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LinkedIn Learning is almost here!

Have you heard about LinkedIn Learning? It is a super exciting learning platform that enables you to pick what you want to learn when you want to learn it.

Short videos  and longer more in depth courses provide you with on time learning that is interesting and useful.

We will be opening access for all staff in the coming weeks.
Keep your eyes peeled.


To find out more, and to keep up to date with progress, please visit the Learning and Development intranet page.

Master These Five Great PDF Tips

Master these five great PDF tips to master the time you spend in a PDF:


COMING SOON: LinkedIn Learning access is on its way

For great time-saving tips, look up:
– Being more efficient with your technology
– Technology Information for Staff website

Was this tip helpful to you? Anything else you want to know? Got some suggestions? Please leave a comment below or let me know.

You’ll find more learning at Learning and Development.

How do you use a Zoom Room?

What the Zoom is a Zoom Room?

A Zoom Room is one of UC’s on-campus meeting rooms in which you can join or initiate a Zoom meeting without needing your own device.

This Zoom Rooms video shows you how:
(once you click the link, make sure you click the Zoom Rooms tab)

Picture of a meeting room equipped with Zoom facilities, with arrow pointing to Zoom Rooms tab


COMING SOON: LinkedIn Learning access is on its way

For great time-saving tips, look up:
Being more efficient with your technology
Technology Information for Staff website

Was this tip helpful to you? Anything else you want to know? Got some suggestions? Please leave a comment below or let me know.

You’ll find more learning at Learning and Development.

Tap CTRL to Locate your Mouse Pointer

Have you ever been in the situation where someone is showing you something on their computer, clicking menus and settings, but you can’t see where their mouse is? This is the solution, so you don’t cause other people the same problem!

Tapping the Ctrl key (on your keyboard) will show the location of your mouse pointer.

(But if it’s not working for you, I explain below what to do.)

This is useful any time you are demonstrating something on a computer – you could be sharing your screen on a Zoom call and pointing out parts of a picture or diagram…. or explaining which menus or buttons to click… or you could be running a training session or demonstration – or you could simply be having trouble locating your mouse pointer when you move it from one monitor screen to another.

Try it now. Tap your Ctrl/Control key while watching your mouse pointer: a series of circles should appear briefly around your mouse pointer each time you tap the Ctrl key.

If it is not working, there is a setting for it that you need to switch on: (there is a picture below if you don’t like reading instructions; if you can’t read it properly use Ctrl+scroll to zoom)

  1. Click the Search magnifying glass at the bottom left corner of your monitor screen (next to the Windows/Start button).  If you don’t have the Search magnifying glass, click the Windows/Start button and scroll down to Search (and while you’re there right-click the word “Search” and select More and then Pin to Taskbar – so that it is always on your Taskbar).
  2. In the Search box type Mouse pointer
  3. Click Change how the mouse pointer looks when it’s moving
    – the Mouse Properties dialogue box displays
  4. Click the Pointer Options tab
  5. At the bottom of the dialogue box, ensure there is a tick in the checkbox Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key
  6. Click the OK button

Dialogue boxes showing the Windows Search box and Mouse Pointer options


COMING SOON: LinkedIn Learning access is on its way

For great time-saving tips, look up:
Being more efficient with your technology
Technology Information for Staff website

Was this tip helpful to you? Anything else you want to know? Got some suggestions? Please leave a comment below or let me know.

You’ll find more learning at Learning and Development.

LinkedIn Learning access is on its way

Do you need to upskill in a hurry? Are you a curious person with an appetite for learning? Haven’t got time for a face to face course? LinkedIn Learning might be the solution you are looking for.

LinkedIn Learning access is On its way to UC.

LinkedIn Learning is an award-winning industry leader in online training and learning, with a digital library of over 16,000 courses covering a wide range of technical, business, software and creative topics.

We are working on providing you with access and plan to have this all in place in a month’s time.

Keep your eyes peeled for more information as we get closer to launching LinkedIn Learn for staff.

Don’t forget about our face to face workshops which are a key component of professional development and we urge you to utilise these. Find more information on the Learning and Development website.