Social Media Savvy

Improving online etiquette

Developed with Canterbury Christchurch University this Social Media Savvy course is one of 4 modules in our online student induction – the Student Welfare Suite – tailored to meet the mental, physical and emotional needs of today’s students.

Other courses include Alcohol and Drug Awareness, Diversity Training for Students and Sexual Consent on Campus.


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Available as

  • Off the shelf
  • Fully Bespoke

Course overview

Social media is a huge part of students lives on and off campus. However, sometimes online etiquette can leave a lot to be desired, resulting in damage to the students and the university’s reputation.

This course tackles the issues of online behaviour, teaching students best practice for posting online and tips on what to avoid. It also demonstrates how students can make the most of social media to enhance their learning and future employability.  By the end of the course, students are able to:

  • define social media and digital footprint
  • promote the positive aspects of social media – to engage and network – and how this links to employability and getting yourself noticed for all the right reasons
  • promote key things to be aware of when using social media, particularly the legal aspects -security, privacy and data protection
  • highlight the potential negative impact of social media
  • identify the do’s and dont’s of social media etiquette.

The course also provides hints and tips on using key social media channels – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, Instagram and Snapchat – setting privacy, getting the most out of them, and things to think about.

Learning options

Every Marshall e-learning course is fully accessible, so this course is also available as:

  • spoken word audio – perfect for learning on the move
  • a voice reader compatible version as a W3C AA online workbook
  • a complimentary workbook – a printer-friendly pdf download compatible with all devices and readers.


Always up-to-date

If you buy any of our e-learning courses you’ll get all the updates we make, so you’ll always be up-to-date with current legislation.

Learning by design

All of our e-learning courses are highly interactive with rich graphics and audio-visual content, blending a variety of question types to encourage learners to apply concepts to their daily work routine.

Easy to implement & customise

This online learning course comes with Marshall LMS (Learning Management System), which allows you to manage your e-learning and track completed training.

Our in-house developers can quickly & effectively adapt this course to your sector and organisation. You could also add your own graphics, photos & video and amend content to include your policies, procedures, and key areas.

Stay up-to-date

We regularly review our courses to ensure content is relevant and up-to-date, so when you purchase any Marshall e-learning courses, you’ll receive any updates we make, and always be up-to-date with current legislation and best practice.

Learning by design

All our e-learning courses are highly interactive with rich graphics and audio-visual content, blending a variety of question-types and gamification to encourage learners to apply the learning to their daily lives.

Learn more

For a free demonstration of this course or to find out more about our other e-learning courses please contact us and well be in touch very soon.

At Marshall Elearning were totally focused on creating content thats exactly right for your learners. Thats why weve built our business around customising our existing courses to match the needs of specific organisations. And if something completely originals required, well make a bespoke course for you from scratch.

When we do this, our approach is guided by a few key principles.

Organisational Need
Why do you need to provide learning for your users – specifically? Is there a compliance need, a requirement to raise performance – or generate positive outcomes for external stakeholders? We prioritise making this clear as the first step in all of our projects.

Learner Centric
Who are your learners? What are their preferred learning styles? What do they know already? How confident are they with using technology? Well put these questions to you, and base our approach around the picture we build up.

Learning Outcomes
We use these to decide what every screen in every course we make is intended to achieve. What is it – exactly – that learners need to explain, describe, distinguish or list? Defining these up-front keeps every project on course as we move from initial proposal, through to storyboarding and then development.

Page-turning e-learning just doesnt work. All of our courses are highly interactive, making extensive use of scenarios in particular. Rich media is used as appropriate, from audio-visual resources through to animations and bespoke graphics.

Respect for Learners
Treating learners as adults is vital to us. People dont learn well if they feel theyre being patronised, and we aim to let users manage their own learning experience. We do this by writing our courses with an honest, direct tone, and giving learners choices in the form of additional learning resources and open navigational features.

Whats in it for me? is a question that all of our learners should be able to answer.

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There’s pressure on students and Universities to cover topics such as Alcohol and Drug Awareness, Sexual Consent on Campus, Diversity, Social Media Savviness, Getting Support, Mental Health and Employability and we wanted to provide relevant, current information about important topics relevant to student life. I am super happy with the student induction course, especially as the Marshall E-Learning team delivered the module before the deadline. The team have been fantastic to work with. I hope this module will be really successful and we can continue working with Marshall E-Learning.
Carol Clutton, Student Support Services, University of Surrey

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