About digital practice
The University provides us with a wide range of technologies to support student education and research. You’ll be able to use these technologies whether you’re in a lecture theatre, a lab, or working with other institutions across the world. All our digital practice development aligns with the University’s strategies relating to digital practice:
- Digital Strategy for Student Education
- Blended Learning Strategy
Our digital practice development
Are you interested in developing your use of technology while embedding it into your academic (and academic-related) practice? We provide a series of online, face-to-face and blended development opportunities for staff and postgraduate researchers.
Getting Started with Minerva
Suitability: staff and postgraduate researchers involved with delivering and supporting student education
This course will introduce you to our Minerva Portal and VLE (virtual learning environment) in addition to the rich range of tools and options available for supporting student education at Leeds. The course is available online and you can also express your interest in attending a face-to-face workshop, which we run when there is sufficient demand.
- Getting Started with Minerva online course: learn more and book
- Self-enrol on the new Getting Started with Minerva demo organisation
- Getting Started with Minerva face-to-face workshop: express your interest
Lecture capture and media management
Suitability: academic staff and professional staff supporting academic practice
We offer face-to-face development and online support on all aspects of Lecture capture and media management.
Suitability: staff and postgraduate researchers
Collaborate Ultra is available via Minerva, and makes it really easy for you to run interactive webinars, online classes and meetings. We offer a range of sessions to support your use of Collaborate Ultra.
- Collaborate Ultra: learn more and book
- Collaborate Ultra drop-in sessions (no need to book) access via this guest link
Introduction to the technology in the redesigned lecture theatres
Suitability: all staff interested in using the redesigned lecture theatres
Our lecture theatre redesign is based upon the latest research into the relationship between learning spaces, technology and pedagogy. We therefore offer face-to-face development and online support to help you make the most of these new spaces.
Introduction to online and distance learning
Suitability: staff involved with delivering and supporting student education either fully online or as part of a blended approach
This session was developed in collaboration with the Digital Education Service and is intended as an introductory session to developing and facilitating online and distance learning. It is offered on request, based upon demand.I
The Learning Technology Network (LTN) gives you an opportunity to share ideas and best practice developed as a result of using technology. You can also subscribe to the LTN mailing list, or join our Yammer Group. Simply log into your university Office 365 account, go to Yammer and search for the Learning Technology Network.
The ODL network is an informal group, open to all staff with an interest in online distance learning. The group has a mailing list, which you can subscribe to the ODL mailing list.
It also has its own Yammer group: to join, log into UoL Yammer (via Office 365) search for ODL Network Group and submit a ‘join’ request.
The network is an umbrella group for any staff working in, or with an interest in the area of online learning. Current Members include academic staff, learning technologists, online learning developers and others with a range of student support roles.
- Digital Strategy for Student Education (Student Education Service website)
- Blended Learning Strategy (Student Education Service website)
- OD&PL Getting Started with Social Media site (includes links to workshops)
- IT Lecture capture and media management webpages
- OD&PL Breaking the ice online (web resource)
- Digital skills (Library website)
Find out more
If you have any questions about the above or our digital practice development in general, including our bespoke provision, please select from the following: