by the University
  2. Discuss the benefits of using LinkedIn Learning for your professional development in Staff Review and Development Scheme (SRDS) or during Inductions for new staff
  3. Find further information on the Curator Role enabling staff to create bespoke collections for colleagues in their teams

Dates of online roadshow (booking will be available next week on this page):

Tuesday 16 February, 10 am – 10.45 am Book now

Thursday 18 February, 9.30 am – 10.15 am – Book now

Wednesday 24 February, 1 pm – 1.45 pm Book now

Wednesday 3rd March, 3 pm – 3.45 pm Book now

Tuesday 16th March, 11.30 am-12.15 pm Book now

Thursday 18th March, 1 pm – 1.45 pm Book now

Tuesday 30th March, 10 am – 10.45 am Book now

Please note: These sessions consist of a 30-minute showcase and an optional 15 minute Q&A at the end of the webinar. The roadshow will be available to join 15 minutes before the start time.

 Additional digital development sessions currently available:

In addition to the Digital Essentials Development courses, there are also online sessions delivered by Microsoft and JISC.

Microsoft Teams training – These sessions cover a series of topics around Microsoft Teams, such as ‘how to use breakout rooms in Teams meetings’, ‘how to run successful virtual events using Teams live events’, ‘Integrate apps into Teams’ and ‘Making the most of Teams to empower your frontline workers’. To find out more visit:

JISC sessions: Webinars, online classes and meetings from yawn to yay – These free sessions, designed for curriculum staff and other professionals involved in delivering or creating learning in an online environment, explores the basic principles of live online delivery advocated by the Learning and Performance Institute and Lightbulb Moment. This session focuses on quick tips and tricks to make your sessions more interactive. Find out more:

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