Information Services

Related University events, services and resources

Links to events, services and resources from around the University that may be helpful when giving recorded lectures


Copyright Training

This Copyright and Licensing training course is well-suited to those who require a basic understanding of copyright law, licensing, and open educational resources. For those who already have some knowledge of copyright law and licensing, this course can serve as a refresher. Opportunities for questions and discussions will be ample.

Copyright and licensing training is an important way to build confidence, awareness and staff skills, enabling them to provide information services in compliance with the law and open educational resources.

Eugen Stoica is a Scholarly Communications Officer for the Library and provides support for Intellectual Property Rights, bibliometrics, repository administration and e-theses.

Stephanie (Charlie) Farley is our Open Educational Resources (OER) Advisor for Educational Design and Engagement. She provides the OER service and the Open.Ed website.

If you’re interested in us running a tailored workshop for your department please get in touch.

Interested in copyright training? Find out when the next event is running through the Event Booking channel.

IAD Practical Strategies Series

The "Practical strategies for …" series consists of short workshops on various learning and teaching themes which will run through academic year 2016/17.  The aim of these workshops is to provide staff with practical idea they can take away and use in their own practice.  Workshops include Designing & Delivering Excellent Lectures, Stagecraft in Lectures, and Teaching in a Digital World.

For more information on events offered by the IAD, visit their Learning and teaching workshops A-Z web page.

Teaching Outside the Box: Using Creativity in your Teaching

What is ‘creative teaching’? How is it different from other teaching? And how can you make use of creativity in your higher education classroom? This session gets serious about creativity in teaching. It offers an insight into some key themes in creative teaching and introduces and models a range of creative teaching possibilities. 

Interested in this creative teaching event? Find out when the next event is running through the Event Booking channel.

eLearning@Ed Monthly Showcase and Network

eLearning@ed is a forum for anyone involved or interested in elearning at the University of Edinburgh. The Forum organises events, shares experience and ideas, and works to improve teaching and learning at the University.  Monthly Showcases consist of short presentations on a specific theme from speakers across the institution followed by a practical, hands on session - an opportunity to try some of the technologies/approaches being discussed or take a more in-depth look at how they cane used. 

Find out more about future and past events on the eLearning@Ed Wiki.

Wikimedia in the Classroom

The University of Edinburgh’s Wikimedian in Residence programme aims to further the quantity and quality of open knowledge and enhance the university’s commitment to digital literacy. Wikimedian in Residence Ewan McAndrew delivers a wide range of skills-training sessions that encourage collaboration and enhance learning and teaching within the curriculum.  

Interested in attending a Wikipedia editing event? Visit the  University of Edinburgh's Wikipedia Events and Workshops page to see future events.


OER Service 

The OER Service comprises Open.Ed, a one-stop-shop about open educational resources (OER) at the University of Edinburgh, the university’s OER Vision and Policy, together with practical support for staff and students in the form of workshops, advice and guidance on finding, using and creating OERs.

For more information about this service, visit the OER Service website.

Copyright Enquiries Service 

The Library offers a copyright enquiries service, which is staffed by a team of experienced professionals from a range of different backgrounds, to offer help and support with any copyright-related queries.

You can learn more about this service by visiting the Copyright Enquiries Service web page. 

Digital Skills and Training 

Developing digital and information literacy, desktop and IT productivity skills in staff and students to help you to work, research and study more effectively and to support continuing professional development. The Digital Skills and Training team run a wide range of training sessions for University of Edinburgh staff and students. 

Find out more about the Digital Skills Programme, training course dates, and view online resources on the Digital Skills and Training website.


An overview of how Information Services assists disabled students with their studies, and how we aim to make all our services as accessible as possible for all disabled users.

Visit the university's Accessibility web pages for more information. online courses for staff and students in digital, technology, creative and business skills. is an online skills development service offering an extensive library of high quality video courses in digital, technology, creative and business skills. The University has recently procured a three-year campus-wide licence for use by staff and students

To learn how to create your free account and get started using, visit the university's web pages. 

Box of Broadcasts 

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is provided as a subscription service by the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) for UK higher and further education institutions in collaboration with Bournemouth University. The University of Edinburgh subscribes to the BoB National service which enables all staff and students to choose and record any broadcast programme from over 60 TV and radio channels.

Find out how you can make use of Bob National on the university's Box of Broadcasts web pages.


OER Policy

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Accessibility Policy

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Creating accessible materials. How to make documents, presentations and online materials accessible.

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