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Open Day: Digital Skills Support

Library and Learning Services DIgital Open Day

LLS Digital Partner and Assistive Technology

Digital Partner supports students in MS365, Computer Skills, Learning Technologies and Assistive Technology.  DMU students also have access to LinkedIn Learning with over 7000 online courses and around 300,000 videos.

We offer online workshops, in-module sessions, tutorials, and LibChat. Our popular weekly #digiskills sessions, The Get Digital with MS365 and The 500 Word Club, will be supported using our online platforms, e.g. MS Teams, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

All support is textualised to your academic work and skills development. To mention a few: poster-making; working with large Word documents (formatting etc.); using OneNote for research/lecture notes; group work; effective PowerPoint presentations, working with images in all office applications, Excel, syncing OneDrive, Computer Skills and cloud file management.

We also have a range of Assistive Technology (AT) software in the Library. Some also available as home licenses. See the full list of AT software we support via Tutorials, online LibChat and workshops on Assistive Technology throughout the academic year.

Our workshops, tutorials and drop-ins will be offered face-to-face in a physical space, as well as online, once we are able to do so safely and within Covid-19 guidelines.

Microsoft 365

As a DMU student, you have a free subscription to Microsoft 365 which gives you:

  • The latest Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • The Option to install MS on up to 5 devices (PCs, Macs, Tablets, and phones).
  • 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage.
  • A range of applications such as OneNote, Sway and MS Forms.

List of Software

 

  • Claro Read (Text-to-Speech)
  • Texthelp Read & Write (Text-to-Speech/Speech-to-Text)
  • Dragon (Speech-to-Text/Text-to-Speech)
  • Audio Notetaker (Note-taking, Presentation Practice)
  • Notetalker (Note-taking)
  • MindView (Mind Mapping)
  • Inspiration (Visual Mapping/Mind Mapping)
  • Mind Genius (Mind Mapping)
  • ZoomText (Magnification, Text-to-Speech, Screen Customization)
  • EquatIO (Digital Maths Tool)