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September Summary

The Digital Kent team has been so busy throughout September out in the community, and we would love to share a summary of what we've been up to!

Teams Training with North Kent Mind

Engagement Officers Jake Huggett and Sophie Mackenzie have partnered with North Kent Mind to deliver a series of Microsoft Teams training sessions. They ran 3 sessions over the course of a week, covering topics including:

  • Changing picture, status etc
  • Look at all teams chat functions
  • Applying backgrounds, recording, transcripts, sharing screens, and taking control
  • Creating a meeting using Teams
  • Creating a team and teams channels
  • Creating and formatting posts in teams channel
  • Uploading and using shared documents in teams
  • Activity feed
  • Whiteboard
  • Breakout rooms
  • Creating MS forms
  • Creating polls, quizzes etc
  • Creating MS teams logs

Knowledge of Teams can be invaluable for anyone wishing to access employment, which is often key to wellbeing and mental health. We hope this work will support and upskill the passionate people we worked with.

Microsoft in Tonbridge and Malling

We love to hear the uses people are making of the laptops provided by our Hardware Access Scheme, and our Engagement Officer Brooke Ardley saw this first hand when she helped a recipient of our scheme set up her new laptop. They were able to create a Microsoft account, including setting up her own email and creating a strong complex password to make sure she stays safe online.

Brooke ascertained the recipient may need further support for her digital skills, and we hope to help her even further with our Digital Support Scheme!

Support for Homeless in Maidstone

It can be hard to reach vulnerable groups of people, particularly the homeless, and so Digital Kent has been getting involved with Maidstone Homeless Centre. They do amazing work for the homeless people within Maidstone, and Digital Kent will be delivering digital skills support to the people that walk through their doors. This support will include how to apply for job training, CV writing and much more.