Digital Skills aim to help students to develop and enhance their computer literacy.

Our courses are catered for all abilities, come along and you'll be surprised how much you didn't know about Office and Adobe products! We want to help you get the best grades you can and that starts with understanding the software you use!

Digital Skills Courses

Course Title Classroom Guide with videos
Microsoft Word: Formatting your UCLan Assignments (Beginner Level)
Create a pre-formatted template for your first assignment and then use it over and over again

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Microsoft Word: Dissertation Workshop (Intermediate Level)
No need to type your contents page or table of figures...ever again...

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Microsoft PowerPoint: Getting Started (Beginner level)
Get up and running with PowerPoint quickly
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Microsoft PowerPoint: Step Away From the Bullet Point and Visualise Your Presentations (Intermediate Level)
Create impact and make your presentations stand out

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Microsoft PowerPoint: Engage Your Audience With Animation (Intermediate Level)
Make your message more powerful and keep your audience interested

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Microsoft PowerPoint: Creating Academic Posters (Intermediate Level)
Professional, academic posters to grab your audience's attention

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Microsoft Excel: Getting Started (Beginner Level)
Get up and running with Excel quickly

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Microsoft Excel: Gather, Analyse & Present Your Research (Intermediate Level)
The quickest and easiest way to create an online survey and analyse your results
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Microsoft Excel: Using Formulas (Intermediate Level)
Need more detail than a Pivot table?  You'll need to get to grips with formulas.

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Microsoft OneNote: Getting Started (Beginner Level) 
Gather all kinds of information in one place and access it anywhere.

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Microsoft Office 365 and OneDrive: Explained (Beginner Level)
Use Office 365 and OneDrive to collaborate with peers and access your files from anywhere. 
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Microsoft Sway: Getting Started (Beginner Level)
Learn how to use Microsoft's new story-telling tool. 
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Adobe Photoshop CC: Getting Started (Beginner Level)
If you can think it, you can make it with Photoshop, the world's best imaging and design app. 
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Adobe Indesign CC: Getting Started (Beginner Level)
The industry-leading page design and layout app lets you create, preflight, and publish beautiful documents for print and digital media.
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Adobe Premiere Pro CC: Getting Started (Beginner Level)
Turn raw footage into flawless productions with Premiere Pro CC, the industry-leading video editing software. 
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Adobe Illustrator CC: Getting Started (Beginner Level)
The industry-standard vector graphics app lets you create logos, icons, drawings, typography, and illustrations for print, web, video, and mobile. 
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If your tutor has shared a OneNote Class Notebook with you so that you can add content (e.g. for an e-portfolio) and you need some help getting started, check our guide or contact us for an appointment. PDF
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Office 365 for group work: Keep your team on track!
The easiest way to work collaboratively

 

Online course

SPSS statistical essential training
Get started using SPSS for in depth statistical analysis
  Online course
 Up and running with social media
Want to take control of your digital footprint? There's every chance prospective employers will check you out online, so find out how to use social media such as LinkedIn and Twitter to your advantage.
  Online course
RefWorks: the smart tool for referencing and bibliographies
Gather and store all your references in one place and then create your bibliography in a matter of clicks.

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Refworks online webinar. This is an online session for anyone who would like to learn how to use Refworks to gather and store all your references in one place and then create your bibliography in a matter of clicks. Details of the meeting room will be emailed prior to the event Check dates  

 

Exams coming up soon?
Take a look at our selection of online courses all designed to help you to make the most of your revision time - whether you need to organise your revision schedule, get to grips with speed reading or if you're just after some general study skills tips, you'll find something to help.

Digital Skills course list
Select a course title to view the full course profile, including description, objectives and pre-requisites.

Select the relevant PDF or Word document to view the course reference guide which includes links to lynda.com online training videos.

Students - Choose 'Book my place' for the relevant course to view all dates and times and to reserve your place.

Staff - If you have a group of students, please email us with your choice of session and suggested dates/times.

Cancellations
Places are limited on our Digital Skills training programme, so please ensure you cancel your place if you are unable to attend any course, then another student can book their place.

It's quick and easy to cancel your place - just log in to Eventbrite, Go to the Tickets page, and locate your order. Click your order to view order details, and then select "Cancel Order" to cancel your registration.

Here’s just a taster of some of the feedback from students for Digital Skills sessions:

“Excellent. Was given lots of little tips that had I known about previously would have saved me hours of work and frustration!”

“I found the PowerPoint presentation session extremely useful and informative…should have had this in first year as opposed to the third!! Thank you, brilliant!!!”

“Some of the things I learned today were amazing!”

Want to find more online training?

lynda.com is a huge resources of online training, covering many areas including IT, business, media and creative skills.  As a student you've got completely free, unlimited access, and you get a Certificate of Completion for each course you finish.

Popular courses

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  • Revit Architecture Essential Training
  • Presentation Fundamentals

Want to certify your Digital skills?

MOS certifications are free to UCLan students.

Microsoft and Adobe certifications (MOS and ACA) give you the opportunity to graduate with additional, valuable industry standard certifications which demonstrate to potential employers that you have the practical IT skills required to excel in a business environment.

MOS certifications are completely free whilst you're a student at UCLan, so stand out from the crowd and take advantage of self-paced online learning packages.  

Need some individual help?

If you need some IT help and it doesn't seem to be covered by the courses listed above, lynda.com can be a great place to start.

If you've got a more specific question, then contact the <i> team or LIS Customer Support who will either answer your question or refer you for an appointment.

Contact details

Email the team

DigitalSkills@uclan.ac.uk

 

Digital Skills classroom files

If you're attending a classroom session we might ask you to download some course files at the start of the session.  

Course feedback

We want to make sure that our Digital Skills sessions are relevant, useful and interesting so at the end of each classroom session we'll ask you to complete a short feedback form.