Tools for learning & research

Introduction to EndNote

  • Half a day

Using EndNote X7, learn how to create a Library, insert references, manage references and produce a bibliography.

Basic computing skills and a knowledge of Word required,


Introduction to Mind Genius

  • 2 hours

MindGenius is a business productivity tool with an intuitive mind mapping functionality at its core, designed for users eager to increase personal, team and organisational effectiveness.

Integrating with Microsoft Office, Outlook and Project, MindGenius enhances and complements the productivity tools that you use every day.

Objectives

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Use this software to visualise information
  • Create mind maps
  • Brainstorm ideas you can then apply to plan and complete tasks or to manage projects

Introduction to Read & Write Gold

  • 2 hours

Read & Write literacy software makes the web, documents and files more accessible - any time, any place, and on any platform or device. It's great for people with dyslexia and other learning difficulties, or anyone whose first language isn't English.

Objectives

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Use the various facilities offered in Read & Write Gold
  • Set up the system to operate in the most effective way for you

Microsoft Forms

3 Hours

Microsoft Forms is an online tool that allows quick authoring sharing and completion of online surveys.  Supplied within your Office 365 Education licence, MS forms is a secure method of performing surveys or online quizes (which are automatically marked).  Microsoft forms is available to all staff and students of the University of Glasgow. 

This short course provides attendees with a walk through of all the major features of the online tool.

Objectives

On successful completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Create a Microsoft Office Form
  • Create questions requiring different forms of input from your users
  • Edit and apply a customised theme to your form
  • Preview and complete a form in desktop mode
  • Preview and complete a form in mobile mode
  • Change who can view and complete your forms
  • Share your forms with others
  • Browse the responses to your form from within a web browser
  • Download and analyse form responses in Excel
  • Check dates, book a place, or note interest

Microsoft OneNote

3 hours

OneNote is a free-form note taking and information management application supplied as part of Microsoft’s Office 365 suite of applications.  It is a highly effective tool used to aid study, research and teaching.  This course aims to provide a basic introduction to it’s use.

Objectives

On successful completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Adding content to notes, including screen clippings, images, audio, and video
  • Search notes quickly and efficiently
  • Use Tags to structure note taking
  • Organise your notes using Sections, Pages and Subpages
  • Convert Images to searchable text
  • Use Templates to create well structured notes

Check dates, book a place, or note interest