OER Service Digital Skills Events

The OER Service runs a wide range of workshops and events as part of the University's Digital Skills programme. Our up and coming events are listed below, and you can find a full list of workshops we offer here:  OER Service Digital Skills. If you would like us to come to your school or college to run a session tailored to your requirements, please contact us at open.ed@ed.ac.uk.

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Learn to create interactive digital story games using Twine and OER

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Illustration of fantastical creatures sitting at a table including a floating fairy/mermaid and a dragon.

Be guided through the steps to create your very own interactive digital story game on the web with the Twine tool.


Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories.

You don’t need to write any code to create an adventure story with , but you can improve your stories with variables, conditional logic, images, gifs, sound effects, and video shorts, for a multimedia experience.

Twine publishes directly to HTML, so you can post your work nearly anywhere. Anything you create with it is completely free to use any way you like, including for commercial purposes.


Discover how you can use openly licensed images and materials from the University of Edinburgh museum, library, archives, and Media Hopper’s Open Media Bank for your own creative endeavours.

During the workshop we will look at the variety of public domain and openly licensed materials on the web that are available for creative re-use, and discuss the ethical responsibilities we as creators have towards those materials. You will be provided with open materials and guided through the different steps available to edit, snip, and embed these into your game.

Play test and provide feedback on each other’s Adventure Stories, and discuss what makes for a great interactive story.


Bookings via MyEd: https://edin.ac/2vYdfrw


Header image: fantasy illustration from “Belle and the Dragon. An elfin comedy“, The British LibraryPublic Domain 


May 30
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Stephanie (Charlie) Farley


Argyle House (Room EW.13)
Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson St
Edinburgh, EH3 9DR United Kingdom
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