Education Technology, Multimedia Training & Advice

Media Services promotes educational technology in the university through courses, seminars and workshops. Courses offered range from media skills training to the effective use of communication tools, and how to use a range of open source authoring tools. Advice and consultation on multimedia project development is also provided. Customized workshops can be arranged for your School or Unit on request.

You can book a place on any of our courses through the Faculty & Staff Learning & Development  link on UCD Connect.

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Media Services:

Tel: +353 (0)1 716 2036

Regular courses for UCD staff include:

Multimedia Development

  • Audio Production
  • Photography
  • Poster Production
  • Video Production

Communication Tools

  • Blogs & Wikis
  • Images as Learning Resources
  • Instructional Design
  • Customised courses on request for Schools.

How to use software: e.g.

  • Articulate Storyline
  • Open source authoring tool, etc.

Media Services also hosts seminars on emerging technologies.

Certificate in Educational Technology

On completion of two core courses (two half-days), four days equivalent of elective workshops, a learning journal, a group project and an individual, eLearning material development project, participants will be awarded a certificate of participation. Registration at the beginning of the academic year is a requirement. The certificate is open to all UCD staff.

How much does the user pay?

The service is free of charge to the UCD Community.

Do I need prior experience of a subject before attending a course/training?

The courses are usually aimed at beginners, some courses require the completion of other modules.


Media Services audio recordings have been incorporated into the Centre for Safety & Health online courses using PowerPoint slides, video and Storyline software (opens a new window)



We gave advice to Gordon Cooke Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow Conway Institute and Kate Connor, Phd Candidate, College of Science, on how to build a virtual tour of the laboratories and equipment in the Conway Institute. The project was funded under the UCD Supporting Partnership & Realising Change (SPARC) initiative. Further details can be viewed on the project blog