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The DTS (Digital Technology Services) Audio-Visual team are offering staff sessions in the new year to demonstrate how to use various classroom technologies.

These sessions are aimed at new teaching staff plus existing staff who want to have refresh or closer look at how the AV classroom technology (i.e., microphones, cameras, screens) works. 

When and where:  

Note each session starts at 12 noon. Each session will last 40-50 minutes depending on the amount of questions we get. There is no need to book, just turn up at 12 noon.

Wednesday 3rd January  12:00 to 13:00  G10, Edith Morley 
Thursday 4th January  12:00 to 13:00  102 at L22, London Road
Friday 5th January  12:00 to 13:00  G10, Edith Morley 
Monday 8th January  12:00 to 13:00  GL22, Agriculture 
Tuesday 9th January  12:00 to 13:00  G01, Palmer 

*NEW* Greenlands

We are also running some session at Greenlands, note these start at 11.30. Please note due to space constraints we need to know numbers in advance; use this form to register your interest. There are 20 spaces available per session.

Wednesday 17th January 11:30-12:00 Jarratt Conference Room
Tuesday 23rd January 11:30-12:00 Hambleden Conference Room       
Thursday 1st February 11:30-12:00 Jarratt Conference Room

The Greenlands sessions will demonstrate Zoom and Blackboard Collaborate Ultra in place of Yuja.

What will I learn? 

The rooms chosen are typical teaching classrooms with standard equipment. Technicians will be on hand to demonstrate and show you how to: 

  • Switch on equipment 
  • Perform basic operations, e.g., using multiples screens, how to end a session 
  • Use the document camera 
  • Use Microsoft Whiteboard 
  • Check microphone and sounds levels for Yuja Learning Capture (there are separate Yuja software sessions held by TEL, book through UoR Learn) 
  • Use Teams as part of a session, e.g., calling or conferencing 
  • How to get help if something goes wrong with the equipment in a session 

You will also be given the opportunity to try things out for yourself. Come along to a session and find out something new! 

Can’t make these sessions? 

If you would like a demo and can’t make any of these sessions, there is limited availability for 1-2-1 sessions by booking through this form. 

Academic Computing Drop-in Sessions for Students and Staff 

The DTS Academic Computing team also offer fortnightly drop-in sessions, where they will be around to offer informal help for all things academic computing related.  The sessions are open to anyone, student or staff, who is using our research computing services.

Wednesday 10th January   13:00 to 15:00  GL20, Agriculture 
Wednesday 24th January 13:00 to 15:00 GL20, Agriculture 
Wednesday 7th February 13:00 to 15:00 GL20, Agriculture

For the full schedule, please see our webpage

What topics can I seek help for?

The sessions are aimed to help with research computing related questions and problems, focused on our Linux platforms. Here are some example topics (the list below is not exhaustive):

  • Logging in and using our research computing servers (RACC, NX, arc-ssh)
  • Loading and using research software on the cluster
  • Interactive computing and batch jobs on the cluster
  • Python environments and packages
  • Linux command line computing
  • Compiling and running research code

Can’t make the sessions?

If you’d like assistance in any of these topics or related issues but can’t make the sessions, please raise a ticket (report an incident) through the IT Self Service Portal.

Using Yuja lecture capture software  

Yuja logoThe CQSD Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) team run various sessions on learning capture and how to use Yuja software throughout the year. The Essentials webinar covers an overview of how to access the recording software (YuJa) in the classroom or personal devices, how to use it to create video resources to be accessed through Blackboard, and practical advice about how to use YuJa effectively when teaching.  

Please see UoR Learn for TEL Learning Capture sessions and how to book (search for “Learning Capture”).

Contact and further information 

For general IT related questions, the IT Service Desk is your first point of contact.