Courses Spotlight: Tools of Engagement

There are many ways you engage with your research and project stakeholders. We can give you guidance on the tools you might use whether that engagement is web-based, print-based or screen-based. Take a look at the following courses and

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Online presence: Taking control
Date: 23/01/2017 14:00 – 17:00
Creating an online presence can open up your research and teaching (or any interest!) to a global audience and is now essential in promoting yourself professionally to the outside world. This 3-hour workshop offers a comprehensive introduction to online presence and also gives a supported environment for you to plan, create, and add to your own projects.
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Using CSS to enhance your online presence
Date: 15/02/2017 14:00 – 17:00
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) are used to add style and layout to web pages. This introductory course will cover creating styles that include borders, fonts, colour and placement choices using the BlueFish editor. We will use layout templates to help with this process and affect the whole character of your site.
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Using HTML to create an online presence
Date: 30/01/2017 14:00 – 17:00
This is an introductory workshop in creating simple web pages. You will use a free, open Source editor to enable you to understand the basics of using HTML, the underlying language of web pages.
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Using WordPress to create an online presence
Date: 01/03/2017 14:00 – 17:00
Use WordPress to create an academic online presence and promote yourself professionally to the world.  Work in a supported environment for you to plan, create and set up a WordPress site and/or blog.
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Posters: Improving your research posters
Date: 01/02/2017 17:15 – 20:15
This three-hour workshop has two parts. The first part is a discussion and talk about poster design. This emphasises how the design process should be approached in PowerPoint, but there is much that is also applicable in other tools. The second part is a workshop where you are encouraged to bring along your own resources and start to create your own poster . If you are not yet ready to do this, there will be resources available that you can use to create a practice poster.
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Presentations: Improving your presentations
Date: 13/02/2017 09:15 – 12:15
This workshop builds upon the basic skills that you have in using PowerPoint (or other preferred presentation tool), to help you create effective presentations. The emphasis is on good presentation design rather than the use of the software, and you will have an opportunity to try out some of the techniques covered.
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Prezi: Improving your Prezi presentation
Date: 21/02/2017 09:15 – 12:15
Prezi is an on-line presentation tool often used in place of PowerPoint and Keynote. It enables both linear and ad-hoc presentations to be created, with one of its strengths being that these can be easily shared and developed collaboratively. In this session you will create a Prezi presentation.
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