Free Digiknow sessions for Hilary term 2022

To coincide with the roll out of Blackboard Ally, the Centre for Teaching and Learning, in collaboration with the IT Learning Centre, is offering a number of workshops on a variety of topics relating to digital accessibility and assistive technologies.

These sessions facilitated by Dominik Lukes, Assistive Technology Officer, are open to everyone at Oxford.

Digital accessibility: Principles and practical solutions for digital content

This workshop will introduce key principles of inclusion and digital accessibility to all people involved in the creation of digital content. It will then link the principles to simple practical solutions for documents and web pages disseminated via the internet or on Canvas.

Tue 1 Feb 22   12:30 PM - 02:00 PM (90 minute workshop)

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Digiknow: Using technology more productively: Save time, keep healthy!

Tips and strategies for making the most out of your computer. Find out how to save time but also make sure you avoid health difficulties such as eye strain and repetitive stress injury. Some of these tips will also help you deal with focus and attention problems.

Tue 8 Feb 22   12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

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Digital accessibility: What is it ALT about? How to provide text alternatives to images and graphics

This workshop will introduce cover all the ins and outs of providing text alternatives for users of screen readers and others. It will cover both the most common uses of the text alternative and edge cases.

Thu 10 Feb 22   12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

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Digiknow: Reading, writing and study skills: Technology you should know

These tech tips and strategies will help all who feel they are struggling to keep up with all their reading or find it hard to produce academic writing on time, with the help of free or cheap tech tools.

Tue 15 Feb 22   12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

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Digiknow: Creating mind maps, flowcharts, and infographics with everyday tools

Learn how you can create powerful graphics with the tools you already use. This session will demonstrate how to 1. conceptualise the structure of your text or presentation and 2. how to share these concepts with your audience in a comprehensible way using various graphical representations.

Tue 22 Feb 22   12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

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Digiknow: Writing more readable and actionable documents: Formatting and language

Do you want people to read your documents more quickly, understand them better, and take action? This session will cover key principles of readable formatting and readable language.

Tue 1 March 22   12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

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Digiknow: PowerPoint - new and old features to increase impact and productivity

This session is for new and long-time PowerPoint users who would like to improve their PowerPoint design and take advantage of the latest features to improve their productivity.

Tue 8 March 22   12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

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