Workshops for staff

Library Ask & Learn staff workshops 2019/20

This webpage provides information regarding Library Ask & Learn staff workshops, you can find out information about workshops for students at our Library Ask & Learn student workshops page.

The Ask & Learn space is on Level 1 of the Sir Alex Ferguson Library.

No need to book – just turn up on the day. 

Bring your own device or borrow a laptop from our laptop vending machine.

Details of each workshop including the intended audience can be found below. You can also view our Library Ask & Learn staff workshops 2019/20 trimester B calendar.

If you would like any further information about library workshops please contact your librarian.

An introduction to Resource Lists (90 mins)

This workshop aims to introduce members of staff to the university resource list system Leganto. Leganto allows academic staff to create structured, annotated lists that contain a wide variety of different resource types. Staff can easily collaborate with academic colleagues and library staff to create, update and maintain lists. It is also fully integrated with GCULearn to provide a seamless student experience. 

The workshop will give staff an introduction to Leganto and its functionality as well as a chance to create or update their own resource lists with support from library staff.

The introduction to resource lists workshop is suitable for all staff who have an interest in creating digital resource lists for use within teaching and learning, and support services.

Dates and times of workshop:

  • 5 February 2020, 2pm
  • 11 February 2020, 1pm
  • 19 February 2020, 3pm
  • 25 February 2020, 1pm
  • 5 March 2020, 3pm
  • 12 March 2020, 2pm
  • 16 March 2020, 2pm
  • 25 March 2020, 2pm
  • 30 March 2020, 3pm
  • 9 April 2020, 12pm
Pure refresher training (45 mins)

This short session is aimed at academic staff who may have received training in using the University’s research information system and research repository, Pure and ResearchOnline, and would like a refresher. The session would also be suitable for academic staff who have not previously attended a Pure training session. The session will include:

  • an introduction to Pure and ResearchOnline
  • an overview of open access
  • how to create your Pure profile
  • using Pure to record your publications
  • Open access policies (including the REF policy)

Dates and times of workshop:

  • 19 February 2020, 2pm
  • 18 March 2020, 3pm
  • 8 April 2020, 2pm
An introduction to copyright and licensing in teaching (60 mins)

This workshop aims to provide some basic information relating to copyright and licensing in teaching, and highlight where members of staff can find help in relation to copyright queries. The session will:

  • provide a description of copyright
  • identify UK copyright exemptions and discuss the education exemption
  • highlight educational licenses
  • consider copyright and licensing in relation to open and closed spaces in teaching
  • offer some worked examples of copyright queries
  • introduce the GCU UK Copyright Advisor

The introductory copyright and licensing in teaching workshop is suitable for academic and support staff who deliver teaching, and would like to learn more about copyright and licensing and how to ensure their teaching materials are copyright compliant.

Workshop dates and times:

  • 6 February 2020, 2pm
  • 26 February 2020, 2pm
  • 11 March 2020, 3pm
  • 1 April 2020, 3pm
An introduction to edShare@GCU and Open Educational Resources (60 mins)

This workshop aims to introduce members of staff to the University's educational resource repository, edShare@GCU. Participants will discover what edShare can be used for and to utilise some of the basic functions of the repository, such as:

  • uploading resources
  • applying a Creative Commons license and what this means
  • imputing metadata about a resource
  • creating new versions of a resource

The session will also serve as an introduction to Open Educational Resources (OERs) by describing what OERs are, how you can create them, where you can find them and the benefits of incorporating them into your teaching and educational practices.

The introductory edShare@GCU and OER staff workshop is suitable for academic and support staff who deliver teaching or are tasked with developing educational resources, and would like to learn more about the University’s educational resource repository and open education practices.

Workshop dates and times:

  • 12 February 2020, 2pm
  • 4 March 2020, 3pm
  • 26 March 2020, 2pm
LinkedIn Learning (30 mins)

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) offers an extensive collection of high quality video courses across a range of business, creative and technology topics. This short session will include:

  • An overview of the features and capabilities of LinkedIn Learning
  • Developing your own skills with LinkedIn Learning
  • Teaching with LinkedIn Learning, e.g. creating and sharing custom learning paths.

Workshop dates and times:

  • 12 February 2020, 4pm
  • 4 March 2020, 4pm
  • 25 March 2020, 4pm