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.
- 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: learn more and book
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.
Suitability: staff and postgraduate researchers
Support and guidance on Collaborate Ultra is available for all staff as a bespoke session. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- Self-enrol to OD&PL Collaborative Learning Spaces (Minerva Organisation)
- Promote Active Learning in the Collaborative Lecture Theatres: learn more and book
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.
- Digital Strategy for Student Education (Student Education Service website)
- Blended Learning Strategy (Student Education Service website)
- Collaborate Ultra support (Minerva Support website)
- Lecture capture and media management (IT Knowledge Base)
- Collaborative Learning Spaces: University of Leeds (opens in Microsoft Sway)
- VideoLeeds (case studies and online resources: requires login)
- OD&PL Breaking the ice online (web resource)
- Digital skills (Library website)
- OD&PL Getting Started with Social Media site (includes links to workshops)
Find out more
If you have any questions about our digital practice development, including our bespoke provision, please select from the following:
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