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Utilise Modern Technology

Information Technology Skills

Below you will find a selection of resources to help you develop these employability skills, any resources from external parties will be indicated in the description.

Utilise modern technology

Associated with work place or work-related activity. 

Digital Thinking Tools for Better Decision Making - Free Online Course

The invention of the digital computer has boosted the scale, speed and reach with which thinking tools extend our natural capabilities. This course introduces you to a wide variety of digital thinking tools. You will apply these tools in many practical activities and case studies, solving problems that involve finding and evaluating information, performing calculations and drawing reasoned conclusions.

The Open University, Digital thinking tools for better decision making, online course

Working from Home Effectively  - LinkedIn Learning Free Online Course

Working from home is a wonderful opportunity, but time management can be a challenge. With so many demands on your time and attention, it's a tricky balancing act to stay productive. Find out some best practices for anyone who works from home. Find out how to set up a dedicated workspace for maximum productivity, including tips on setting up your computer to ensure you stay focused, how to craft your daily schedule for peak productivity and plan meaningful breaks to avoid burnout. Find out ways to collaborate with remote coworkers, including how to use virtual meetings productively. This course also offers advice for working parents and other caregivers who might be balancing professional and personal responsibilities in the home.

LinkedIn Learning - Working from Home 

Remote Work Foundations - LinkedIn Learning Free Online Course

Find out how to use today's cloud-based communication and collaboration tools to get work done from anywhere, while remaining connected to your organisation. Learn how to create a productive work environment at home or around town by structuring your day correctly and avoiding distractions.

LinkedIn Learning - Remote Work Foundations 

Starting a Career in Video Games - Free Online Course

Learn how to start a career in games development by hearing from leading games producers, recruiters, and new developers. (BGI)

BGI, Starting a career in video games online course

Information Technology Skills

Includes ability to learn, apply and exploit relevant IT programmes.

Queen’s University Students – Free Online training Materials

Various free training materials from Queen’s University Information Services are available to Queen’s University students at the link below:

Access to free training materials to Queen’s University students from Queen’s University Information Services

Queen’s University students access to IT training materials from Queen’s University Information Services

Log in with your normal username / student number and password.

Materials that would come under some of the categories below can be found by selecting IT Training materials, then; select Office 2016 (for Word, PowerPoint and Excel), or Microsoft publisher and Visio will also help with creative projects. Microsoft Publisher is useful for designing posters, invitations, etc., whilst Visio is useful for diagrams.

Queen's University students can also access Office 365 from the link below

Queen’s University Student access to Office 365.

Computer Literacy for Windows 10 - LinkedIn Learning Free Online Course

 Learn how to use a computer comfortably, while improving learning and productivity. This course focuses on the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system and offers a thorough, jargon-free introduction to computers, files and folders, networks, and peripherals like printers and keyboards.

LinkedIn Learning - Computer Literacy for Windows 10

Microsoft Teams Essential Training - LinkedIn Learning Free Online Course

Discover the core features of Microsoft Teams and see how you can bring together colleagues, create conversations and content, and collaborate more effectively.

LinkedIn Learning - Microsoft Teams training

How to use Zoom - LinkedIn Learning Free Online Course 

Collaborate more seamlessly using Zoom, the popular video conferencing tool. In this course, staff instructor Garrick Chow shows how to schedule, moderate, and participate in Zoom meetings.

LinkedInLearning - How to use Zoom

Learning Word Online (Office 365) - LinkedIn Learning Free Online Course

See how to create and edit documents, dictate and format text, insert graphics and tables, and collaborate on documents with others—all from any device connected to the web. Note: This course is for users who know the basics of the Word desktop app, but are new to the web browser version, Word Online. 

LinkedIn Learning - Learning Word Online 

Learning Excel Online (Office 365) - LinkedIn Learning Free Online Course

This course shows you how to work seamlessly with both versions of Excel, online app and desktop: creating and editing workbooks, sharing workbooks, creating charts, designing forms, and more. Learn how to use Excel Online and collaborate from anywhere.

LinkedIn Learning - Learning Excel Online (365)

Learning PowerPoint Online - LinkedIn Learning Free Online Course

Learn the basics of PowerPoint online, find out how to create, open, and save files in a browser, as well as slide layout essentials, such as adding headers and footers, and how to incorporate visuals such as charts, photos, videos, and audio. You will also learn how to share and co-edit presentations, as well as view and print PowerPoint files. Note: This course is for users who know the basics of the PowerPoint desktop app, but are new to the web browser version, PowerPoint Online. 

LinkedIn Learning - Powerpoint Online 

Outlook on the Web - Linked In Learning Free Online Course

Take a tour of Outlook on the web, the browser version of Outlook. Find out how to send, receive, and manage email, as well as how to organize, flag, and pin your messages. Discover how to work with the calendar features in Outlook on the web, including how to create repeating appointments, request meetings, and view multiple calendars. Plus, learn how to create contacts and groups, and use the Outlook task feature to manage your to-do list effectively.

LinkedIn Learning - Outlook on the web

Introduction to Cyber Security – Free Online Course

Our lives depend on online services. Gain essential cyber security knowledge and skills, to help protect your digital life. (The Open University)

Open University, Introduction to cyber security online course

Building a Future with Robots – Free Online Course

Explore the role of robots and autonomous systems in the factories, homes, hospitals, schools and cars of our near future. (The University of Sheffield)

University of Sheffield, Building a future with robots online course

CS50's Web Programming with Python and JavaScript – Free Online Course

This course dives deeply into the design and implementation of web apps with Python, JavaScript, and SQL using frameworks like Flask, Django, and Bootstrap. (Harvard University)

Harvard University CS50's Web Programming with Python and JavaScript – online course

CS50 Introduction to Computer Science – Free Online Course

An introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming. (Harvard University)

Harvard University, CS50 Introduction to computer science, online course

Principles, Statistical and Computational Tools for Reproducible Science – Free Online Course

Learn skills and tools that support data science and reproducible research, to ensure you can trust your own research results, reproduce them yourself, and communicate them to others. (Harvard University)

Harvard University, Statistical and computational tools online course

CS50's Introduction to Game Development – Free Online Course

Learn about the development of 2D and 3D interactive games in this hands-on course, as you explore the design of games such as Super Mario Bros., Pokémon, Angry Birds, and more. (Harvard university)

Harvard University, Introduction to game development, online course