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 you can also express your interest in attending a face-to-face workshop, which we run when there is sufficient demand.

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.

Collaborate Ultra

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.

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

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, 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. 

Additional resources

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:

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