Video Guides

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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?

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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

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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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Introduction

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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.

 

#DigiEd18 Event: Video-based Learning

Following the success of the LALT Showcase: Education in a Digital Age event. The Digital Education team is launching 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.

The first #DigiEd18 will take place on 20th Jun from 12pm until 1pm in the Minerva Building (MB1020). The theme is video-based learning (makerspace).

This practical ‘makerspace’ session will look at different methods of using videos as a teaching medium and will teach you various ways to use aspects of video technology. It gives practical suggestions and provides a real-world context approach. You will also be given the skills to create your own resources. There will also be a Q & A session after the presentation has finished to allow anyone to find out more information.

If you would like to book for this event please visit HR booking system

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If you have something you would like us to post here, please email: collegesocialscience@lincoln.ac.uk

Struggling to use Photoshop? Sign up for this free two part workshop

Adobe Photoshop has been around for thirty years now and has become a byword for image manipulation. It’s a tool which is vital for almost any graphics or image work you’ll do.

This course is designed to help you learn basic awareness of the functions of Adobe Photoshop for design purposes, as well as exploring how to work within the University of Lincoln Corporate Brand. This is a two part workshop, the first is the theory of Photoshop and the second is to apply the knowledge learnt in the first workshop.

Delegates will look at:
• Aesthetic considerations when designing
• Basic Adobe Photoshop software understanding
• Some advanced Adobe Photoshop understanding
• Creation, editing and manipulation of imagery
• How to design both for print and online purposes

The course is intended for those wishing to create internal design campaigns, or increase knowledge of design understanding. There are no prerequisites for attending this course. The next session will take place on Wednesday 27th June 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 this as it will be sent automatically from Outlook with your booking request for this session.

To book a place, please go to https://ps.lincoln.ac.uk/services/hr/development/BookProgrammes/SitePages/Home.aspx and select ‘Photoshop – An Introduction to Design – A two part workshop’.

WordPress Upgrade

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This summer, the University’s WordPress blogging platform will undergo an upgrade. To minimise disruption during the work, the ICT department aims to identify those blogs and sites that are currently active so that they can be checked following an upgrade to a test environment. To do this, staff members who are site administrators will be contacted by email in the week commencing 30th April. If you are a course tutor or programme leader who uses the blog platform for student assessment and you do not receive an email by Friday 4th May, please email wordpress@lincoln.ac.uk explaining how you use the platform and including a link to at least one example site or blog. Please note that students who are site administrators will be contacted at a later date.

Please rest assured that at this stage there are no plans to remove or delete any sites or blogs and everything will be done to ensure that the upgrade has minimal impact on staff and students.

More details are available at http://blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/2018/04/30/upgrades-to-the-wordpress-service-being-planned/

If you would like to to get more involved with the University WordPress community or have any questions about the plans to update the platform, please get in touch with Ben Samuels, ICT Project Manager, or Tom Wright, Director of Digital Student Life, directly or via wordpress@lincoln.ac.uk.

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Staff Reminder: Profile photos

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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 (spalfrey@lincoln.ac.uk) or Amy Gillard (amgillard@lincoln.ac.uk) to arrange a convenient time.

 

Photoshop – An Introduction to Design 15th March

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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’: https://ps.lincoln.ac.uk/services/hr/development/BookProgrammes/SitePages/Home.aspx