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DigiHull: Digital Skills


University of Hull staff can sign up for our new DigiSkills course. Delivered online over seven days, it covers everything you need to get digitally savvy.

Next available date: TBC

About the course

This course focuses on the use of Microsoft (Office) 365 and core university systems to develop five essential digital capabilities:

  1. Communication, collaboration and participation
  2. Digital creation, problem solving and innovation
  3. Digital identity and wellbeing
  4. Information, data and media literacies
  5. Digital learning and development

The DigiSkills course will take you less than an hour a day. You can do this anytime in the day - so it is completely flexible to your workload of the day. The course is delivered online through Canvas so you can take part wherever you are. You just need access to the internet. 

Course outline

The course structure is set out as follows:

Day Activity
Saturday &
Introduction to DigiSkills
The course site opens with a brief introduction to Microsoft (Office) 365 and will give you the opportunity to introduce yourself ahead of the course starting on Monday.
Monday  Digital Communication [core activity]
Collaboration in Microsoft (Office) 365: Teams, Outlook and associated tools.
Tuesday  Digital creation [core activity]
Creation, problem solving and innovation with Microsoft Office.
Wednesday  Digital identity and wellbeing [core activity]
Personalisation, security and time management with Microsoft Office and Windows. 
Thursday  Information, data and media [core activity]
Storing files and managing data in Microsoft 365. 
Friday  Digital learning and development [core activity]
OneNote, social networks, self-development and the Microsoft Education Community. 
Saturday  - Friday  Catch-up
The course remains open for the weekend to give you a chance to catch up and complete activities
  Your digital skills
Reflections, personal development and future planning


You must complete all [core activity] to receive your digital badge.