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The latest news from Information Services.

Online open day participants confident in University's online learning provision

More than 500 prospective online students from 135 countries participated in live online learning open day sessions on 6 and 7 May to learn more about studying a masters degree online.

Responding to lockdown – a snapshot of provision and support

Teaching continuity help and support (laptop showing the image of someone writing on chalkboard)
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic most teaching at Edinburgh was pivoted to online for the last two weeks of teaching in semester 2. This transition was delivered within the space of a week at the point of lockdown in March and involved rapid response from teams across IS working collaboratively with colleagues across the institution.

Develop your digital skills online

Picture of a student studying at a laptop with notebooks and a coffee
With the shift to remote working, digital skills proficiency has never been more important. The Digital Skills team is moving our courses online. Search the Digital Skills Resource Finder by topic, delivery method or difficulty level. 

Women of Climate Change

Laura Rose Wood at her computer during the webinar
Training webinar held on Earth Day to create more biographies of women on Wikipedia.

3D visor model on Sketchfab

Monochrome render of 3D Verkstan Stackable Protective Visor
In this time of Covid-19 crisis our ISG teams in UCreate Makerspace have been working hard to develop PPE for anyone who needs it.

Microsoft Teams training resources

Microsoft Teams logo
With the vast majority of University staff and students now working and studying from home it’s become vitally important that we all have the tools, and knowledge of how best to use these tools, to stay connected.

New free online course 'Making Blended Education Work'

Explore challenges and advance blended learning practices in higher education.

#DigitalCitizen Campaign: Promoting Digital Wellbeing

#DigitalCitizen campaign image - "It's more important than ever to support one another online"
The Digital Skills and Training team are continuing to promote the #DigitalCitizen campaign to highlight digital safety and wellbeing during challenging times.

An Edinburgh Model for Teaching Online

An Edinburgh Model for Teaching Online
To support colleagues in the shift to teaching more of our courses in new ways for semester 1, we are partnering with the Centre for Research in Digital Education to offer a 7 week experiential training programme. 

New case studies publication on using Wikipedia in education

'Wikimedia in Education' publication front cover
Wikimedia UK and the University of Edinburgh are pleased to launch the new publication Wikimedia in Education, a collection of case studies from practitioners across the UK who have successfully integrated Wikimedia into their courses.

Online resource to aid pupils’ home learning

An online teaching and learning resource is being made freely available to support school pupils worldwide during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Critical courses made free to support NHS

Patient in critical care being tended by healthcare staff.
The University of Edinburgh has made a number of its courses available online for free in a bid to support frontline NHS staff in the fight against Covid-19.

LibGuide for Exams and Revision

Notepad and pen on top of laptop, with some books in the background.
The new LibGuide for Exams and Revision is live.

Preparing for Teaching Continuity

Student using laptop in outdoor location (near Arthur's Seat).
We have produced some advice and guidance on how to continue teaching remotely should it not be possible to access the University campus.

International Women's Day 2020: Information Services Group Events

To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March 2020, events and activities are taking place across Information Services Group to celebrate women and their contributions to the University and beyond.

#DigitalCitizen: Raising Digital Safety Awareness

On Tuesday, 11th February, Safer Internet Day, the Digital Skills and Training team launched #DigitalCitizen, an online campaign to raise awareness about digital safety and the responsible use of technology.