Time(line) for a change: New tool developed for use in ISG SharePoint sites


Brad Marshall - September 30, 2022

A new SharePoint timeline tool has been developed by a member of The University of Edinburgh’s (UoE) Information Services (ISG) team which will enhance organisation and utilisation of list data. The tool has been created by Don Stuckey who was appointed SharePoint Developer in July 2020 within the SharePoint Solutions Service (SPSS) at ISG. Don […]

Student staff members land top graduate scheme offers after completing internships at ISG


Brad Marshall - July 27, 2022

Rachel Weller, who studied Spanish and Classics, started as a Project Management Intern and then became a part-time Project Management Office (PMO) Administrator. She has now received an offer for the Change and Business Solutions Graduate Programme at NatWest in Edinburgh. Ting Hsuan Lin, who studied Business Management, started as a Digital Transformation Intern and […]

Bright future for UniDesk as service is transferred to new owners


Brad Marshall - June 17, 2022

It’s the end of an era but the start of a “bright future” for UniDesk as the service co-founded by the University of Edinburgh (UoE) moves into new ownership. After 11 hugely successful years, in which the service has gone from strength to strength, UniDesk has been transferred to the Higher Education specialist not-for-profit Shared […]

Getting To Know The IRM


Maddy Weingast - September 7, 2021

What is the IRM? The Industry Relationship Management (IRM) platform supports industry engagement relationships, across the University of Edinburgh. The Salesforce-based system centralizes and consolidates data related to engagement with external organisations offering a “pan University perspective” where end-to-end relationship management is possible. The project to procure and implement the IRM began in January 2018 […]

Brainstorming with Sticky Notes

Recognising the Success of the Digital Library Programme


Maddy Weingast - June 25, 2021

The Digital Library Programme is a collaborative body of work within Information Services’ Project Services and Digital Library teams focusing on developing the infrastructure to support digital scholarship activities and long-term access to large-scale digitised collections and content. The programme’s vision includes establishing Edinburgh as a “leading university in the provision of easily accessible digital […]

Take a Break! Applications Directorate Meetings Free Lunchtimes Initiative


Maddy Weingast - May 31, 2021

In January this year the University Principal raised the idea of introducing “Meetings Free” periods for University staff at lunchtimes and Fridays. The Principal’s suggestion followed reports of staff overloads during the current working from home period with back to back meetings taking place right through the day. This suggestion was one of the number […]

File Sharing Resources for Staff and Students


Maddy Weingast - May 19, 2021

The SharePoint Solutions Service have developed a collection of resources to support both staff and students with personal document management and online collaboration at the University. Resources for Staff: https://uoe.sharepoint.com/sites/sharepoint-solutions-service/SitePages/Staff-Resources.aspx A series of guides have been developed covering both basics as well as managing file sharing and permissions for the following Microsoft 365 applications available […]

Getting the most out of www.ed.ac.uk/teams


Maddy Weingast - May 18, 2021

Hints & Tips  Did you know that we continuously stream hints & tips about using MS Teams?   Our helpful Hints & Tips cover anything from discovering the latest meeting or webinar feature to chat groups, how to embed quick polls or plan boards and even etiquette or best practice matters.  With ‘How-To’ guidance and sign posting to useful […]

Find the right tool(s) for your next online meeting or event


Maddy Weingast - May 17, 2021

The University of Edinburgh’s Online and Digital Events Service provides support to ensure your event needs are best matched with the appropriate online solution. The service includes a list of meeting and online event platforms that ISG fully supports as well as advice and guidance, training and case studies to help you use the platforms to their […]