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What are Digital skills?

Digital skills cover a range of areas including:

Online tutorials

You can view online tutorials for extra help. Many of the pictorial guides and tutorials are presented in PDF format for easy offline viewing or printing.

Log on to Blackboard, select the skills@cumbria tab and choose Digital Skills and Numeracy Resources to view tutorials in:

  • PebblePad
  • Blackboard
  • File Management and File Conversion
  • Communication Tools and Social Media
  • Working on the Web
  • Portable Software
  • Windows Tools
    • Movie Maker
    • Snipping Tool
    • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Working with video (video cameras, file editing and storing)
  • Working with images (scanning, editing and image resizing)
  • Microsoft Office:
    • Access
    • Excel
    • Outlook
    • PowerPoint
    • Publisher
    • OneNote
    • Word
  • Other Office Software
  • Student Email (Office 365)
  • Scanning and Printing

Skills@cumbria, in Blackboard, also provides access to the online version of Cite Them Right and the Turnitin Test Area.


Interactive White Boards

Interactive White Boards are an integral piece of equipment at the University. If you are doing a presentation you may find yourself presenting on a whiteboard. They are also a very important in teacher education. The university supports students in the use of Smart Board and Promethean software.