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If you're a member of staff and you're responsible for digital content, we can help you to brush up on your digital skills or even pick up some new ones.
We offer workshops, self-guided tutorials, master classes and e-mail courses on a wide range of topics. And we curate a list of courses provided by third parties which at least one member of staff has taken and recommended.
Our digital community at Brookes is growing. We're building a network of Digital Mentors who will share their knowledge and skills and give you advice when you need it.
We also have a bi-monthly newsletter keeping you in touch with the latest news and innovations in the world of content. It's also the best way to hear about upcoming courses and find out when we launch a new one. So sign up to the newsletter, Content Insights and have a look at our courses below.
This short email course will be useful to anyone who writes for the Oxford Brookes website but it's aimed at web content owners and editors in particular.
During the course, we'll share tools and tips to help you ensure your pages are compliant with accessibility legislation — as well as being easier for everyone to use. You’ll learn:
Why accessibility on the web is so important.
How to apply the foundation principles of accessibility.
Simple checks that can be carried out by anyone, regardless of technical skills.
This course runs for five weeks. Next scheduled course: 30 October, 2018.
Each Tuesday you'll receive a new lesson in your inbox, and each lesson should take you about 10-20 minutes to complete.
More details and registration.
Anyone who maintains web content on an Oxford Brookes website using the Ektron CMS. Requires Siteimprove login, but does not require technical knowledge.
This course provides a high-level overview of digital analytics and how to measure and use them effectively including:
Contact email@example.com for further information and access to the Siteimprove Academy.
Suitable for staff who already have a bit of experience or an understanding of how Google Analytics works and would like to learn more.
How to use Google Analytics to find insights to improve your digital communications.
The next workshop is:
Tuesday 16 October 2018, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
To book your place please complete the booking form and tick the workshop you're interested in.
Workshop leader: Dana Rock
This course is mandatory for members of staff who will be editing content on the website. Once you have completed it, you will be given editing rights to your pages on the Oxford Brookes central website.
With a maximum of two participants we will go over:
These sessions take a maximum of an hour. They run throughout the year, usually on Thursdays and Fridays.
To book, please complete the Ektron training request form and a member of the Web team will get back to you.
Siteimprove automates checks for broken links and misspellings, so that you can concentrate on your content. You'll automatically be given access to the tool on completing your Ektron CMS intro training. At the same time you'll also gain access to interactive tutorials.
These one-hour sessions are open to anyone responsible for maintaining web content on an Oxford Brookes website using the Ektron CMS. You'll get the most out of this session if you've completed the introductory Siteimprove tutorials first.
The purpose of this informal one-to-one session, is to look at how you can effectively incorporate Siteimprove checks in your content maintenance workflow.
Discover how to:
Sessions are limited to 1 hour. To book a session, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Make all of your writing clear, easy to read and easy to understand when you follow a few important plain English guidelines.
This 1.5 hour bitesize workshop is open to all staff. In particular:
By the end of this session you'll have:
Please check back for new dates.
Our Google Analytics Pioneers group meets monthly to share knowledge and experiences of using Google Analytics and to explore topics and features we'd like to learn more about.
If you'd like to join please email email@example.com
These third party courses are carefully chosen by our team. Every course on the list has been taken and recommended by at least one member of staff and they are usually free or have a minimal cost.
Content insights is our bi-monthly newsletter keeping you in touch with content news and innovations. To subscribe, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can see previous editions of Content insights here.
Tools and resources for creating easy to read, engaging web content. Sign-up now.
If you have any queries, would like to recommend a third party course or become a Digital mentor, please email email@example.com.