Start of term open licensed resources for our students

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We have a bunch of great resources focused towards student that have been openly licensed for adaptation, re-use, and sharing. If there are others you know of please let us know!

Using Library & University Collections

Using Library & University Collections is a series of tutorial and information videos created by Academic Support Librarians and library staff at the University of Edinburgh on information literacy topics and skills.

In your own words – avoid plagiarism

Learn to avoid plagiarism pitfalls in this video co-created by staff and students of the University of Edinburgh.

Digital Safety and Citizenship

Learn more about digital safety and citizenship and how these issues impact you as a member of the university community. These resources will help to keep you safe and secure while engaging online.

23 Things for Digital Knowledge

Launched for its first run in 2016, and winner of the 2017 LILAC Credo Digital Literacy Award, 23 Things for Digital Knowledge provides a structured way for  staff and students to set aside that time to build up skills and experiment with new digital tools.

Supporting you in your Studies

Support available for undergraduate and postgraduate students from the Institute of Academic Development’s Taught Student Development Team.

Meeting backgrounds from the Collection

A selection of images have been collected and made available as background images for remote video conferencing and collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom. The images are from the University of Edinburgh collections, digitised by the Digital Imaging Unit at the Main Library.

Visual Communication Cards

Printable and digital visual signs in English and Arabic designed to help you to communicate easily and visually during online teaching sessions and virtual meetings.

Gif It Up – Create your own Gifs

This workshop was created to provide an introduction to creating GIFs from openly licensed and public domain, museum, library, and archival materials. Using free and open online tools.

Mendeley demonstration video

A 14 minute demonstration video of the Mendeley reference management software.

Excelling in Excel

A short series of three video tutorials aimed at up-skilling distance learning students on how to make the best use of Excel.

R Tutorials

R Conversations are a series of six videos created to teach R at a distance to online MSc students

NVivo 11 video tutorial

A twenty-minute ‘tech’ intro to using NVivo, a qualitative data coding software.


And many more

The above are just a taste of the fabulous open licensed resources created by staff and students here at The University of Edinburgh. Many more can be found in the Edinburgh’s OERs section of our webpages. You can also filter by College!