Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Online distance learning events

Booking: these courses generally open for booking one month in advance of the shown date. If you do not see a live booking link please check back nearer the course date.

Cancelling: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at your earliest opportunity and at least 3 days before the event. Someone else may be able to take your place, but we need time to contact them. Also, although you are not charged for an event, there are costs we incur (e.g. photocopying) which relate directly to places reserved.

How to cancel: you can cancel your booking via the MyEd Event Booking Channel. Go to MyEd and then the Event Booking Channel. Click on "My Bookings" - here you will have the option to cancel your place.

We maintain attendance registers; unexpected absences will be noted. If you consistently fail to attend, or repeatedly cancel with very short notice, you may be prevented from booking future IAD events.

Digital Footprint: creating an effective online presence (online session)

Description

If I Googled you, what would I find?

This session will focus on managing your digital footprint and how to create an effective online presence. 

The session will:

  • Highlight the importance and benefits of having an effective online presence e.g. in relation to employability, research impact etc.
  • Provide advice on managing social media profiles e.g. privacy settings
  • Highlight the guidance from various Professional Bodies e.g. General Medical Council; Law Society etc.
  • Tips for creating a clear and effective message/brand for your online presence
  • Hints and tips on saving time when using social media, for example scheduling tweets and Facebook/blog posts

There will be an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences and your own hints and tips.

No previous experience or knowledge is needed to attend this session.

What is your digital footprint? It’s the data you leave behind when you go online. It’s what you’ve said, what others have said about you, where you’ve been, images you’re tagged in, personal information, social media profiles and much more. Further information and other workshop details can be found www.ed.ac.uk/iad/digitalfootprint

This session will take place via blackboard collaborate (virtual classroom). Booking is required in order to receive the workshop link and further information about how to join the session.

Cancelling: If you need to cancel your booking, please do so at the earliest opportunity and at least 3 working days before the event.  Someone else may be able to take your place, but we need time to contact them. Also, although you are not charged for an event, there are costs we incur which relate directly to places reserved.

EligibilityAll students All staff
Date Thursday 02-Nov-2017, 19:00 - 20:00
Venue Online Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .

Introduction to Online Distance Learning - for staff

Description

The online course will take place in semester 1, 2017-2018, Monday 25th September and run for 5 weeks, ending on Friday 27th October

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An entirely online course for staff who are involved with online programmes at the University of Edinburgh. Participants will gain direct experience of working in an online environment (Blackboard Learn). Developed by the Institute for Academic Development and Information Services. The 5 week course requires at least three hours participation per week. Active participation in weekly discussions and other group activities is an essential part of the course. 

Dates for virtual classrooms (synchronous sessions) will be issued in advance.

The course is tutored by Head of Academic Development - Digital Education (IAD), with a different weekly guest speaker from across the University, who will provide their experience and expertise on a different theme each week.

There is no charge for this course.

EligibilityAll staff
Date Monday 25-Sep-2017, 09:00 - 17:00
Venue Online Off Campus
Bookings If you are eligible, you can Book a place on this course .