This page will show support resources and references to any forthcoming scheduled sessions. Most will be delivered by the learning technology team locally. However, we will, from time to time, advertise appropriate centrally provisioned courses and training (from IAD or Information Services, for example).
ILTS drop in sessions (update: September 14th 2020)
The ILTS team (Alex, Ross, Fiona) are now running short daily drop-in sessions online. There is no need to book, just turn up. Details as follows: Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 10am; Starts week beginning 14 September and ends Friday 9 October. Sessions will be in Collaborate (link has been shared by email – please get in touch if you need a reminder).
Teaching and Learning Support
Prof Judy Robertson runs a weekly Teaching Hour – Thursdays 11am – all details and recordings here. (Feel free to email Judy to suggest other topics for teaching hour). Judy also compiled a Learning and Teaching Reading List, accessible here.
Learning Design consultancy sessions
The ILTS team ran weekly learning design consultancy sessions throughout the summer (of 2020). These will return again in mid-October for semester 2 learning design planning. If you require a more detailed one-to-one learning design session then email Fiona Hale in the first instance and she will try and accommodate you, within the constraints of a part time working week.
LinkedIn Learning (upgraded from Lynda.com)
LinkedIn Learning, the University’s new online learning service, has some good video resources on Blackboard Learn, Collaborate and teaching online. Don’t be put off by the length of the courses they are fully searchable. LinkedIn Learning is an upgrade to Lynda.com which launched in 2018 at the University: Read the 2018 Blog Post about Lynda.com. All staff and students at the University of Edinburgh have an entitlement to a LinkedIn Learning account.
Here is the Blackboard Essential Training Link.
Customised video help for informatics staff
We have a selection of Help videos hosted in Media Hopper Create and are currently building a channel for Informatics staff. If you’d like to know how to do something, and you prefer video instruction, please get in touch and we shall add a new video, customised for your purpose.