Study Support Software Training

Cardiff Met students and staff have access to assistive software - such as ClaroRead, MindView and Learning Labs - to support you when writing and planning documents and presentations.

The training sessions on this page are delivered by colleagues from Student Support and Employability to help you make the most of these packages.

The sessions are open to all Cardiff Met students and staff.

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Here's a quick description of each session, scroll down for the schedule and to sign-up.

Daily Digital micro-webinars

  • MindView tips - Essay and presentation planning

    MindView is a mind mapping software in which you can create and customise mind maps to help with assignment planning. This webinar will look at how to use MindView to structure written and presentation assignments and then export your mind map to Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. 

    MindView is available through AppsAnywhere to all Cardiff Met students and staff on campus computers or via Remote Desktop

  • ClaroRead tips – Proofreading  

    ClaroRead is a text-to-speech software which can be used to read text aloud from your screen. This webinar will look at how to use ClaroRead to proofread your essay with the voice settings and homophone checker tool. 

    ClaroRead is available through AppsAnywhere to all Cardiff Met students and staff on campus computers or via Remote Desktop


1 Hour sessions

  • MindView and ClaroRead

    This one-hour session will look at how to use MindView and ClaroRead in your studies and teaching. 

    Mindview is a mindmapping software in which you can create, customise and export mind maps and project timelines for assignments and modules. 

    ClaroRead is a text-to-speech software which can read aloud any information on screen along with proofreading and spellchecker tools. ClaroRead also has research tools which we’ll briefly look at today. 

    Both programs are available through AppsAnywhere to all Cardiff Met students and staff on campus computers or via Remote Desktop.

  • Assistive features in Microsoft Office and Learning Labs

    This one-hour session will look at some assistive features built into Microsoft such as text-to-speech, dictation and captioning options in Word, PowerPoint and Teams, which can be useful for your teaching or studies. 

    We will also look at Learning Labs which is an assistive software training portal where you can work through tutorials and learn how to use features in Microsoft Office and other programs. 

    All Cardiff Met students and staff can download Microsoft Office and access Learning Labs using their institution email.


Schedule and sign-up

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The sessions will be held through a Microsoft Teams meeting. A link (URL) to the meeting and joining instructions will be sent after booking on a session.


Video Recordings

Video recordings of the sessions will be available in the Digital Skills group on Stream.