Digital Essentials: A digital skills induction (& re-induction) for students

The Digital Essentials induction explores the core digital skills students need to study at Cardiff Met.

Both new students and returning students should complete the induction, as the way we will be learning, teaching and working with technology will obviously be different this year.

Here’s what you need to do:
1.    Attend a Digital Essentials induction session that will be held in Induction Week.
2.    Complete the Introduction to Teams and Managing your Documents training sessions that build upon the induction session.


Step 1: Sign-up for one Digital Essentials session below. Use your Cardiff Met account to log in to MetHub.

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Step 2: Sign-up for one Introduction to Teams session and one Managing Documents at Cardiff Met session

Sign Up>>Managing Documents at Cardiff Met15/06/2021 10:0015/06/2021 11:00Online

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.

Induction Details

Digital Essentials session

The Digital Essentials session will introduce Microsoft Teams,  the digital communication and collaboration platform that will be central to your learning.

You will learn where to store your Cardiff Met documents (OneDrive and SharePoint) and how to access them on a range of devices.

Finally the session explores some important steps you need to take to remain safe and secure online.

An Introduction to Teams

Teams logo

This training session introduces the core functions of the Teams platform. You will learn the essentials you need to communicate through Teams, how to participate in Teams meetings and important concepts such as @mentions.

As well as being part of the induction, this session is part of Collaborating with Microsoft Teams and Office 365 course that will fully develop your digital communication skills. It leads to a digital badge and certification: proof of your skills.

Managing Documents at Cardiff Met

SharePoint and OneDrive logo

This session explores how students and staff can use OneDrive and SharePoint Online to store their Cardiff Met documents securely and then access them from anywhere and on any device.

As well as being part of the induction, this session is part of Managing Documents with OneDrive and SharePoint course that enables you to confidently manage and collaborate on documents. It leads to a digital badge and certification: proof of your skills.

Library & Information Services induction

In addition to Digital Essentials, you can complete the brief Library & Information Services online induction that will give you an overview of the learning resources, software and support available at Cardiff Met.

Got a question?

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