Information Services


IS News

The latest news from Information Services.

Welcome Week

Group photo, including Peter Mathieson and Gavin McLachlan, at Welcome Week 2019 in the Main Library foyer
Peter Mathieson, Principal, University of Edinburgh, Gavin MacLachlan, Vice-Principal, CIO and Librarian, University of Edinburgh and Andrew Wilson, President of EUSA meet staff and get involved helping new students as they arrive in the Main Library during Welcome Week.

Learning Technology Team of the Year Award

Picture of the team on stage holding the award and certificate
Information Services Group was recognised at the Association for Learning Technology awards this week, winning Learning Technology Team of the Year for our work on lecture recording.

Online learning celebrated in new publication

We've been pioneering online learning at the University since 2005. This new publication celebrates our approach and highlights some of our inspiring students and graduates who have chosen this mode of study.

Lecture Recording publication

Various images of students attending lectures
A new lecture recording publication 'Delivering and Evaluation Lecture Recording', is now available.

Lecture Recording Student Guidance now online

Lecture recording student guidance
Top tips for students now available

Western General Hospital Library to move

WGH Library will open in the Medical Education Centre on 10 September 2019

BITS issue 24 out now

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

ISG staff finalists for national award

Hr Network logo
ISG colleagues are recognised as finalists for an award at the HR Network National Awards 2019.

Online business MicroMasters programme is first in UK

Edinburgh has become the first university in the UK to offer a MicroMasters programme, giving learners access to short online masters-level courses for free and without the commitment of a full degree.

ISG student employee wins national award

Gina Maya Roberts, one of ISG’s recent interns, takes home a national award at last week’s ‘Student Employee of the Year’ ceremony.

Let's Talk About Data

We are excited to introduce our online learners to the diversity of data in our upcoming MOOCs. 'Delivering Research Data Management Services' starts 2 September on FutureLearn and a launch date will be confirmed soon for 'Driving Business Value from Data and AI'.

Essential Maintenance of Core IT Services

There will be an Essential Maintenance event on Wednesday 10th July 2019. These events are essential to ensure the Core Database Server adheres to security standards as well as to enabe IS to progress with crucial project and support work. In order to minimise impact, the work will be performed mainly outside working hours.

Herald Higher Education Award Success

Herald Higher Education Awards 2019 Winner
Our work to embed Wikipedia skills in the curriculum has been recognised by the 2019 Herald Higher Education Awards for Innovative use of Technology.

Learn migration to the Cloud

'Learn to the Cloud' logo (white text on pink cloud)
A project is underway to migrate the current version of self-hosted Learn to cloud hosting provided by Blackboard.

Blackboard Catalyst Award for Law and IS team

Blackboard Catalyst Award logo, 2019 winner
A team from the School of Law and Learning, Teaching and Web Services (LTW) has won a prestigious Blackboard Catalyst Award for Teaching & Learning for their work in transitioning the entire School portfolio of online postgraduate taught courses to Blackboard Learn.

Balance for Better: Recognising notable Edinburgh women

The theme of International Women’s Day 2019 was Balance for Better.  In keeping with the spirit of better balance, the Board Room at Argyle House and three training rooms are being renamed after notable women with connections to Edinburgh.