|Your digital identity is your online footprint. This section covers how to manage it, and how to improve what appears online about you.|
Tools to manage your digital identity
Your digital identity changes each time you connect or publish online, or whenever someone else searches for or publishes information about you. It is important because if someone searches for you online you should be discoverable and the results returned should be a positive reflection of both your professional and personal life. Social media tools such as LinkedIn and online webservices provided by the University can help create a professional online profile.
- Trying Googling yourself (include your subject area or place of work if you have a common name) – what are the top results including images and videos?
- Some simple steps to help manage your digital footprint
- The impact of students’ digital footprints are discussed in this LinkedIn Learning video on digital citizenship
- The University’s online repository
Using online forms of communication can be different from familiar face-to-face interactions. Netiquette is a term used to describe the conventions for conducting these online interactions that help online communication run smoothly and prevent people being inadvertently offended.