Digital Workshops

Teesside University is offering students and staff the opportunity to learn new skills and enhance your digital knowledge. These workshops are designed to boost your digital competency, make efficient and effective use of digital technology within your course of study, workplace and improve employability.

Please find below a list of current workshops that are available, the workshop offerings will continuously develop as the digital world evolves. Book your place using the booking system buttons below. All workshops will take place in Middlesbrough Tower ITDS Training room M7.01b. If you cannot find any availability for a worshop please contact us.

We can also offer bespoke training workshops for staff and students, please contact Digital Enablement with your requirements.

Create and store all your notes, lecture slides and ideas in one place

Stay organised and learn how to use OneNote as a digital Notebook, dividing it into sections and pages. Insert your PowerPoint presentation, annotate and make notes during your session.

Brainstorm ur ideas, take a picture or create a video and use it as a reflect tool. Sync them among across different platforms, including Windows, Macs, tablets, smart phones and the web.

  • OneNote - your Digital Notebook
  • Duration: 1 Hour

Organise your work, and share and access your files anywhere

OneDrive not only allows you to keep your University data safe and secure, you can also access it from any device, anywhere with the power of cloud storage.

Learn how to create folders and subfolders to stay organised. Work collaboratively with peers in real time with the Office apps. View previous versions of your documents.

  • OneDrive - One place for everything
  • Duration: 1 Hour

A great way to digitally capture information from various sources

You no longer need to use a photocopy! Use Office Lens to capture notes and information using you tablet or smart phone. Upload your scans to Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive and you can save them as PDF or send them in email.

Office Lens recognises the text whether its handwritten or printed and becomes fully editable using the Office apps.

  • Office Lens - your Digital Scanner
  • Duration: 1 Hour

Simple Collaboration and communication for group projects

Learn how to work collaboratively with your peers, schedule meetings, chat with instant messaging, make & receive calls, sharing your screen and add a custom background.

Create a Team to share with colleagues, use it as a repository to share and edit documents in real time from anywhere.

  • Microsoft Teams for Collaboration
  • Duration: 1 Hour

Use your iPad to save time and money, and study smarter

Use Multitasking to use two apps simultaneously on your iPad with Split View; type your essay and research on the internet at the same time. Use Reader view to read webpages without distractions, hide ads, navigation menus, etc.

Learn to organise and bookmark your webpages. Convert a webpage into a PDF, upload it to OneDrive and annotate it with your comments. Dictate text on your iPad instead of typing.

  • iPad - Tips & Tricks
  • Duration: 1 Hour

Make it fun to Reflect, Retrieve, Recap & Revise using Apple Clips.

Use your Apple device (iPhone or iPad) to create short fun videos using Apple Clips. Use the simple editing options, add overlays, backgrounds and animated text over your videos and photos to bring them to life.

Make it fun to Reflect, Retrieve, Recap & Revise using Apple Clips.

  • Fun with Apple Clips
  • Duration: 1 Hour

Design Ideas explained for creating a Poster or PowerPoint presentation

Have you been asked to design a Poster or PowerPoint presentation? This workshop will help you plan and design a suitable poster or presentation for your target audience.

You'll analyse good and bad design elements; think about the layout, use of fonts, colours, and pictures.

Design Tips & Tricks:

  • Designing an Academic Poster
  • Designing a Presentation
  • Duration: 1 Hour

Shoot, Edit and Share. Do it all with Adobe Premiere Rush, the video editing app for creating and sharing online.

Premiere Rush is Adobe’s all-in-one video app that allows you to edit & share videos, quickly and easily from your smartphone, tablet & computer.

Learn to use Premiere Rush to creating short videos quickly using the the most basic editing tools. Unleash your creativity and use Premiere Rush for your next presentation or vlog.

  • Adobe Premiere Rush Fundamentals
  • Duration: 1.5 Hours

Everything you need to know to help you get started at Teesside.

An introduction to the IT systems, resources, facilities and Services within the University. Understanding how you can login to systems, what help and training is available, how to access your email, where to store your personal data and printing facilities that are available.

Learn how to stay safe in the digital world with Multi-factor Authentication (MFA), explore the collaborate and communicate platform, Microsoft Teams & Blackboard.

  • Staff Digital Welcome
  • Duration: 1 Hour

Everything you need to know to help you get started at Teesside.

Aimed primarily at new Undergraduates and Postgraduate students; however, would also benefit returning students and late comers.

An introduction to the IT systems, resources, facilities and Services within the University. We explain how to login to university systems, what help and training is available, how to access your email, where to store your data and how to stay safe in the digital world with Multi-factor Authentication (MFA).

  • Student Digital Welcome
  • Duration: 1 Hour

Easily create surveys, quizzes and polls!

Use the powerful Microsoft Forms app to create a professional online form, quiz, poll or survey. Your can include multiple choice questions, open ended text fields, ratings, likert scale and even request files to be uploaded.

Use the dashboard to review and analyse the responses. Export the information in an Excel spreadsheet for further analysis or reviewing.

  • Microsoft Forms - efficient way to create online forms
  • Duration: 1 Hour

Your virtual learning environment explained!

Blackboard is the University’s e-learning platform. Learn how to login to Blackboard, navigate the interface and explore the features and functions, view your modules and access course material.

  • Blackboard for Students
  • Duration: 1 Hour

Adobe Express Web Pages, create dynamic and innovative portfolios, resumes, presentations, blog posts, and photo galleries

Adobe Express web pages is a hosting service to create and publish web pages. These are incredibly simple to create with no design or coding skills needed. Express web pages is ideal for projects such as portfolios, resumes, presentations, blog posts, and photo galleries. Choose to add, text, photo images, video and much more to create eye catching and impactful content which can be accessed from any device or browser.

In this workshop learn how to create your own page and share this content with anyone across the world wide web, you even have the option to share and collaborate with colleagues on the same page.

  • Adobe Express Web Pages
  • Duration: 1 Hour

Capture your creativity and easily produce professional graphics using Adobe Express Posts

Bring your creativity to life with Adobe Express Posts. Adobe Express Posts is an extremely powerful yet fun and simple to use web-based graphics tool allowing you to create stunning graphics for any occasion in minutes with no design skills needed.

Learn how to create a Adobe Express, as well as experimenting with how to search and edit from hundreds of existing styles and templates to create an attention-grabbing graphic. Tailoring and sharing the content for social media profiles or for a custom audience.

  • Adobe Express Posts
  • Duration: 1 Hour

Get Creative and tell your story using Adobe Express Videos

Adobe Express Videos is a web based application that lets you turn your story into a captivating animated narrated video in just minutes. Presenting a report, explaining a concept, or telling a personal story has never been easier.

Starting with a blank slate or using gentle prompts as a guide. Pick from thousands of beautiful, iconic images (or use your own) to illustrate your ideas. Select a design theme and supporting music. Spark automatically incorporates cinema-quality animation; just tap play and view it on any device or browser. Then, share with friends, family, and the world.

It's big-impact communication that takes just minutes to create and no editing skills are necessary.

  • Adobe Express Videos
  • Duration: 1 Hour

Art of having a stress-free working life

Are you struggling to manage your workload? Are emails ruining your working life?

Learn how to manage your time for a stress-free working life using the MoSCoW prioritisation process. Plan and prioritise your days to become efficient and effective in achieving your goals.

An introduction to the work life management system, Getting Things Done (GTD) by David Allen. Learn how to use the GTD system to process your emails and achieve Inbox Zero. We’ll advise on best practice and explain how to manage your emails using categories, flags and setting up rules.

  • GTD - Getting Things Done
  • Duration: 1 Hour