Workshop Report – VITAL Introduction for Administrators

This fully-booked, two-hour workshop was run in early November for administrative and support staff needing to know how to work with VITAL for their day-to-day role. Some staff were completely new to VITAL and some were attending to refresh skills after not using VITAL for a while. The emphasis of the workshop is to start from the basics and get confidence in finding your way around VITAL and where to turn with any problems or queries.

Over a lunch the team gave an overview of the VITAL system, how it fits in with other University systems, some common problems that occur between these systems and where to find help to get them resolved. We then moved to a computer lab for some hands-on practical work where Dan and Tunde demonstrated the system (with staff following and asking questions in their VITAL account) from the basics of logging-in to the system to topics like:

• How to create an announcement;
• How to upload files such as documents or PowerPoints to VITAL;
• How to create and manage assignments (including Turnitin);
• How to set up groups;
• How to manage a VITAL home page and lists of modules.

VITAL Introduction for administrators: computer lab session

This introductory workshop has proved particularly popular across the University and another session is being run on Tuesday 25th January 2011. This is available for booking now at the EdDev website. It is intended to be a flexible session and if there is anything that you particularly want covering then please do get in touch with the team when you book to discuss your requirements.

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