Information Services

Online resources

Online material, videos and resources.

Microsoft  

Microsoft online training

Microsoft provides many online courses, videos and learning resources for users and IT professionals.

Microsoft online training

Digital Skills and Training Channel - Media Hopper Create

Playlist containing five videos showing the key changes to Office 2013 across all applications, as well as specific changes to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Digital Skills and Training Channel playlist - Microsoft Office 2013 Tutorials: What's new?

CustomGuide cheat sheets

CustomGuide provides free online ‘cheat sheet’ guides for widely-used PC and Mac software. These are usually two sides long and are downloadable in PDF format. Topics include:

  • Windows
  • Office 2013, Office 365
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Project
  • Lync
  • SharePoint
  • Internet Explorer
  • Apple: iPad, MacOSX, Excel 2011, Outlook 2011, PowerPoint 2011, Word 2011

CustomGuide

EndNote

Using EndNote course in Learn

Self-enrol for this course in Learn and study at your own pace.

Access to Learn

Learn self-enrolment instructions

Information about Learn

Using EndNote Online to Manage your References Webinar

This webinar is an introduction to EndNote Online and is primarily aimed at students. EndNote Online is a free, web-based version of EndNote desktop bibliographic management software (please note that the webinar will not cover the use of EndNote desktop). This webinar is also run as a classroom-based course.

The webinar will include: Creating an EndNote Online account; importing references directly from databases; sharing your references with other EndNote Online users; using Cite While You Write to cite references and create a bibliography in your Word document.

Course materials: https://www.wiki.ed.ac.uk/x/LZ8DCg

This is an online course that will be held using Collaborate virtual classroom software. Instructions for joining the session will be sent by email in advance – please make sure you allow time to read the instructions and check that Collaborate is working on your computer before the session starts.

View future EndNote Online webinar dates and booking information

Using EndNote Online to Manage your References course workbook, video and FAQs

Workbook from our Using EndNote Online to Manage your References course, with additional videos and frequently asked questions.

Course workbook, video and FAQs ('How to' wiki)

BI Suite

Introduction to BI Suite and Advanced BI Suite courses in Learn

Self-enrol for these courses in Learn and study at your own pace.

Access to Learn

Learn self-enrolment instructions

Information about Learn

Research data management 

MANTRA is a free online course designed for researchers or others who manage digital data as part of a research project.

MANTRA

Statistical analysis

Online resources to help you use statistical analysis tools such as SPSS/PASW, S-Plus and Minitab are available from within and outside of the University including:

Statistics for the Terrified - online tutorial in plain English

Statistical Computing at the University - information and support

SPSS website (external)

SPSS forum (external)

EdWeb, effective digital communication and usability testing

University Website Programme

Guidelines and resources on web editing,  EdWeb and usability testing provided by the University Website Development team.

University Website Programme - training, support and resources

Wikis

Confluence user guide

User guide from Confluence, the organisation that develops the wiki service used by the University.

Confluence user guide

Digital Skills and Training Channel - Media Hopper Create

Playlist containing six videos showing how to use Confluence Wiki.

Digital Skills and Training Channel playlist - Confluence Wiki V5 Tutorials: Getting to know your Wiki