IWMW 2018: Let’s improve our training

Recently, I attended the IWMW(Institutional Web Management Workshop) 2018, a UK-wide conference for anyone working in digital in higher education. Roughly 150 delegates attended from all over the UK and Ireland. Every university’s digital team provides training for their internal …

Friday 27 July 2018 | IWMW


Google Data Studio training

In 2017, Google Analytics training was created as core course on the digital visa. The training introduced participants to key Google Analytics terminology and walked through creating a dashboard in Google Analytics. However, not long after, I became aware of …

Wednesday 21 March 2018 | Training


Social media training under maintenance

Based on helpful feedback we have received from the Social media: the basics course (one of the compulsory courses we offer on the digital visa programme), we have decided to redevelop the training to provide three different levels of social …

Wednesday 14 February 2018 | Training


Google Analytics training: an overview

Recently, the digital communications team launched the digital visa, a programme of training sessions which enables staff to feel competent working on digital communications projects. One of the courses within the visa is Google Analytics: creating a dashboard – this …

Wednesday 24 May 2017 | Training


Digital visa launch

The digital communications team has officially launched a programme of training sessions known as the digital visa. The digital visa will provide essential training in digital communications topics to anyone who works on the University’s website or with the digital …

Tuesday 11 April 2017 | Training


5 tips for writing concisely

One of the key techniques for writing for the web is to keep content concise. Eye-tracking studies show that the longer a web page is, the less content users will read. Keeping your writing concise will save your reader time, …

Wednesday 6 April 2016 | Content


Training: courses in digital communications

As the trainer for the digital communications team, my job is to put together a programme of courses to help train staff and students to become adept online content generators and to use a variety of digital tools. I am …

Monday 25 January 2016 | Training


T4 training

This post will explain the training process that is undertaken when trying to access our most prized possession, TerminalFour (T4) Site Manager. This is the content management system that sits behind our University website. In T4 there are various user …

Friday 27 November 2015 | Team


Learning web development using Codecademy

When I decided that web development was the type of job I wanted to do, I searched online to find a resource that could help improve my development skills. This was when I first discovered Codecademy. Codecademy offers an online learning …

Monday 23 November 2015 | Training


Google Forms

Google Forms is a useful tool when trying to gather and analyse any type of response data. In this post, you will learn what Google Forms is as well as how to create, distribute, and collect data from your very …

Thursday 19 November 2015 | Team