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The latest news from Information Services.

Replay Scheduler launched

From 1 January 2019, lecture recording will happen automatically under the University’s new opt-out policy.

Vinyl music catalogued

Over 100 diverse and unusual vinyl music recordings have been catalogued, making the collections more accessible for students and staff.

Essential maintenance of core IT services

There will be an essential maintenance event on Wednesday 14 November 2018.

Launch of the Digital Skills Framework

A tool to help staff and students develop their digital skills has been launched.

Learn Foundations Project

An initiative to improve the use of the Learn VLE for on-campus taught courses has commenced.

Introduction to Python

A programming course for beginners, Introduction to Python, is available to all staff and students.

Expanding online learning with edX

We are expanding support for online learning by delivering MicroMasters programs.

New Academic Blogging Service launched

​​​​​​​Provision and support for blogging has been expanded by the development of a new Academic Blogging Service for the University.

Hope Park Counselling Centre System Procurement

A web based client management system has been procured to enable Hope Park Counselling Centre to manage their client care processes and data, student experience and research requests.

Equality and Diversity in IT Awards

We are proud to have been shortlisted as finalists for two awards: Employer of the Year and Diversity Project of The Year.

A warm welcome to new and returning students

Information Services extends a warm welcome to all new and returning students.

Celebrating a year of success for digital skills

The Digital Skills and Training team recently held a lunch to celebrate the success of the past academic year and to thank colleagues in Information Services Group who help in developing the digital skills of our staff and students.

Teaching Spaces being upgraded to Windows 10

Windows 10 is currently being rolled out to Teaching Spaces across the University in readiness for the start of semester.

Sharing practice worldwide

The rollout of lecture recording at the University is providing opportunities for us to share practice with HE colleagues across the world.

University of the Highlands and Islands joins UniDesk

The University of the Highlands and Islands becomes the 9th member to join the UniDesk National Service.

UX Service celebrates 1 year of achievements

Experience mapping
The pilot User Experience Service, funded by the Digital Transformation Initiative, has been operational for a year now.