Video Guides



In addition to our Help Guides page, we have also created a few video guides to help staff get started with blogs and social media.

These short guides provide a visual walk-through of setting-up a new blog on the university blog network, enabling some advanced features for blogs, as well as using tools such as Tweetdeck, IFTTT, and Trello to help organise your social media and working processes.
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Academic Blogging Part 1: Why Should I blog?




This is the first part of a five-part series aimed at helping staff get into the blog format in a more meaningful and engaging way. Through these five brief posts we want to highlight not only the marketing benefits but also the academic benefits of using your research blogs to give your work more traction.

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Social Media User Guide Part 1: Language




A lot can change in a year, especially in the world of social media. It can be difficult to keep up with all of the terms that come along with the introduction of new technologies and platforms. We have compiled a list of the most commonly used terms in social media, which will help you get started. There is a link at the end of the post to a full glossary of terms in case we’ve missed anything.

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This blog aims to be a one-stop-shop for the staff of the College of Social Sciences.

Here you will be able to contact the online media development team of the college, but you will also find an archive of useful guidance, links, and selected articles to help you get the most out of the university’s digital resources, generate your own externally facing content, and publicise your research through the effective use of blogging and social media.

Make sure you add this site to your favourites and do not hesitate to contact us if you need our help.


Staff Reminder: Profile photos


As the University’s corporate website has been updated, staff are being reminded to update their profile pictures on the staff directory so that they are up-to-date, and higher quality image files.

If you are a member of staff in the College of Social Science and require a professional photo for your staff profile or to accompany any material you are developing, please remember that this is a service that we in the Online Media Team can help you with.

You can either contact myself ( or Amy Gillard ( to arrange a convenient time.


Photoshop – An Introduction to Design 15th March



Reposted from Staff News: 

Adobe Photoshop is a vital tool for those wishing to create or edit graphics, images or internal design campaigns across the University

The free ‘Photoshop – An Introduction to Design’ course is designed to help you learn basic awareness of the functions of Adobe Photoshop CS6 and onwards for design purposes, as well as exploring how to work within the University of Lincoln corporate brand. The workshop will be delivered in two parts, the first will explore the theory of Photoshop and the second will allow attendees to apply the knowledge learnt in the first workshop.

The workshop will cover the following elements:
• Aesthetic considerations when designing
• Basic Adobe Photoshop CS6 software understanding
• Some advanced Adobe Photoshop CS6 understanding
• Creation, editing and manipulation of imagery
• How to design both for print and online purposes

There are no prerequisites for attending this course. The next session will take place on Thursday 15th March at the University Library.

Please note this is a two part workshop and you should attend both sessions. The second session date is a week on from the original date at 10.00am for 1 hour. You do not need to request to book onto the second session as it will be sent automatically from Outlook with your booking request for this session.

To book a place, please click on the link below and select ‘Photoshop – An Introduction to Design – A two part workshop’:

‘The Art of Being Brilliant’ Workshop | 14th Mar


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‘The Art of Being Brilliant’ is all about learning how to be your best self, playing to your strengths, and unlocking the potential of those around you.

The workshop will teach you how to understand the choices you have in creating more happiness and success in your life. You’ll learn about the powerful impact you have on others and understand how to enhance the way you communicate with those around you, including yourself. The session aims to help you know how to make the right choices in order to build a positive future.

Delegates will explore:

• Greater self-awareness
• Greater awareness of others
• Broader communications skills and the flexibility needed to use them for effective outcomes
• The ability to make better choices in attitude
• Greater awareness of how our emotions work
• Greater understanding of the power of the subconscious mind in creating our outcomes, experiences and perceptions

This workshop is open to all staff with no prerequisites. The next sessions will run on Wednesday 14th March at the Minerva Building.

To book a place, please click on the link below and select ‘The Art of Being Brilliant’:

Cross Cultural Communications Training Session | 28th Feb


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The University environment is one where there is a diverse range of people from different nationalities and backgrounds and as such, it is understandable that some staff could feel wary of cultural differences and the possibility of causing offence.

The ‘Cross Cultural Communications’ training session is a bite size session that aims to raise awareness of cultural differences in attitudes and behaviours which you may come across in day to day social interactions. The session will offer an insight into cultural differences and social norms, including British culture and suggest reading material to further increase knowledge. The course is available to all staff with the next available session taking place in the Minerva Building on the Brayford Pool campus on Wednesday 28th February.

To book a place, please click on the link below and select ‘Cross Cultural Communications’:

#DigiEd18 Event Series

Following the success of the LALT Showcase: Education in a Digital Age event, the Digital Education team are starting a new series of short themed events called ‘#DigiEd’. The events are aimed at academics who want to enhance their learning and teaching strategies and elements of technology that are used to support: collaboration, inquiry etc.


Next Event – Presentation and Demonstration

Wednesday 24th Jan – 12:15 – 13:00 – DCB1111 – Flipped Learning

Academic: Jasper Shotts

Title: Developing collaborative partnerships for flipped learning

Abstract: This session will look at a variety of different methods for creating collaboration between students and staff. It will also focus on using flipped learning to help and support students via collaborative work.

Visit: to book a place on the course.

Future events

We are currently looking for academics, with interesting uses of technology, to be involved in these events. If you know someone who would like to be involved then please contact

Below we have a list of the themes for both the future presentations and marker space events.


21st Mar 12:00 – 13:00 SSB0102 Assessment and Feedback
23rd May 12:00 – 13:00 DCB1111 Discussion


21st Feb 12:00 – 13:00 SSB0102 Interactivity in the classroom
18th Apr 2:00 – 13:00 DCB2111 Students as producers (creation)
20th Jun 12:00 – 13:00 MB1020 Video – based learning

Benefits to staff

• Short sessions
• Innovative new uses of technology to enhance pedagogy
• Solve pedagogical problems
• Sharing of information between colleagues
• Led by academics for academics

Below is some information about each type of activity that will take place inside the #DigiEd series.

Demonstration and presentations

The purpose of this event is to share current examples of good practice with other members of staff. It will be a chance to share different experiences with digital technology and how it is used by different academics to deliver a pedagogical outcome or solve a teaching challenge.


The purpose of these events is to support colleagues in creating a resource/or to gain new skills to create resources for their learning and teaching. These are ‘hands-on’ sessions and designed to be very practical and enabling.

Video Case Studies

A series of video case studies that are designed to promote elements of good practice across the university.