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The latest news from Information Services.

Ada Lovelace Day 2017

Celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) by joining us for Ada Lovelace Day 2017.

Temporary issue of white University cards

Card Services are issuing new and replacement cards on a white background instead of the standard blue background for a temporary period.

Impact of Google Chrome update on University websites

The October update of the Google Chrome web browser introduces a change in settings which will affect some University websites and users. 

Doors Open Day 2017

Information Services is delighted to be taking part in the annual Edinburgh Doors Open Day 2017.

Teaching underway with Media Hopper Replay

The University’s new lecture recording service, Media Hopper Replay, is available for teaching in 114 rooms across the institution from September 2017.

A warm welcome to new and returning students

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

Graduations streamed across the globe

Information Services helped to stream the summer graduations over the web again this year using the Media Hopper Create service.

Sharing our lecture recording vision

Colleagues from Information Services and the University of Edinburgh Business School attended the Echo360 Europe and Middle Eastern region conference recently.

Borrow a laptop anytime from the Main Library

Students can now borrow a laptop via self-service from the Main Library anytime (initial registration required at the Main Library Helpdesk).

Effective Digital Content course now available on Learn

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

Research the impact of lecture recording

Every year at the University staff with learning, teaching or student support roles are welcome to apply for funding for a pedagogical research project via the Principal’s Teaching Award Scheme (PTAS).

BITS - Issue 18 out now

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

Learning services summer upgrades

This summer Information Services have upgraded three of the University’s core learning services, bringing contemporary interface design to some of our best used services.

Scaling and transforming education with IT Futures

University staff are invited to join us at this year's IT Futures conference, with the theme of scaling and transforming education.

Playful learning and engagement

Playfulness as part of learning and engagement is gathering momentum, as July saw Information Services staff participating in playful conferences.

Media Hopper Replay

Media Hopper Replay logo
The results are in and we're delighted to announce that the University's new lecture recording service is to be called 'Media Hopper Replay'.