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Effective Digital Content course now available on Learn

The online version of the ‘Writing for the Web’ course is now available in draft mode on Learn. It’s now known as ‘Effective Digital Content’.

Who is this course for?

Any staff member should be able to find the course on Learn. Although a mandatory course for EdWeb access, anyone creating any kind of digital content should find it useful.

Help us test

The course is still very much in a pilot form, and we know there are some imperfections. At the end of the final section, you’ll find a feedback form where you can let us know where to focus improvements.

  • Never done ‘Writing for the Web? Completing ‘Effective Digital Content’ in its current form will still count as your requirement to get EdWeb access.
  • Already an EdWeb user? If you’ve done the in person version of ‘Writing for the Web’ in the past, we’d be very interested to hear what you think of the new version – and you should pick up some extra tips, too.

How long will it take?

The complete course should take between two and two and a half hours, divided in six sections of around 25 minutes. You don’t have to complete it in one sitting.

Enrol now

You can find the course by searching for ‘Effective Digital Content’ in the ‘self-enrol’ tab in Learn. You must first log in to Learn to see this tab at the top right.

Launch Learn

If you are already logged in to Learn, you should also be able to find the course via the link below. Click on +Enrol on the left-hand side panel.

Effective Digital Content – self enrol on Learn

Don’t like online courses?

Our in person version of this training will still be available, although probably less frequently. We need to assess this as the online version establishes itself.

4 replies to “Effective Digital Content course now available on Learn”

  1. Dorothy says:

    Hi there I’m having trouble finding the course under the self-enrol tab, kind regards D

    1. Lesley Middlemass says:

      Hi Dorothy, I couldn’t find it listed on the Self- Enrol page either, but you’ll get to it by clicking the “Browse Course Catalogue” button on the right-hand side of the page, then searching for “Effective Digital Content”. 🙂

  2. David Marsh says:

    Thanks for this update. I have spread word about the new course locally and have updated our local information about web editor training.

    I am sure that new content editors will find it easier to take the course now that it is available online at any time and they don’t have to make time to travel to the central campus to take the course (although some might regard it as losing out on a change of scenery! 😉 ).

    (I agree that it is not easy to find the course on Learn without having to browse/search for it, unfortunately. Hopefully this can be improved when the course moves out of draft status?)

  3. Lizzie Cass-Maran says:

    Thanks for these comments.

    I have just updated the blog with a direct link that will work if you are already logged into Learn.

    The confusion around this seems to be an oddity of the way Learn processes EASE logins – if you are logged in to Learn, the link given should work, but if you are not already logged in, the link will take you to the Learn login, and then on to the homepage, resetting where you were trying to get to.

    We would recommend avoiding this kind of situation for creating Effective Digital Content 🙂 Unfortunately, Learn wasn’t built in house so we have to navigate round its functionality a bit.

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