Information Services

Classroom-based courses

Details and bookings for our classroom-based courses.

All of our classroom-based courses have been arranged into the eight categories below. Each category contains course and booking information for related courses. Alternatively, please see our Course Programme flyer for all course dates for semester 1 2017/18.

If you have any questions about course dates or booking our classroom-based courses please email is.skills@ed.ac.uk.

Digital proficiency

Using a range of digital devices with various interfaces such as mouse, keyboard, touch screen, voice control. Using basic applications, software and services including productivity software, web browsers and writing and presentation software. Selecting software, apps and services that are fit-for-purpose.

Information literacy

Finding, evaluating, managing, curating, organising and sharing digital information. Having a critical awareness of credibility of sources, and referencing appropriately. Interpreting information for academic and professional purposes. Applying the rules of copyright and using open content.

Data literacy

Collating, managing, accessing and using digital data in spreadsheets and other media. Interpreting data by running queries, data analyses and reports. Using ethical and security guidelines when collecting and using data.

Digital creation

Designing, creating and editing digital artefacts and materials including writing, imaging, audio and video. Coding and designing apps, environments and interfaces.

Digital research and scholarship

Using digital methods and practices to achieve academic and research goals, such as collecting and analysing research data. Discovering, developing and sharing ideas using digital tools.

Digital communication

Communicating effectively using a variety of digital media and forums, and for different purposes and audiences. Maintaining privacy in private communications.

Digital collaboration

Collaborating effectively and participating in digital study and work groups using shared digital tools and media. Producing shared materials.

Digital learning and teaching

Using digital tools and resources for learning and teaching including assessment, planning, participating and reflecting. Building learning and teaching relationships through digital media. Recording personal development events for use in reflection and evidencing achievement.