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July 2019

Wed 17
Falcon on Drupal: Migration from Falcon On Plone - An Introduction Finished 10:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This course has been designed for web editors of institutions that are migrating from the Falcon on Plone content management system to the new Falcon on Drupal Content Management Service.

Fri 19
Room Booker System Roadshow new Finished 10:00 - 11:30 Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Road, 1S3
  • The Faculty of Education has recently adopted the University’s new room booking system Booker, and would like to invite you to a briefing session to learn more about the system.
  • Booker is a free, user-friendly, quick and robust cloud-based service that provides an effective means of managing rooms within any Department and also promotes the sharing of available room space. It’s part of the Education Space project being run by Professor Graham Virgo to improve the space utilisation within the University and to provide a uniform approach to the booking of rooms, both within departments and across University sites.
  • The Faculty of Education is hosting a briefing session during which the Booker team will provide a short demonstration of the system and its capabilities and you’ll be able to put questions both to the team and to current users of the system.
  • Refreshments will be provided at 10:00. The presentation will begin at 10:30.
Wed 24
TechLink Community: IT Forum - Accessibility regulations, Office 365 & Mimecast, and more Finished 14:15 - 16:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium
  • 14:15-14:25: Introduction to IT Portfolios. Mark Rowland will give a brief overview of what the Portfolios are and who in the University is responsible for each element.
  • 14:25-14:55: The UIS Accessibility Working Group will update on work going on to ensure that we provide accessible services. They will highlight plans for institutions that will need to adapt to review the accessibility of their own websites and services and to write accessibility statements. There'll be a demo of screen reading technology working with inaccessible materials, and the difference that a few relatively simple updates can make to improve the experience for all.
  • 14:55-15:05: Rich Wareham from UIS DevOps will share what UIS's technology staff hope to achieve by starting a new Community of Practice following a recent unconference event.
  • 15:05-15:15: Break
  • 15:15-15:50: Phoenix Software (our Microsoft Office365 partners) will update on some of the shared Office 365 experience across the University, including how some institutions are using Mimecast, such as for GDPR compliance. - POSTPONED
  • 15:50-16:00: The recent Oxford IT Forum Conference was another excellent combination of talks and workshops, and vendor interaction. Brief highlights of the day will be provided by Ronald Haynes, along with ideas about further expanding our collaborative IT efforts with Oxford.
  • 16:00-16:30: Celebratory refreshments -This will be the final seminar of this academic year, and as usual, there will be some light refreshments to celebrate the end-of-term!
Tue 30
Drupal: An Introduction Finished 10:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This course will cover the most essential features and concepts of Drupal Content Management Service through hands on activities.

August 2019

Thu 1
Drupal: An Introduction (Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology) Finished 10:30 - 12:30 Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, LT1

This course will cover features and concepts of Drupal Content Management Service through hands on activities.

Mon 5
Drupal: An Introduction (Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology) Finished 10:30 - 12:30 Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, LT1

This course will cover features and concepts of Drupal Content Management Service through hands on activities.

Wed 7
Falcon on Drupal: Migration from Falcon On Plone - An Introduction Finished 10:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This course has been designed for web editors of institutions that are migrating from the Falcon on Plone content management system to the new Falcon on Drupal Content Management Service.

Thu 29
Drupal: An Introduction [Full] 10:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This course will cover the most essential features and concepts of Drupal Content Management Service through hands on activities.

September 2019

Tue 10
Microsoft Teams in Higher Education (Guest Speaker) new [Places] 10:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

This is an opportunity for Cambridge’s teaching staff to see guest speaker, Dale Munday from Lancaster University, showcase how Lancaster University are using MS Teams in higher education.

NOTE: UIS is currently undertaking a review of all the digital collaboration services it provides with a view to rationalising the number of solutions it supports in future. Microsoft Teams is one of the solutions included in the scope of the review. The review is still in progress, and no decisions about which solutions UIS will support in future have yet been reached. This external speaker event is being hosted by UIS independently of the review, and is solely intended to share information about what other HE establishments are doing in the digital education space.

MS Teams is a digital hub that brings conversations, content, and apps together in one 21st Century teaching and learning space. Educators can create collaborative classrooms, connect in professional learning communities, and communicate from a single experience in Office 365 for Education allowing them to create rich, persistent conversation makes learning more visible and accessible to the entire class.

Teachers can engage students in project-based learning with text, video, and voice using integrations. Harnessing student social interactions allow educators to enhance the learning and provide an engaging space to assess and feedback. The opportunity to empower students while helping them develop the skills they'll need to be successful in the future will be demonstrated throughout the session. Approaching assessment & feedback as an ongoing dialogue presented in multi-modal and digital form can support opportunities for learning that are creative, critical, and mirror our increasingly digitally-mediated society.

Delegates will be guided through Microsoft Teams and the process of utilizing a range of digital tools to create an engaging, inclusive and pedagogically underpinned curriculum/classroom. The session will focus on active learning approaches, harnessing the opportunities afforded through digital technologies, where inclusion and collaboration will be at the forefront. Amplifying the synergy between Microsoft Teams and the associated Class OneNote will demonstrate the power of individualised student portfolios and the variety of teaching approaches that can be enhanced through this delivery resource. Building on recent research, which explored the impact of drawing on to-be-learned information, highlighted enhanced memory and found it to be a reliable, replicable means of boosting performance. Teams & Class OneNote allow teachers and students to use digitally handwritten notes, drawings and graphic organisers to enhance the learning experience.

Fri 13
UTBS: New Provider Training Manager Training [Places] 09:00 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This course is designed for the Training Manager(s) of a new provider on the University Training Booking System. (UTBS) and it will take them through theory and practicals on how to manage their training programme on the UTBS

Mon 16
UTBS: Training Administrator Training [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This course is designed for Training Administrators of a new provider on the University Training Booking System (UTBS) and it will take them through theory and practicals on how to administer their training programme on the UTBS.