This page provides an 'at a glance' overview of our new programme of short digital bytes.

All our digital byte sessions are free to members. Please register your interest for each session so we can send you the joining link. Non-members can also join these sessions by registering and paying online. 
If you have ideas for future topics or would like to run a session, please contact 




What are hashtags? How to create, find and use them (Digital Byte)

For a small symbol like this #, hashtags are surprisingly powerful. Yet they can also be pretty confusing. In this Digital Byte session, Ruth Winden will explain what hashtags are, how they work, and how you can use them strategically to build awareness, community and visibility for yourself and your organisation. We will also look at hashtag etiquette, as hashtags don’t work the same way on all the familiar social media platforms. And as a bonus, we will reveal the new CDI hashtags that will help you raise your and the CDI’s online presence. Join us if you want to look like a hashtag pro!


Make your presentation stand out with Microsoft Sway (Digital Byte)

If your audience is tired of viewing the same style of PowerPoint slide presentation, take a look at Sway - Microsoft's free online presentation tool. In this webinar we'll look at how easily you can build a compelling presentation using built-in templates and automatic design features or tailor and personalise to create a unique style for your presentation.