Posts tagged: hashtags

Communicate. It’s good to talk.

17 January 2017


Welcome to day 2 of national Bring Your Own Device for Learning week. Here at Salford we’re offering students and staff the chance to participate in a free, online course to learn about how to get the most out of your mobile device, backed up with activities on campus. There’s no need to book, just follow the link below.

Day two

Today’s theme is communicating – in particular, we’re looking at how we can find opportunities to stimulate discussion and encourage active engagement in your teaching/learning/research. Feel free to join us in Newton, room 240 from, 14:00 to 15:00

Wondering about how to develop useful communication channels? How could your mobile device help you to record and capture any exchanges for later review? Thinking about how best to communicate with large groups?

Interactive quizzes

Online discussions and activities
Google hangouts
Blackboard discussion boards

Make notes
One Note

Video creating products


For more apps to help you communicate better, check out this Edshelf.

For more help and advice on how to set up your device, have a look at our Set up your device for Learning pages.

Connect with your Communities

16 January 2017


Welcome to the first day of national Bring Your Own Device for Learning week. Here at Salford we’re offering students and staff the chance to participate in a free, online course to get the most out of your mobile device. There’s no need to book, just follow the link below and participate as much or as little as you like.

Day One

Today’s theme is connect so we’re exploring how to use social media tools more effectively to connect with your learning community.

To start, why not get on Twitter and follow Skills for Learning @skillupUS and the library @TheLibraryUoS?
Then join the Skills for Learning Facebook group to keep up-to-date.

There’s a whole host of apps and sites you can use to connect with others – have a look at some of them.

Every evening this week there’s a twitter chat  between 20:00 and 21:00 (UK time) for everyone participating in this course to share your experiences. Check out: #byod4lchat

  • Want to set up your device for learning?  Our online guide will help.
  • Need some human help? Take your device to Clifford Whitworth library, first floor, between 12 and 2, Monday to Friday. No need to book, pop along with your device and we’ll help you get started.




Twitter – tips for improvers

12 March 2015

Ned Potter from the University of York Library has produced a great slideshare to help researchers and academics take their use of Twitter to the next level. The guide covers content, tone, your account, logistics and analysis. It is well worth a look for anyone wanting to improve their Twitter skills.

Click for slideshare

Also, if you want to learn more about hashtags take a look at Ned’s recent Storify – what works and what doesn’t: The Laws of Hashtags!

Click for storify

Finally, if you are new to Twitter or want to improve your skills check out this 5-Step Guide for Social Media in Education from Edudemic.

What does our hashtag mean?

1 July 2014

Are you on Twitter? When you check out our Twitter stream (@TheLibraryUoS), you may notice that we use #uosdiglit in many of our Tweets. What does it mean?

The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. According to Twitter support, it was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages. That’s how we use our Twitter hashtag #uosdiglit – to categorise all the tweets that contain information specifically about digital literacy. We want you to be able to find that information easily – so we use that hashtag.

Just clicking on a hashtagged word in any message shows you all other Tweets marked with that keyword.

Here’s a great infographic showing the History of the Hashtag , posted by Amy last month.

Infographic: History of #hashtags

2 June 2014

Any idea how long the #hashtag has been used in social media? This infographic charts their history from first thoughts, through to their dominance in mobile conversations . Read more on

Talking of  #hashtags, why not dip into ours for digital literacy #uosdiglit

history of hashtags infographic