ISD

Training Services

Training Services

We work with client departments and Staff Development to provide training tailored to staff needs.

Service Description

Information Services offers a range of training services for both staff and students. We work with client departments and Staff Development to provide training tailored to staff needs. We support the student experience with a service-focussed induction supplemented by a comprehensive catalogue of training materials.

Business Process

Classroom Technology Training ICT Customer Services offer bi-annual training sessions to familiarise academic staff with the basic fixed IT and audiovisual equipment available to them in the majority of teaching rooms along with opportunities to tailor it with additional training on enhanced technologies and software such as wireless presentation, visualisers and lecture capture. These sessions are advertised before the start of term via an all-staff email and our Twitter feed and we endeavour to arrange a date and time suitable for each individual user where possible. Although formally offered twice a year, you can request a one-to-one overview at any time throughout the year by contacting the Service Desk.

Educational Technology Seminars take place each term to help highlight new educational technology innovations within the University, providing an opportunity for academics to find out from their colleagues how new technologies can benefit their teaching.

Training Rooms Information Services retains a dedicated room for staff training at Jordanstown. The room is bookable via the ISD Service Desk and is fully supported by our department.

Lunchtime Technical Seminars ICT Customer Services also offer technical and pedagogic support to academic staff who wish to use new technologies in their teaching. The Project Coordinator (Technology Adoption) works directly with academic staff to advise on new technologies and best practice methods of using new technology in higher education.

Corporate Training Information Services offers training materials for products we have developed on behalf of client departments. These are often in the form of short training videos placed within the system. We also work with Staff Development on tailored programmes such as the Educational Technology Seminar series.

Student Inductions At the start of each academic year, Information Services offers all new students the opportunity to attend one of our Induction Sessions. These provide an overview of the key Library, IT and reprographic services offered by our department. Topics include: 
- How to find and borrow books 
- How to use the Library Catalogue 
- How to find an electronic journal 
- Computing facilities and services 
- Using email, printing and laptops 
- How to get help

To book a Joint Library and IT Induction session, please contact our Service Desk. A video of the current ISD induction can be found on the Student web site.

Supporting Materials

Training materials and online guides are available to assist you with much of the software you would encounter within our student network. Most of these guides are commercial products and access to this area is restricted to students and staff at the Ulster University. For this reason, the area is password protected. See more at:

Self Help

How to obtain help

Contact the ISD Service Desk.

Cost

There are no costs associated with our training services

Who can avail of the service?

Staff and Students can use these services.

Service Owner

ICT Customer Services