New look Learners’ Toolkit!

New look Learners’ Toolkit!

We are excited to announce the launch of the new and improved Learners’ Toolkit - just in time for Freshers’ Week!

What’s happening?

Each summer, we get together to look at how we might develop the Toolkit to make it a better user experience for you.

This year, based on your feedback and with the benefit of recent advances in web technology, we’ve made quite a few changes.

What’s changed?

The first thing you’ll notice is Toolkit’s new and simplified user interface, making it easier for you to find what you’re looking for.

You can now browse by Type, User Group, or the A-Z listing. Or use our comprehensive and intelligent Search which is driven by extensive keyword meta-tagging.

We have also introduced new tool Types. These ‘categories’ replace the old Levels – Basic, Intermediate, Expert, and Staff:

  • Digital Skills – generic resources to help you upskill and keep pace with the ever changing digital landscape

  • University Systems and Software – support for using systems and software specific to the University of Aberdeen

  • University Services and Schools – introductions to key services at the University of Aberdeen and School-based content such as the ‘Science Toolkit’ for the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

  • Productivity Tools – assistive technology and other apps to help you manage and organise your work

Once you’ve found the resource you are looking for, our new layout for desktop devices displays the video carousel alongside the resource description, links to guides, websites, and other web-based content. No more scrolling – everything you need at your fingertips!

And if you’re visiting Toolkit from a mobile device, you’ll find Toolkit’s fully responsive layout has also had a makeover. It’s cleaner, leaner, and there’s less scrolling.

Toolkit's new mobile view

Like what you see?

So have a look and tell us what you think! Visit the Toolkit at and click Contact Us if you would like to send us feedback directly.

What is Toolkit?

Learners’ Toolkit is a multi-award winning gateway to software, services, apps and digital skills at the University of Aberdeen. It delivers resources for students and staff from multiple parts of the University in one place, ultimately simplifying access.

We curate online content from big names such as Microsoft and Apple, but we also make content in-house too.

From email basics and help with printers to productivity apps like Evernote and Trello, from short video guides to more in-depth user guides, the Toolkit gives you the support you need to get on with your work or studies.