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Upcoming Online Training Sessions

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Online training sessions

Library Services offers a programme of live online training sessions to all OU students and staff.

The sessions include introductory subjects such as exploring the online library or how to find information for an assignment and more in-depth sessions looking at how to effectively use online resources,  literature searches and using bibliographic referencing software.

The sessions are an easy and direct way to learn about and explore the wide range of online resources and services that are available to support your studies or teaching. You can interact with the tutor via audio or use the online text chat to type messages during the session.

The online training sessions use a web-conferencing tool and provide an online alternative to face-to-face training while still allowing you live access to a tutor. To find out more about this web-conferencing tool please see the Computing Guide (OU users only).

There are also recordings available of all of the live training sessions. These recordings contain all of the information available at the live sessions and can be watched at any time if you are not able to attend a live session, or as a refresher of a session that you have already attended. You can access the recorded training session from the Library Online Training website.

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