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Activities A-Z

Being digital activities cover the skills we all need to be effective online. Activities are short and easy to follow.

You can choose relevant activities by:

  • browsing through the A-Z list on this page
  • browsing by theme (i.e. Creating, Finding, Using, Workplace skills)
  • using the Skills finder to search for activities, if you have a clear idea of what you need

Activities will open in a new tab or window. When you have finished the activity, close the tab or window to return to this page.

The icon next to each activity helps you to identify the format used (e.g. video, activity, further reading). For more information please see the list of Icon keys.

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Workplace skills

Communication online, self-presentation, networking, researching job opportunities, team-working online.

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Communicating online (opens in a new window or tab)
How to get the best out of the contact you have with others online and avoid misunderstandings.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes
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Developing a good digital footprint (opens in a new window or tab)
This activity covers how to identify and develop your digital footprint.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes
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Filtering information quickly (opens in a new window or tab)
Strategies for fast filtering of results when searching the web.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes
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Introduction to referencing (opens in a new window or tab)
Find out what referencing is, why it is important, and what's involved in doing it.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes
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Keeping up-to-date using online networking (opens in a new window or tab)
Learn how online networks can help you keep up-to-date and how to choose an appropriate network for your needs.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes
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Making the most of Twitter (opens in a new window or tab)
How to make the most of Twitter for your purposes.

This activity will take you: 5 minutes
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My digital identity (opens in a new window or tab)
Be aware of who your audience is when posting in online spaces, and learn the basics of presenting yourself effectively.

This activity will take you: 5 minutes
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Referencing books (opens in a new window or tab)
Find out how to reference books in your writing and in your reference list.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes
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Referencing ejournals (opens in a new window or tab)
Find out how to reference ejournals in your writing and in your reference list.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes
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Referencing module texts (opens in a new window or tab)
Find out how to reference module texts in your writing and in your reference list.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes
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Referencing websites (opens in a new window or tab)
Find out how to reference websites in your writing and in your reference list.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes
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RSS in plain English (opens in a new window or tab)
Short video by Commoncraft. Find out how you can use rss to save time by having information come to you.

This activity will take you: 3 minutes
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Scanning and skimming a web page (opens in a new window or tab)
Learn how to use techniques that will help you to find information quickly when you are dealing with large amounts of text.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes
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Selecting a reference management tool (opens in a new window or tab)
This activity looks at features of free referencing software and the questions you need to ask when selecting a tool.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes
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Selecting the right online tools (opens in a new window or tab)
Learn how to select the right online tool with confidence.

This activity will take you: 5 minutes
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Self-assessment: Creating information (opens in a new window or tab)
Identify which skills you need to become more confident with creating information, for example, communicating or collaborating with others online.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes
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Self-assessment: Finding information (opens in a new window or tab)
Identify which skills you need to become more confident with finding information online, for example, knowing where to look and how to search effectively.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes
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Self-assessment: Understanding digital practices (opens in a new window or tab)
Identify which skills you need to become more confident with digital practices, for example, presenting yourself online, using digital tools or knowing what you can do with information you find.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes
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Self-assessment: Using information (opens in a new window or tab)
Identify which skills you need to become more confident with using information, for example, evaluating what you find or acknowledging others' work.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes
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Writing a good tweet (opens in a new window or tab)
Learn how to write a good tweet and make a good impression on Twitter.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes
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Writing online (opens in a new window or tab)
Introduction to the principles of effective writing online.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes