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Teaching Support: Training available

The Academic Engagement team is responsible for the provision of training sessions (bookable through Talent & Organisational Development) in copyright issues, the TalisAspire Reading List system and EndNote reference management. The team is also happy to provide bespoke sessions and one-to-one sessions by arrangement. Contact either your subject information specialist or

Other training is provided by Academic Support, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) which supports staff in the use of digital technologies and resources for teaching, learning, assessment and research.


We run a session on creating electronic reading lists for your modules which is available through Talent & Organisational Development. The session will cover:

  • Staying copyright friendly on Moodle.
  • Resources for copyright free or licensed materials.
  • Overview of Talis Aspire Reading lists.
  • Creating lists: setting up, structure and adding content.
  • Getting digitised book chapters and articles.
  • Linking to Moodle and management of your lists.

We also offer refresher sessions and there is an Aspire Libguide which aims to support Plymouth University staff in the creation and maintenance of Aspire electronic reading lists.

We run a session on Copyright in a multimedia and digital educational environment which is available through Talent & Organisational Development

During this session you will:

  • Explore... the issues raised by Copyright Law to the use of images, videos and social networking-derived content within education.
  • Identify... the main principles of UK Copyright Law and the main exceptions that apply within the education sector.
  • Understand... the application of copyright principles in relation to the use and creation of electronic resources and information within the educational environment.
  • Experience... practical discussion regarding actual examples brought by participants.

You will take away:  knowledge and skills to enable you to make informed decisions regarding the copyright of electronic resources.

We also provide help and support to staff and students through our Copyright Community.

We run an Introduction to EndNote training session for staff which is available through Talent & Organisational Development. We run the sessions when there are enough staff on the waiting list to make it viable. We also run sessions for new researchers which are available through the Graduate School.

We also provide help and support on both the desktop and web based versions of EndNote on our Endnote Libguide.

All students and staff have access to LinkedIn Learning (formerly a continually growing and evolving library of training videos and tutorials covering a wide range of software, technologies, business topics and transferable skills. Students and staff members can take advantage of free 24/7 access to the entire library of training; this includes:

  • Over 5,500 courses with over 204,500 videos
  • Rich features - bookmark videos, chapters or courses for future reference, create collections, make notes and undertake knowledge checks
  • Search the vast array of courses by subject, software, author or keyword
  • Learning paths - Industry experts teach you the knowledge and skills to start your career

To get started with LinkedIn Learning, view the How to use Linked in Learning course