Your digital practice

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 as a face-to-face workshop.

Lecture capture and media management

Suitability: academic staff and professional staff supporting academic practice

We offer a range of workshops on all aspects of lecture capture and media management.

Collaborate Ultra

Suitability: staff and postgraduate researchers

Support and guidance on Collaborate Ultra is available for all staff as a bespoke session. Please contact

Collaborative lecture theatres

Suitability: all staff interested in using the redesigned lecture theatres (Mechanical Engineering Lecture Theatre B, Dental Worsley Lecture Theatre, Roger Stevens Lecture Theatre 8)

The redesign of three traditional tiered lecture theatres is based upon the latest research into the relationship between learning spaces, technology and pedagogy. 

Our networks

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 to which you can subscribe.

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. 

Additional resources

Find out more

If you have any questions about our digital practice development, including our bespoke provision, please select from the following:

Our Bespoke Services page | Contact us:

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