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The latest news from Information Services.

It's time to get creative

We're looking forward to the range of innovative events being held across the University as part of The Festival of Creative Learning.

Supporting the growth of online learning

New marketing projects are underway in ISG to support the University’s commitment to online learning.

Get a website health check with Snapshot – the new site analysis tool

Snapshot is an audit tool that allows EdWeb CMS editors and site managers to monitor and evaluate some key areas of their EdWeb site.

Using student feedback to improve IT support

Our Website & Communications and IS Helpline teams have been working together over the past year to iteratively improve IT help provision through a process of user testing and content enhancements.

Record viewing figures for Media Hopper Replay

Use of Media Hopper Replay for lecture recording reached a peak in December with over 70,000 hours of content replayed.

Extended opening hours for New College Library

Pilot funding has been secured to extend New College Library opening hours in 2018.

Lynda.com service reaches 10,000 users

Over 10,000 members of the University are now benefitting from free access to the online learning platform Lynda.com.

Digital Skills Programme – Semester 2 courses open for booking

Whether you’d like to be an expert at Excel, a Wikipedia wizard or a proficient programmer there is something for everyone in our Semester 2 Digital Skills Programme.

Largest number of CMALT holders in the UK

The University of Edinburgh is proud to have the largest number of current CMALT holders of any institution in the UK.

User-focused lunchtime meet-ups 

Our Website and Communications team are hosting regular lunchtime sessions for staff interested in making websites, products and services useful and user-friendly.

ISG services over the holiday period

Information about our services over the holiday period.

Inclusive Workplace Award - 'Committed to Supported Employment'

Information Services are awarded the Scottish Union of Supported Employment Inclusive Workplace award.

People not numbers: name-based email for students

From 14 December, all new students will use the name-based version of their email address as default.

How to read a novel

What makes a great novel? How is a novel woven together? How can we best appreciate works of fiction?

BITS - Issue 19 out now

The latest issue of BITS, the Information Services Group magazine, is now available online.

Extra study space in the central area during December

Looking for study space in the central area for revision? The Main Library will be busy but there are alternative spaces available.