The IT Learning Programme and Bodleian Libraries deliver a full range of classroom based IT and information skills courses. We also offer online video courses via lynda.com. Courses are available to all University members.

Taught courses: you can discover these by browsing this catalogue, or viewing upcoming courses. You may find the search box to the left useful. The termly schedule can be printed. As well as booking and cancelling your course place the booking system also allows you to express your interest in courses that are not currently scheduled.

Online courses: this catalogue includes a selection of some of the lynda.com online courses. You can discover the full range using the search features within lynda.com. Our ITLP portfolio contains lynda.com playlists carefully curated by the ITLP teachers together with other self-study materials.

The catalogue also provides summary information about a number of University Business Systems courses. More detailed course descriptions and information about how to book a place can be found on the Business Systems training page.

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Access: Fundamentals of using a database Discontinued

This is now taught as part of Office Fundamentals Workshop - please look under "O" in this Course Catalogue.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course is not scheduled to run again.
Adobe Acrobat: Up and running with Acrobat XI Online
any time

This course compares the three editions of Adobe Acobat XI, and gives an overview of what you can do with the tool. It demonstrates the basics of working with PDFs: how to create, combine, edit, export, and review documents. It also shows how PDFs integrate with Microsoft Office applications and introduces the basics of working with forms. This course takes approximately 2 hours to complete.

Provider: ITLP through lynda.com Frequency: This course is available online any time via lynda.com.
Agent-based modelling (1): Introduction to tools and concepts Currently
scheduled

This multi-session course will help you learn how to design, build, test, debug, and experiment with agent-based models. Agent-based modelling (ABM) plays an important role in ecology, climate change, collective animal behaviour, economics, sociology, and many other sciences. The first part of every session will be presentations and exercises. The second part will be to support students building models of their choice. In the first session you will be introduced to the basic concepts and software for making agent-based models.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand.
Agent-based modelling (2): A predator-prey example Currently
scheduled

This multi-session course will help you learn how to design, build, test, debug, and experiment with agent-based models. Agent-based modelling (ABM) plays an important role in ecology, climate change, collective animal behaviour, economics, sociology, and many other sciences. The first part of every session will be presentations and exercises. The second part will be to support students building models of their choice. In the second session you will build a model of a simple ecosystem by assembling and customising pre-made building blocks of program code.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability.
Agent-based modelling (3): The NetLogo programming language Currently
scheduled

This multi-session course will help you learn how to design, build, test, debug, and experiment with agent-based models. Agent-based modelling (ABM) plays an important role in ecology, climate change, collective animal behaviour, economics, sociology, and many other sciences. The first part of every session will be presentations and exercises. The second part will be to support students building models of their choice. In the third session you will learn the basics of the NetLogo programming language.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability.
Agent-based modelling (4): Designing models and model components Currently
scheduled

This multi-session course will help you learn how to design, build, test, debug, and experiment with agent-based models. Agent-based modelling (ABM) plays an important role in ecology, climate change, collective animal behaviour, economics, sociology, and many other sciences. The first part of every session will be presentations and exercises. The second part will be to support students building models of their choice. In the fourth session you will learn advanced NetLogo programming and will use it to create your own modelling building blocks in NetLogo for use in the Behaviour Composer.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability.
Agent-based modelling (5): Data, GIS, and ODD Currently
scheduled

This multi-session course will help you learn how to design, build, test, debug, and experiment with agent-based models. Agent-based modelling (ABM) plays an important role in ecology, climate change, collective animal behaviour, economics, sociology, and many other sciences. The first part of every session will be presentations and exercises. The second part will be to support students building models of their choice. In the fifth session you will learn how to design and document a model. Techniques for incorporating data and geographical information into models will also be discussed.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability.
Agent-based modelling (6): Experimenting, debugging, verifying and validating Currently
scheduled

This multi-session course will help you learn how to design, build, test, debug, and experiment with agent-based models. Agent-based modelling (ABM) plays an important role in ecology, climate change, collective animal behaviour, economics, sociology, and many other sciences. The first part of every session will be presentations and exercises. The second part will be to support students building models of their choice. In the sixth session you will learn how to debug, verify and validate models.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability.
Agent-based modelling: A short taste of how to model behaviours in your research Currently
scheduled

This one-hour "taster" course is designed to give an overview to agent-based modelling - a computer modelling technique that is playing an increasingly important role in ecology, climate change, collective animal behaviour, economics, political science, sociology, anthropology and many other fields. Several interactive animated examples will be presented and a discussion of the big ideas behind agent-based modelling will be presented.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability.
Agent-based modelling: An introduction to modelling behaviours in your research Will be
repeated

Agent-based modelling (ABM) plays an important role in ecology, climate change, collective animal behaviour, economics, sociology, and many other sciences. Part of this course will be presentations of a variety of models and the underlying concepts of agent-based modelling. The other part will be 'hands-on' where you will learn how to design, build, animate, test, debug, and experiment with agent-based models.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Apple Mac: An introduction Currently
scheduled

This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the Mac operating system and how to navigate it. Macs are designed to be easy to use and this class will cover the key features that will enable you to carry out day to day computer activities.

Taught with: Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Apple Mac: iMovie - getting started Currently
scheduled

If you've ever wondered how to turn your video footage into a polished short film with titles, transitions and background music, come along and find out how easy it is to do on a Mac with iMovie! Learn the basic editing skills to produce a wide variety of projects to suit your needs.

Taught with: Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Apple Mac: Keynote - fundamentals Currently
scheduled

Keynote is Apple's popular presentation software that takes the best of PowerPoint and streamlines it so you can create media-rich and graphical presentations with ease. This course takes you through the essentials to give you the confidence to make your own slides straight away.

Taught with: Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Apple Mac: Photos - organising and displaying your photos Will be
repeated

Photos comes with every new mac and is Apple's free photo management software. It is the the replacement to iPhoto. This one-hour session will get you started and show you how to organise your photo collection, edit and share your photos.

Taught with: Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term. Express an interest in this course
Apple Mac: Test drive a Mac Currently
scheduled

If you've ever wondered what it's like to use a Mac come along to one of our regular drop-in sessions in our dedicated Mac teaching room. Our experienced Apple teacher will be available to answer your questions and provide support as you explore the system.

Taught with: Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
ARC: An Introduction to the Advanced Research Computing (ARC) Facility Currently
scheduled

Advanced Research Computing (ARC) is a central resource available to any Oxford University researcher (from any Division or Department) who needs high performance computing (HPC). This half-day course provides an introduction to HPC and the ARC computing facilities. There will be hands-on exercises and plenty of opportunity to ask questions and gain practical experience. Note: you will need to bring your own laptop (see below).

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
ARC: Coding for modern HPC architectures Will be
repeated

This 4-day course provides an introduction to the efficient programming of modern High Performance Computing architectures. Day 1 covers in detail the architecture of modern computer processors, and through that the topic of serial optimisation, getting the best performance out of a single threaded program. Days 2-4 cover different aspects of parallel computing. Day 2 deals with distributed memory programming via MPI, while day 3 covers the shared memory paradigm and OpenMP. Day 4 covers parallel programming design.

Provider: IT Services Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
ARC: Data wrangling with R Currently
scheduled

This half-day course introduces a wide range of techniques for data manipulation in R. The course consists of a first part of one hour lecture and one hour practical, which focuses on basic aspects of data importation and exportation, as well as manipulation of data frames using simple programming techniques and functions from different R packages. Amongst other things, you will learn how to import data from Excel and automate otherwise potentially tedious data manipulations using R. In the second part, which equally consists of one hour lecture and one hour practical, we dive into more advanced techniques of data manipulation. In particular, we discuss how to process data in web formats and how to access data from databases using R. Furthermore, we introduce more modern packages for data manipulations in R, which provide high-performance data manipulation functions for subsetting and querying, as well as various other tools to improve your workflow.

Provider: IT Services
ARC: Debugging parallel programs Will be
repeated

All programs have bugs, and identifying them can be especially problematic in parallel programs. This 1-day course introduces some of the tools available to help find bugs and fix them, covering use of simple serial debuggers such as gdb through to more complex parallel tools such as DDT.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
ARC: Effective cluster use for non-programmers Currently
scheduled

This course provides a description of the effective use of modern clusters for scientific computing. The focus for this day is on non-programmers and how a basic understanding of the computer architecture and a few of the basic concepts of parallel computing can greatly help in the efficient use of modern computer hardware.

Provider: IT Services Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
ARC: Modern processor architecture and program optimisation Currently
scheduled

This 1-day course covers the architecture of modern computer processors, and through that the topic of serial optimisation, getting the best performance out of a single threaded program.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
ARC: Parallel programming - a MPI and OpenMP taster Currently
scheduled

This 1-day course provides a brief introduction to the programming of modern High Performance Computing architectures, covering the basics of parallel programming in both MPI and OpenMP.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability.
ARC: Profiling parallel programs Will be
repeated

Once a program has been written and debugged it is often found that it is taking longer than desired to complete. This 1-day course introduces some of the tools that help identify the bottlenecks in both serial and parallel programs, covering simple profilers such as gprof, and more complex utilities such as Scalasca.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
ARC: Statistical learning for data science - advanced techniques using R Currently
scheduled

Statistical and machine learning techniques are taking an ever increasing role both in academia and industry. Prominent examples in academia include genetics, astronomy and social sciences. This short course, 4 sessions of 2 hours, is a continuation of an earlier course on basic techniques of statistical learning using R. While the earlier course mainly focused on linear models for regression and classification, this more advanced course dives into more modern non-linear models of supervised learning. Those models include tree based models, such as random forests and boosting, as well as support vector machines and basic concepts of neural network. A major focus of this advanced course lies on practical implementations of the above methods using the statistical software R. This is done through examples using real-life datasets and in-class computer labs, as well as hands-on practicals after each lecture.

Provider: IT Services
ARC: Statistical learning for data science - basic techniques using R Check with
training provider

Statistical and machine learning techniques are taking an ever increasing role both in academia and industry. Prominent examples in academia include genetics, astronomy and social sciences. This short course, 4 sessions of 2 hours, introduces the basic ideas behind supervised learning, emphasising regression and classification methods, as well as unsupervised learning. A major focus of this course lies on practical implementations of the above methods using the statistical software R. This is done through examples using real-life datasets and in-class computer labs, as well as hands-on practicals after each lecture.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs throughout the year.
ArcGIS Desktop Discontinued

This three-session course covers the map-making aspects of ArcGIS Desktop and introduces its analytical functionality. Powerful and relatively complex, Desktop is the industry standard for geographic information systems (GIS) software. It is part of ESRI's ArcGIS software range, which also includes web-based and mobile GIS, as well as the much more basic and simplified mapping application, ArcGIS Explorer. GIS is designed to store, query, analyse, process, and visualise spatial data. It is typically used for making maps and performing spatial analysis.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: Bodleian Libraries/IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course is not scheduled to run again.
ArcGIS: Essential Training Online
any time

ArcGIS, ia a geographic information system (GIS) that allows you to explore highly accurate geospatial data. This course shows how to get around maps and start adding your own data and importing data from existing databases. You will see how to select and edit individual map elements, and connect to advanced geospatial data sources. You will also learn how to use ModelBuilder to sequence workflows and share them with the rest of your organization. Some of this content is repeated from the 'Up and Running with ArcGIS' course. This course takes about 6 hours to complete.

Provider: ITLP through lynda.com Frequency: This course is available online any time via lynda.com.
ArcGIS: Up and running with ArcGIS Online
any time

ArcGIS, ia a geographic information system (GIS) that allows you to explore highly accurate geospatial data. With it you can create maps, analyze data for land use studies and other reports, and prepare data for use in an application or database. This on-line course shows how to display, analyze, and illustrate geospatial data with ArcGIS, explore how to import data from multiple sources, manage data with the ArcGIS catalog, and then start making maps. The course takes approximately 3 hours to complete.

Taught with: lynda.com Provider: ITLP through lynda.com Frequency: This course is available online any time via lynda.com.
Assistive technology: Dragon NaturallySpeaking essential training Online
any time

This course shows how to use the Dragon dictation software for everything from dictating text to controlling your PC. You will learn how to set up Dragon, train it to recognize your voice, and use it for dictating text. The course also highlights features such as correcting errors on the fly and leveraging common dictation shortcuts, and techniques to improve Dragon's accuracy. You will also learn how to control the Windows desktop, open and close apps, and work with popular software like Word, Outlook, Excel, and web browsers. This course takes about 2 hours to complete.

Provider: ITLP through lynda.com Frequency: This course is available online any time via lynda.com.
Assistive technology: MyStudyBar - software to help study skills Currently
scheduled

My Study Bar is a free 'floating toolbar to support literacy' (Eduapps.org). This session will explore some of the text to speech, screen masking and mindmapping applications, that are part of MyStudyBar and which help to make electronic text or information more accessible to users. Other free software/apps that can be used to support study (including study strategies) will also be discussed.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
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Backing up your data to the HFS: an introduction to TSM - postgraduates and staff only Currently
scheduled

The Hierarchical File Server (HFS) is a university-wide backup service, open to all postgraduates and all staff. This course will give you an introduction to backing up your data to the HFS, using Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) software. You will learn about the different types of backup account for which you can register; how to install TSM; and how to back up and restore your data.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Beginners to Computing Will be
repeated

This 4-session course is designed to give a learner with little/ no previous computer experience an introduction to computing. The topics covered will include: the first steps in using a computer; using the internet and email; and how to keep safe on-line. Group sizes will be small (4-6 participants) and in a supportive and friendly environment led by an experienced tutor.

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term. Express an interest in this course
Breakfast at IT Services Currently
scheduled

New members of Oxford University staff are warmly invited to join us for breakfast at IT Services, Banbury Road. Over croissants and coffee, we will introduce you to the many important services that are available to you for your work or research. There will also be a chance to chat to IT staff and other newcomers.

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
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Computer8 Discontinued

Computer8 is now replaced by Course Clinic.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course is not scheduled to run again.
Copyright in the digital world Currently
scheduled

In this session we will look at copyright and related intellectual property rights, with particular reference to how these rights are asserted and enforced in the digital world. We will also look at the various open licensing initiatives that have become popular over the last decade, including Creative Commons, Open Database Licensing and Free and Open Source Software.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand.
Course Clinic Currently
scheduled

We offer bookable slots where you can come along and obtain guidance from the ITLP teachers. This can be useful if you are unsure how to obtain the IT skills you need. **It is important that you complete the additional information section identifying the course and software that you would like support for and we will get back to you if a specialist is unavailable.** This session replaces Computer8 and Office: Fundamentals - enrolment.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Frequently - please check schedule.
Crowdsourcing: Community collections Will be
repeated

This course introduces the Oxford Community Collection Model. The model combines online crowdsourcing with audience engagement activities to create a collection of stories and digital objects (images, audio, text, etc). It has been successfully used for projects such as the Great War Archive, Woruldhord, Europeana1914-1918 and Europeana1989. In the course, you will learn about the model and how to implement it for your community collection. You will get an opportunity to set up your own collection platform and discuss how to engage your community.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
CUD: Using and matching data for memberships and mail lists Subject to
demand

Administrators use data for mail lists and mail merges every day. This hands-on workshop in a computer suite will demonstrate how to get fresh, clean data from CUD. Course attendees will need to bring a live example in a spreadsheet including: title, first name, last name, date of birth, Oxford email and Oxford username.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
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DARS: Preparing HTML and CSS for use in DARS Currently
scheduled

An introduction to preparing HTML and CSS, using open source and third party tools, that is to be sent using the Marketing and Communications features available in DARS. We will cover basic design and also look at some common problem solving techniques.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Data visualisation: Creating interactive visualisations using R and Shiny Currently
scheduled

R is used by millions of researchers in the sciences and humanities around the world who benefit from the vast range of open source packages and tools for data analysis and visualisations. Using Shiny it is possible to easily create interactive presentations and data visualisations without learning any web languages, and these interactive elements can be deployed to the internet freely.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Data visualisation: Data analysis and interactive visualisations with Mathematica Currently
scheduled

Mathematica is a tool used by researchers around the world for calculus, text and data analysis as well as for easily creating interactive visualisations using “Manipulate”. This course introduces the basics of importing, cleaning and visualising data using Mathematica. We will then introduce how to create interactive visualisations using the function Manipulate, and how to deploy these to the internet using the Wolfram Cloud.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Data visualisation: Importing and visualising 3-D datasets in Blender Currently
scheduled

Blender is open source 3-D modelling and rendering software with full animation and video editing facilities. In this course we will look at uses of this software to import and visualise data, including terrain maps and point clouds. Bring your own data and we'll see what we can do with it!"

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability.
Databases: An introduction to Oxford's Online Research Database Service(ORDS) Currently
scheduled

The Online Research Database Service (ORDS) is a new service for researchers based at the University of Oxford. Developed in-house by IT Services, the ORDS offers researchers a place to host research databases along with online tools to edit and share their data. This course explains what the ORDS can do, and how to use it.

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand.
Databases: Building a database using Access Currently
scheduled

If you need to build, plan or revise a database, this is the course. Starting with a design from the course Databases: Concepts of database design, you will use Access to create tables with fields and a range of useful properties, learn about relationships between tables, create and manage them.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Databases: Concepts of database design Currently
scheduled

This course takes you through the steps required to create a good relational database design, from concept to implementation. A relational database is one where data is organised into tables by subject, related by common fields. Before even starting to build, it is essential to work out a design which properly models your project. You will learn to analyse scenarios, choosing suitable fields where data can be stored. You will consider why fields should be organised into separate tables, and how they can be related. The course includes plenty of worked examples and practice activities. The course does not use any particular software, so it will help you create a well-designed database structure which you can build later using the database software of your choice.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Databases: FileMaker Pro Essentials Online
any time

FileMaker Pro is a widely used database solution for the OSX platform. This on-line, video-based course takes you through the essential features of the application and will enable you to start creating your own databases for OSX. The course takes about 10 hours to complete.

Taught with: Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) Provider: ITLP through lynda.com Frequency: This course is available online any time via lynda.com.
Databases: MySQL further techniques Currently
scheduled

Structured Query Language (SQL) is a programming language designed for managing data held in a relational database management system (RDBMS). This 3-hour course is a follow up to the introductory course of MySQL. The course will cover several advanced MySQL concepts like JOINS, Aggregate Functions, Procedures and Triggers. The course includes a practical session which will be accomplished by applying the learned concepts on a real-world example. All the taught concepts will be explained by several examples using phpMyAdmin as an interface.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Databases: MySQL introduction Currently
scheduled

Structured Query Language SQL is a programming language designed for managing data held in a relational database management system RDBMS. This 3-hour course will cover the basic concepts of SQL. For example, you will learn how to create, delete or amend tables and queries. We will also discuss more complicated concepts like advanced queries and database migration. All these concepts will be explained by several examples using the MySQL database. This includes the use of phpMyAdmin as a tool.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Databases: Querying and analysing data using Access Currently
scheduled

Once a quantity of data is collected in tables, it becomes interesting to analyse it using queries. Learn to build queries to investigate or manage your data. Make your database more useful with calculations. Manage data brought from other sources. Automate the database with macros and command buttons. (Some of these topics were previously covered in the "Access" series of courses, now retired.)

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Databases: Reporting data using Access Currently
scheduled

Learn to select and arrange data from your database, and present it using reports. Manage and format the detailed elements as well as the overall layout of your reports, to create reports that are clearly laid out and useful for interpreting your results. (Some of these topics were previously covered in the "Access" series of courses, now retired.)

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Databases: User-friendly databases using Access Currently
scheduled

While the data in a database is stored in tables, people need forms where they can work efficiently and accurately on the data. Learn to build a user interface consisting of a set of forms, clearly laid out and helpfully formatted, along with tools for easy and quick navigation. (Some of these topics were previously covered in the "Access" series of courses, now retired.)

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Development and Alumni Relations System (DARS) Check with
training provider

The Development and Alumni Relations System (DARS) is an advanced relationship management and fundraising database, with integrated analysis tools and web portal, which is shared between colleges, departments, the University Development Office and the University Alumni Office.

Provider: University Business Systems Frequency: This course runs throughout the year.
Digital images: Capture, correct and control - 2 day workshop Will be
repeated

This two-day workshop is aimed at those new to working with digital images. You will use your own camera and be shown how to capture, correct and control your images.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Digital images: Creating a whole other world - tracking features in Adobe After Effects Currently
scheduled

Adding elements to a scene that looks as if they were there when the footage was shot can be easily done using the 'tracking' and/or 'camera tracking' feature in Adobe After Effects. This workshop covers the basics, and how you can use them for some of the simplest tasks you might want to perform.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course is not scheduled to run again.
Digital images: Creating panoramic photos using Adobe Photoshop Currently
scheduled

iPhone panorama feature is nice, and some cameras come with this feature too, but wouldn't it be better if you could create high-quality panoramic photos? Come to this workshop to learn how using Adobe Photoshop!

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course is not scheduled to run again.
Digital images: GIMP - an introduction Currently
scheduled

GIMP is a free cross-platform image manipulation program. It has a similar feature set to Adobe Photoshop. In this session you will be introduced to its fundamental tools and features, including working with layers and selections.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Digital images: GIMP - further techniques Currently
scheduled

GIMP is a free cross-platform image manipulation program. It has a similar feature set to Adobe Photoshop. This session will cover working with digital photographs that have been transferred to your computer. You will be introduced to a workflow for image manipulation and correction and will be able to apply the tools and techniques to your own images throughout the session.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Digital images: Photos - an introduction (Mac) Online
any time

This online course is an introduction to the Photos application that comes with the latest version of the Mac OSX. The course takes about 3hrs to complete.

Taught with: Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) Provider: ITLP through lynda.com Frequency: This course is available online any time via lynda.com.
Digital images: Photoshop - an introduction (Mac) Currently
scheduled

Photoshop is the industry standard software package for image manipulation, creating digital artwork, and optimising images for the web. In this session you will be introduced to its fundamental tools and features, including working with layers and selections.

Taught with: Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Digital images: Photoshop - an introduction Currently
scheduled

Photoshop is the industry standard software package for image manipulation, creating digital artwork, and optimising images for the web. In this session you will be introduced to its fundamental tools and features, including working with layers and selections. (Did you know there is a free, open source equivalent called GIMP? We run GIMP courses too)

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Digital images: Photoshop - further techniques (Mac) Currently
scheduled

Photoshop is the industry standard software package for digital image manipulation. This session will cover working with digital photographs that have been transferred to your computer. You will be introduced to a model workflow for image manipulation and correction. This course should be taken after Digital Images: Photoshop - an introduction (Mac).

Taught with: Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Digital images: Photoshop - further techniques Currently
scheduled

Photoshop is the industry standard software package for digital image manipulation. This session will cover working with digital photographs that have been transferred to your computer. You will be introduced to a model workflow for image manipulation and correction. This course should be taken after Digital Images: Photoshop - an introduction.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Digital images: Place yourself in another world - green screen using Adobe After Effects Currently
scheduled

Hollywood blockbusters use visual effects extensively to set the scene, and you might think it requires sophisticated tools and skill sets to make that happen. Did you know that you too can do it very easily? Come to this workshop to learn how!

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course is not scheduled to run again.
Digital images: Working confidently with images Will be
repeated

Digital images are a valuable part of your research and presentations, sometimes critically so. This session introduces you to some of the key issues that you need to be aware of when sourcing, adapting and using them. Although the focus is the use of images in an academic context, the ideas covered are equally relevant to your personal image collections.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term. Express an interest in this course
Digital images: You don't look great in the picture, let's fix that in Adobe Photoshop Currently
scheduled

Let's be honest; you don't always look great in pictures. Sometimes you need to airbrush out imperfections. This workshop introduces you to various Adobe Photoshop tools to quickly fix those flaws, so that you can always look good in pictures.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course is not scheduled to run again.
Digital media: Advanced lecture capture techniques using Replay Will be
repeated

Lecture capture software enables easy recording of a lecture or seminar (audio and slides, with optional video), in a simple and non-intrusive way. Students access the recordings via WebLearn to review privately in order to go over difficult concepts, reinforce learning, or revise for exams.

Provider: IT Learning Programme
Digital media: Audacity - editing spoken word Currently
scheduled

Audacity is a free, cross-platform, audio-editing application. It can be used to create digital audio material suitable for a course, a podcast or on a website. In this one hour session you will learn how to use Audacity to record, manipulate and save a sound file.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Digital media: Editing and post-production for short videos Currently
scheduled

This course is a practical introduction to the creation of a video. You will have the opportunity to shoot and edit video footage and be shown techniques which can make a short video stand out from the crowd.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Digital media: Lecture capture Currently
scheduled

Lecture capture software enables easy recording of a lecture or seminar (audio and slides, with optional video), in a simple and non-intrusive way. Students access the recordings via WebLearn to review privately in order to go over difficult concepts, reinforce learning, or revise for exams.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Digital media: Making movies on your mobile phone Will be
repeated

It's tough to turn out full-length feature films with just a mobile phone, but you can dramatically improve the videos you take with a few tips and tricks from the professionals. In this one-day course BBC video journalist Charlotte Stacey aims to help you get the best out of the video camera in your pocket, covering basic shooting skills, handy kit, and useful apps.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Digital media: Managing media interviews Currently
scheduled

This one-day, practical, hands-on course will introduce you to simple techniques to help you with conducting an interview and being interviewed, for print, audio and video. It is in support of our other digital media concepts courses, but you do not have to have attended those beforehand.

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Digital media: Planning, producing and filming a short video Currently
scheduled

This course will teach you the basics of producing and shooting a professional-looking short video. You'll learn everything from shot sequences and interviewing, to story boarding and structure. It will give you a solid knowledge of the basics of production and filming up to the point of editing.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Digital media: Podcasting - an introduction Currently
scheduled

Podcasting is a method of distributing multimedia files (such as audio programs or music videos) over the Internet, for playback on mobile devices and computers. In this session aimed at novices, we will record, edit and publish an educational podcast using Audacity the simple, free audio editor.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Digital media: Podcasting at Oxford - an overview Currently
scheduled

Come and find out about podcasting at Oxford. We'll provide an introduction to podcasting, latest news and information and there will be time to answer questions.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Digital media: Producing, filming and editing a mini documentary Currently
scheduled

A comprehensive 3-day introduction to all the core skills needed to make a short documentary. You will have the opportunity to work on a project that reflects your interests with full support in filming and editing. We will go through all the stages of creating a mini-documentary. Some elements of this workshop are repeated from existing short courses, but this workshop provides the opportunity to obtain extensive hands-on experience.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Dreamweaver: An introduction PC/Mac Discontinued - course notes available

Dreamweaver is one of the most popular website authoring tools. This module introduces you to the Dreamweaver development environment and shows you how to create a simple web site.

Taught with: Mac OS X (Mavericks) / Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Discontinued - course notes available in the ITLP Portfolio.
Dreamweaver: Including interactivity and multimedia on your web pages (PC/Mac) Discontinued - course notes available

This session will use Adobe Dreamweaver to show you how to add simple interactivity on your web pages and include multimedia such as flash animation and audio. We will also take a brief look at what multimedia features HTML5 makes available to us.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Discontinued - course notes available in the ITLP Portfolio.
Dreamweaver: Styling and layout using CSS (PC/Mac) Discontinued - course notes available

This module shows you how to use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) within Dreamweaver CS6 to add styling and layout to your web pages.

Taught with: Mac OS X (Mavericks) / Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Discontinued - course notes available in the ITLP Portfolio.
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E-Publication and multi-touch book creation using InDesign - one day workshop Subject to
demand

This one day workshop outlines the challenges and opportunities of ePublication and multi-touch book creation and will show examples of interactive or multi–touch illustrations. InDesign will primarily be used in the practical elements of the workshop which will include creating a document using style sheets and master pages and then adding images and interactive or multi–touch elements to the document. The Alternative Layout for iPad controls found in newer versions of InDesign will also be reviewed. The final part of the workshop involves reviewing publications using Adobe Content Viewer.

Taught with: Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
Excel: Fundamentals Discontinued

This is now taught as part of Office Fundamentals Workshop - please look under "O" in this Course Catalogue.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course is not scheduled to run again.
Exploring Online Language Resources 1 Will be
repeated

Drawing on techniques from corpus linguistics, this course will introduce the use of online language datasets to explore language, culture and society. This session will introduce the British National Corpus, and explore basic concepts of corpus design, construction and analysis.

Provider: IT Learning Programme
Exploring Online Language Resources 2 Will be
repeated

Drawing on techniques from corpus linguistics, this course will introduce the use of online language datasets to explore language, culture and society. The online application CQPweb offers an interface to a powerful corpus search and analysis engine which can be applied to any textual dataset. This session will focus on mining a large corpus from Early English Books Online for historical information. Participants should register to use the service at http://cqpweb.lancs.ac.uk/.

Provider: IT Learning Programme
Exploring Online Language Resources 3 Will be
repeated

Drawing on techniques from corpus linguistics, this course will introduce the use of online language datasets to explore language, culture and society. The set of large corpora hosted at Brigham Young University include contemporary and historical Corpora of British and American English, Spanish, Portuguese, and the Hansard Corpus of UK parliamentary proceedings. This session will further extend the exploration beyond linguistic research questions to explore historical and political texts. Participants should register to use the service at http://corpus.byu.edu/.

Provider: IT Learning Programme
Exploring Online Language Resources 4 Will be
repeated

Drawing on techniques from corpus linguistics, this course will introduce the use of online language datasets to explore language, culture and society. The Oxford English Corpus offers the opportunity to explore current and recent trends in the English language, via a large and growing corpus used to update entries in the Oxford dictionaries, and this same dataset can also be used to monitor and discover social trends.

Provider: IT Learning Programme
Exploring Online Language Resources 5 Will be
repeated

Drawing on techniques from corpus linguistics, this course will introduce the use of online language datasets to explore language, culture and society. A wealth of corpora and other language resources are becoming available to researchers via the CLARIN European Research Infrastructure. We'll take a whistle-stop tour of some of the available languages and corpora, and examine the Federated Content Search, which allows searching across a wide number of resources held in different repositories.

Provider: IT Learning Programme
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FEC and X5 Check with
training provider

X5 is the bespoke software package used by the University to cost and price externally funded research projects according to Full Economic Costs (FEC) methodology. It allows users to calculate the FEC of a research project and then adjust the price according to the requirements of each funder.

Provider: Research Services Frequency: This course runs throughout the year.
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GIS: GIS on the Web Online
any time

When Geographic Information Systems (GIS) meet some of the world's most exciting web-mapping technology, such as Google Maps, you get richer, more interactive maps and better insights into your data. GIS on the web means using tools like Google Maps, Bing Maps, and Esri to create map mashups: multilayered visualizations that combine data from multiple sources. In this course, you will see how to use these tools to analyze geodata and create interactive, mobile-ready maps that communicate your ideas better than ever before. The course takes about 2 hours to complete.

Provider: ITLP through lynda.com Frequency: This course is available online any time via lynda.com.
Google Analytics: An overview Currently
scheduled

During this half day overview, we will share the benefits of measuring and tracking your website's statistics, what Google Analytics is, and how to use the figures from Google Analytics to help you work out ways to generate more visitors to your website and promote website activity.

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Google Analytics: Hands-on Currently
scheduled

This one-day course is a practical, hands-on session covering the use of Google Analytics. You will learn how to set up the tool and how to interpret the wide range of data it provides. You will see how it can guide you in improving your visitors' experience and the effectiveness of your web site and campaigns. To participate in this course, you will need a Google Analytics account and at least two weeks of Google Analytics data already monitored on your website.

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Google Tag Manager: An overview Subject to
demand

With the investment in web content and design constantly growing, marketing and comms people want to be able to understand and track what visitors are interacting with, reading and watching. Historically this has been done by adding JavaScript code snippets to web pages which has been a barrier to success. Google Tag Manager has been developed by Google to make the management of this more secure, easier and faster. During this half-day overview, we will share the benefits of using Google Tag Manager to better understand how visitors are interacting with your website and content. The course will cover what Google Tag Manager is, how it extends Google Analytics, example configurations and how to implement it on your website.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
Google Tag Manager: Hands-on Subject to
demand

During this half-day course, you will work through examples of how to configure Google Tag Manager to extend Google Analytics. You will learn how to set up several of the most common configurations. You will need to have access to both a Google Analytics test property and have a Google Tag Manager test container available to work with. The Google Tag Manager’s test container code snippet will need to be installed on a website you have content control over to best participate in this course.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
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Historical Research: Databases for research in History and Archaeology Subject to
demand

In this one day workshop, you will learn how to organise your historical research data. You will hear from experienced researchers about their work and learn from database specialists about designing and building your own database. We will discuss how to use a computerised database to record and interrogate historical and archaeological evidence. You will see how careful database design enables you to extract qualitative evaluation from your quantitative data.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
Human Resources Information System (HRIS) Check with
training provider

CoreHR is the University's Human Resources information system. It supports online staff recruitment, personnel administration and contract production, training administration and the university payroll. HESA, personnel reports and payroll costings are undertaken via CoreHR.

Provider: University Business Systems Frequency: This course runs throughout the year.
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Illustrator: An introduction (PC/Mac) Currently
scheduled

Illustrator is a software package used for creating illustrations such as diagrams, technical drawings, maps and logos. It produces vector-based graphics which can be scaled without losing quality making them ideal for printed documents. Illustrator can also be used for simple page layout. This course must be taken before the Illustrator: Further techniques course. (Did you know there is a free, open source equivalent called Inkscape? We run Inkscape courses too.)

Taught with: Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) / Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Illustrator: Further techniques (PC/Mac) Currently
scheduled

This course follows on from Illustrator: An introduction and focuses on Illustrator's creative tools. You will work with advanced tools and techniques allowing you to create more sophisticated illustrations.

Taught with: Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) / Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
InDesign: An introduction (Mac) Currently
scheduled

Learn how to use the fundamental features of InDesign to publish your documents. InDesign is a professional page design and layout program. With it you can create documents ranging from posters and flyers to newsletters and magazines.

Taught with: Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
InDesign: An introduction (PC) Currently
scheduled

Learn how to use the fundamental features of InDesign to publish your documents. InDesign is a professional page design and layout program. With it you can create documents ranging from posters and flyers to newsletters and magazines. (Did you know there is a free, open source equivalent called Scribus? We run Scribus courses too)

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
InDesign: Further techniques (Mac) Currently
scheduled

InDesign is a professional page design and layout program for creating complex multi-page colour documents. This module builds on the techniques covered by the InDesign: Introduction course.

Taught with: Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
InDesign: Further techniques (PC) Currently
scheduled

InDesign is a professional page design and layout program for creating complex multi-page colour documents. This module builds on the techniques covered by the InDesign: Introduction course.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Inkscape: An introduction Currently
scheduled

Inkscape is a free cross-platform program used for creating illustrations such as diagrams, technical drawings, maps and logos. It has similar features to Illustrator. It produces vector-based graphics which can be scaled without losing quality making them ideal for printed documents. Inkscape can also be used for simple page layout.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Interactive whiteboards: A hands-on introduction Will be
repeated

This practical session will introduce you to Smart Technologies interactive digital whiteboard (Smart Board) and the Smart Board Notebook software that comes with it. There will be time to experiment with the Smart Board and software during the session, and an opportunity to interact with the Smart Board via your mobile phone or tablet if you have one.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
iSkills: Archives and modern papers for Social Sciences and History Currently
scheduled

The Bodleian's Weston Library has a wealth of resources covering almost all aspects of modern British society and culture. This session will introduce key finding aids and get you started with the research skills needed to make the most of these resources.

Taught with: N/A Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: This course runs throughout the year.
iSkills: Church history sources online Will be
repeated

A two hour seminar during which key online resources relating to church history, covering largely Christianity from medieval to early 20th century, will be demonstrated. The resources include bibliographical and reference tools, digital source materials and how to keep up-to-date with new publications.

Provider: Bodleian Libraries
iSkills: Discovering and depositing Social Science research data Currently
scheduled

This session provides an opportunity for doctoral students to learn about using Social Science data archives to inform their research. More specifically it will outline the workings of the institutional repository recently launched by the University of Oxford: ORA-Data.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs throughout the year.
iSkills: E-book readers Currently
scheduled

Reading on E-Book Readers such as Kindle or Nook and using apps for iPad and Android devices is increasingly popular but how useful are these devices for academic work? This workshop will look at a range of devices and apps on the market and will cover key features to look out for when considering purchase. The workshop will also include an opportunity to try out a range of devices.

Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: Every term.
iSkills: E-books Currently
scheduled

The Bodleian Libraries has over 624,000 e-books, with titles in all subject areas, but do you feel confident in finding and using them? This workshop will cover finding e-books and how to use and manipulate them including borrowing entire books, downloading chapters, using them on computers, tablets and other devices and making annotations. Please note that this workshop will focus on finding and using e-versions of books. The subsequent session iSkills-E-Book Readers will look at devices and apps for reading e-books such as Kindle and Nook.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: This course runs subject to demand.
iSkills: Finding stuff - scholarly literature for your research Currently
scheduled

A practical introduction to searching for scholarly materials to support your research, covering a range of tools for finding monographs, journal articles, conference papers, theses and more.

Taught with: N/A Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: Every term.
iSkills: Get managing your data off to a good start with MANTRA Currently
scheduled

MANTRA is an acclaimed online independent learning course which provides guidelines for good practice in research data management.

Taught with: N/A Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: This course runs throughout the year.
iSkills: Getting information to come to you Will be
repeated

This session will show you how to set up alerts to journals, databases and websites, so that you receive notifications when new content is added. Participants will have the opportunity to set up RSS feed readers and/or email notifications during the session.

Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: Every term. Express an interest in this course
iSkills: Getting started in Oxford Libraries Currently
scheduled

An introduction to Oxford Libraries including guidance on which libraries to use, finding and using books (both print and online), journals and other materials, and making the most of Library services. This workshop will help you settle into searching for literature at Oxford with confidence.

Taught with: N/A Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: Every term.
iSkills: Information resources for Film Studies Will be
repeated

Tools and tips for starting your research in film studies

Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
iSkills: Information sources for African studies Currently
scheduled

This session will introduce key information sources for African Studies. You will be shown useful finding tools to locate relevant material via SOLO and how to search them, as well as important portals and gateways to libraries and archives of online primary texts. There will be time for a brief hands-on.

Provider: Bodleian Libraries
iSkills: Managing Social Science research data Currently
scheduled

Good research data management is a vital component of academic practice. Part of this is the principle that the data used to develop the arguments and outcomes of your research should, where possible, be effectively stored, preserved and usable. This session introduces the University’s research data policy and outlines the practical impact this will have on the work of researchers. Some of the tools in preparation to meet the requirements will be outlined, as well as services that are already available. This session is not only essential during your DPhil but will be invaluable if you plan to continue in research as a career.

Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: This course runs throughout the year.
iSkills: Moving from research question to literature review in the Social Sciences Check with
training provider

Get ready to undertake your literature review using your own research questions to build a successful search and apply it to a range of library resources.

Taught with: N/A Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: This course runs throughout the year.
iSkills: Newspapers and other online news sources from the 17th to 21st century Currently
scheduled

Newspapers are a valuable resource for researching, not only news but also many other aspects of society. In this session we will introduce key historical and contemporary sources of news and how to make best use of them.

Taught with: N/A Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: This course runs subject to demand.
iSkills: Online resources for historians Currently
scheduled

A general introduction to the vast range of electronic resources which are available for all historical periods of British and W European history: bibliographical databases, biographical / reference research aids, ebooks and ejournals, web portals, and collections of online primary source materials.

Provider: IT Learning Programme
iSkills: Open Access Oxford - what's happening? Currently
scheduled

A briefing on open access publishing and Oxford's position: Green vs. Gold; funder mandates and publisher policies; Oxford Research Archive (ORA) and Symplectic; OA website/ helpline; what's new.

Taught with: N/A Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: This course runs throughout the year.
iSkills: ORCID IDs and the 'ORCID at Oxford' service Currently
scheduled

Find out more about how ORCID works at Oxford, and how to get an ID. An ORCID ID is a unique researcher identifier, used worldwide, that you keep throughout your life and retain even if you move institution. ORCIDs link researchers with their publications and grants, and are increasingly used by funders and publishers.

Taught with: N/A Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
iSkills: Protecting your work - what you need to know about copyright Will be
repeated

Intellectual property and copyright are key concerns for today's researchers. This event will raise your awareness of issues to look out for in using other people's work and in publishing your own work.

Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
iSkills: Research Impact - citation analysis tools Currently
scheduled

An introduction to citation tracking and bibliometrics, using a range of impact factor tools to find top journals and conferences, count citations and measure the impact of publications and researchers. We explain their strengths and weaknesses, and how to access them. We cover: Journal Citation Reports, SCImago Journal Rank, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Essential Science Indicators, ORCID, and more.

Taught with: N/A Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: Every term.
iSkills: Social Science data archives and statistical databases Check with
training provider

An overview of macro and micro data sources for social scientists including national data archives, subscription services, economic and business data, offering some pointers for further searching.

Taught with: N/A Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: This course runs throughout the year.
iSkills: Sources for medievalists Currently
scheduled

General overview to a range of e-resources relevant for British and Western European medieval studies: bibliographical databases, biographical/reference tools, web portals and collections of online primary source materials of Anglo-Saxon sources, Greek/Latin texts, chronicles, charters, literary works and manuscript sources.

Provider: IT Learning Programme
iSkills: Sources for US history Currently
scheduled

Introduction to key information sources for the study of colonial America and US history. The session will provide an overview of the primary sources available in Oxford and online, as well as guidance on locating material for your research.

Provider: IT Learning Programme
iSkills: UK Parliamentary and government materials - an introduction Currently
scheduled

General overview of the main sources for finding and accessing historical UK parliamentary material, pre 1800 and post 1800. Sources for government publications both in print and in electronic format.

Taught with: N/A Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: This course runs throughout the year.
iSkills: Using Google for academic research Currently
scheduled

Google is often dismissed as being irrelevant to the academic literature search. However, changes to the nature of the dissemination of scholarly research and official information in recent years mean that a wealth of relevant information can be accessed via standard Internet search engines such as Google. Too often however such information is lost amongst thousands of irrelevant, spurious and misleading results. Based on an understanding of how the Google search engine works this practical workshop will show you the basic techniques to quickly filter out high quality academic material from Google searches. Given concerns about the privacy costs of a ‘free’ search within search engines such as Google, alternative search engines will also be explored and compared, including DuckDuckGo.

Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: This course runs subject to demand.
iSkills: Working with sensitive research data Currently
scheduled

A workshop outlining some of the key principles to bear in mind when working with sensitive or restricted research data obtained from a third party source such as a data archive. This session will also be of interest to those creating data they consider sensitive or confidential, who want to know how best to go about it. Examples of scenarios drawn from the research of participants are particularly welcome. The role of support services at Oxford will also be outlined and in particular the role of the Bodleian Data Librarian.

Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: This course runs throughout the year.
iSkills: Your thesis, copyright and ORA Will be
repeated

Digital theses are becoming increasingly common worldwide. Oxford DPhil students are required to deposit a copy of their thesis in ORA (Oxford University Research Archive). Find out how to deposit the digital copy of your thesis and what you need to know about rights and other issues.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
IT Innovation Challenges - information session (staff) Will be
repeated

This session will introduce the IT Innovation Challenges and explain how you can apply for funding or be involved in the process of creating new projects. IT Innovation Challenges supports innovative new projects that address key challenges for the University and enhance the staff or student experience at Oxford through digital means.

Provider: IT Learning Programme
IT Policy Forum: Intellectual property Subject to
demand

In this occasional series of events, we will discuss an aspect of Oxford's policies that touch on information technology. This time we will briefly explain the University policy on intellectual property, compare it with similar policies at other institutions, then open the floor to discussion. We hope to help attendees understand the policy better, and to hear their views, whether positive or negative.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
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LaTeX: An introduction to document preparation Currently
scheduled

LaTeX is a document preparation system that produces far better-looking output than any word processor. LaTeX is ideal for producing well-structured documents particularly those containing scientific formulae, mathematical proofs or computer programs, without getting bogged down in design.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
LaTeX: Further document preparation Currently
scheduled

This course follows 'LaTeX: Introduction' and aims to introduce more advanced techniques such as managing longer documents, creating slideshows, exploring packages and solving problems.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Linux: A comprehensive introduction Will be
repeated

This course, delivered as a whole day session, will give you a comprehensive introduction to Linux (the open source operating system). The course gives a brief background to Linux - where it came from, how it is made and who uses it. You will explore the command line, and learn how to build your own commands. You will be introduced to shell scripting as a way to automate tasks. Finally you will take a look at the standard Linux office applications, and be shown how to find and install other useful programs.

Taught with: Linux (Ubuntu) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
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Make: 3D - The story of a map Currently
scheduled

In the last decade pedestrian wayfinding systems have been introduced in London and other English cities. The maps have included 3D representations of landmark buildings. Carl Wenczek will explain how 3D modelling was used to create the building illustrations and the benefits of using this approach for maps and signs.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Make series - it may not be repeated.
Make: Animating library collections with GIFs Currently
scheduled

Animated GIFs have taken over the internet. The Bodleian Libraries have been using GIFs to bring 2D material to life, leading to higher engagement with its audiences. Social Media officer Adam Koszary will demonstrate the potential of GIFs, and how you can start making and using them.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Make series - it may not be repeated.
Make: Crowdsourcing & Curatorship -Knowledge Exchange with The National Trust Currently
scheduled

This talk will introduce a new partnership between Oxford and the National Trust which seeks to enhance visitor experience at historic properties through the creation of a digital knowledge bank. Alice Purkiss will detail how articles will be crowdsourced from Oxford researchers for use both within the Trust and by the public in the form of an online resource.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Make series - it may not be repeated.
Make: Crowdsourcing photographs - The Historic Environment Image Resource Currently
scheduled

The talk introduces the Historic Environment Image Resource (HEIR), a citizen science initiative, which digitizes, crowdsources, and re-photographs historic images all over the world to help researchers to track global change.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Make series - it may not be repeated.
Make: Improve your digital music collection Currently
scheduled

Music in digital formats now soundtrack our lives. New streaming services now offer CD quality music on tap. What does this mean for users? Thaddeus Lipinski has been researching digital music formats and building a digital music library for several years. The talk shows how to improve the sound quality of your music, using higher resolution sound files that are available, and how to digitise those old record collections.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Make series - it may not be repeated.
Make: Storytelling through casual filmmaking Currently
scheduled

Who said making videos has to be complicated? The tools have become so accessible today that you can film, edit, export, and share videos on your smartphone. Let me show you how it does not need to be so complicated nor serious, and yet produces original, memorable, and shareable content for people to see

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Make series - it may not be repeated.
Make: Using a NoSql database for text based research Currently
scheduled

This session looks at how the use of a native or NoSQL database can be used for research involving textual or other non-structured or incomplete data. It covers the use of computing tools such as text encoding, visualization and bibliographical tools as well as the open-source XML database software Exist.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Make series - it may not be repeated.
Matlab: An introduction (daytime) Currently
scheduled

Matlab is a high-performance language for technical computing. This course provides a working introduction to the Matlab technical computing environment. Themes of data analysis, visualization, and programming are explored throughout the course.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Matlab: An introduction (evening course) Will be
repeated

Matlab is a high-performance language for technical computing. This course provides a working introduction to the Matlab technical computing environment. Themes of data analysis, visualization, and programming are explored throughout the course.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Modelling in 3-D: An introduction to Blender Currently
scheduled

Does your research paper or departmental web site need eye-catching 3D visuals? Do you have data that could be presented attractively in a 3-D animation? This course covers the basics of using the free software 3-D modelling tool Blender to model, render and animate.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Modelling in 3-D: An introduction to SketchUp Currently
scheduled

SketchUp is a web-based 3-D modelling program. In this introductory session you will learn how to create and manipulate simple 3-D objects. You will learn how to light and view the models and apply materials. You will also learn how to import existing objects and how to generate still images from your models. This course must be taken before the two further SketchUp courses.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Modelling in 3D: SketchUp advanced techniques - modelling Will be
repeated

SketchUp is a simple yet powerful 3D modelling program. In this session you will learn how to perfect your modeling with advanced techniques. Learning the correct techniques for modelling is the foundation for making sure that your models can be reused in different situations and environments.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
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Networking: Preparing for the CompTIA Network+ Exam Online
any time

A series of on-line video courses in lynda.com that will help prepare you for the CompTIA Network+ N10-006 exam, an industry recognised qualification. Even if you have no intention in taking the exam, the topics covered will give you a good grounding in the technical aspects of network support. The course takes about 15hrs to complete.

Taught with: lynda.com Provider: ITLP through lynda.com Frequency: This course is available online any time via lynda.com.
Nexus: Introduction to Outlook 2013 Currently
scheduled

Get up to speed with Outlook 2013 and access the full range of Nexus features, including email, calendaring, address books, task lists, and more. This session is aimed at users who are new to Outlook 2013 and explains the basic features that can help you work more efficiently.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Nexus: Organising and sharing calendars and contacts using Outlook 2013 Currently
scheduled

One of the benefits of Outlook is the ability to share your Outlook 2013 online information with your colleagues within the University. This information can be in the form of contact/distribution lists, calendar(s), and even your mailbox, so others can act on your behalf to accept/create meetings/appointments and reply to your messages. This three-hour session explains it all.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Nexus: SharePoint - Nintex an introduction Subject to
demand

This one-day course will enable you to create workflows using Nintex Workflow. Nintex will help you to streamline your processes saving you time and effort. Examples of workflows are expense approvals, invoice processing, facilities management, travel requests, help desk service requests and many more. This introductiory session will lay the foundations for creating similar workflows.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
Nexus: SharePoint 2010 - InfoPath Subject to
demand

This 2-day course will enable you to design and create InfoPath-based business forms. You will also learn how to publish forms to a SharePoint environment and use SharePoint 2010 to manipulate and control completed forms.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
Nexus: SharePoint 2010 - Nintex advanced features Subject to
demand

This one-day course builds on the Nintex introduction course, introducing some of the more advanced features of the tool such as using workflow variables and error checking your workflows.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
Nexus: SharePoint 2013 - a guide for site owners Currently
scheduled

This three-hour session starts off with a brief overview of SharePoint. The main focus of the session is about owning and contributing to SharePoint sites, such as user permissions and creating views in document libraries. The final part of the session covers topics related to site collection administration. Please make sure you read the "further information" below.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Nexus: SharePoint 2013 - fundamentals Currently
scheduled

This is a two-hour overview of SharePoint, which is a platform for sharing information, and working together in teams and communities. The session will be useful for new users of SharePoint. Example sites (committee, team/research, MySite) will be used to demonstrate how SharePoint may be used. There will be time for Q and A and hands-on practice at the end of the session. Please make sure you read the "further information" below.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Nexus: Sharepoint User Group Currently
scheduled

Meet other SharePoint users within the University. Also present are members of the IT Services Nexus SharePoint team. You will have the opportunity to guide the ongoing development of the system as well as discussing 'how-to' with fellow users. All those attending are given the opportunity to become regular members of the SNUG. This is a good time to network with other SharePoint experts and novices. The session is largely presentations, but also includes the opportunity for group discussion.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
NVivo 10: Introductory workshop Currently
scheduled

This workshop will provide an introduction to the basic functions of NVivo 10 through hands-on exercises in preparing, managing and analysing qualitative data. Participants will develop the essential skills necessary to manage and analyse small qualitative datasets through the NVivo software platform.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
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Office: Fundamentals - workshop Currently
scheduled

This is a self-study course with a teacher present, giving you the opportunity to learn the basics of MS Office 2013 (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access). You can work through our course books to your own specific learning plan with help and support when you need it. If you would like to discuss your learning requirements with a teacher, please let us know when you arrive.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Online Presence: Raising your academic profile Currently
scheduled

Creating an online presence can open up your research and teaching (or any interest!) to a global audience and is now essential in promoting yourself professionally to the outside world. This 3-hour workshop offers a comprehensive introduction to online presence and also gives a supported environment for you to plan, create, and add to your own projects.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Oracle Financials System and Financial Management Check with
training provider

The Finance Training and Learning Team deliver training to University staff on the Oracle Financials system and on the broader topics of financial management at the University.

Provider: University Business Systems Frequency: This course runs throughout the year.
OxCORT: Tutorial Office Administration Check with
training provider

OxCORT (Oxford Colleges On-line Reports for Tutorials) is a system that allows Tutorial and Revision Class reports for undergraduate (also MJur and BCL) students to be created, written, read and processed for payment. Training is provided for people with the College Tutorial Office role.

Provider: University Business Systems Frequency: This course runs throughout the year.
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Plagiarism: Awareness and avoidance(for students) Currently
scheduled

This one-hour session is aimed at postgraduate students and provides support in learning how to avoid unintentional plagiarism. You will have a chance to put a piece of your own writing through Turnitin and interpret the results. (Note that specialist discipline-specific guidance is not provided)

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Plagiarism: Interpreting originality reports using Turnitin Currently
scheduled

What do the percentage matches mean? What about direct citations? Should I include bibliographies in the similarity index? This lunchtime session covers viewing and navigating Turnitin Originality Reports. (Note that critical reading and further action based on the data in the report depend on your discipline, department or faculty and are not included in a generic session.)

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Plagiarism: Turnitin User Group Will be
repeated

This is an invitation for staff users of Turnitin to share ideas and practices to inform institutional practice in the use of Turnitin. We endeavour to engage a guest speaker, whenever possible.

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term. Express an interest in this course
Plagiarism: WebLearn and Turnitin Currently
scheduled

This one-hour course discusses issues surrounding plagiarism. The Turnitin plagiarism detection service identifies pieces of text in students' work that match with existing electronic texts. It can be used for assessed essays and also for general formative purposes to improve student academic skills. You will have a chance to submit a sample document via the WebLearn integration with Turnitin.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
PowerPoint: Fundamentals Discontinued

This is now taught as part of Office Fundamentals Workshop - please look under "O" in this Course Catalogue.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course is not scheduled to run again.
Presentation Zen: Developing your story Subject to
demand

Garr Reynolds, internationally acclaimed design and presentations expert, and creator of the web site presentationzen.com visits us again. By appealing equally to the principles of design, Zen simplicity, and the art of story telling, Garr Reynolds will share an approach that leads to compelling visual presentations that stay in the memory. Garr will discuss narrative and the visual design strategies that clarify the role of the presenter and the presentation, giving a cohesive overview of how they interact. Those of you who have seen Garr's previous presentations will know they are in for an entertaining and informative hour.

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
Presentations: Creating conference posters using PowerPoint Currently
scheduled

This three hour session has two parts. The first part is a discussion and talk about poster design. This emphasises how the design process should be approached in PowerPoint, but there is much that is also applicable in other tools. The second part is a workshop where you are encouraged to bring along your own resources and start to create your own poster in PowerPoint 2013. If you are not yet ready to do this, there will be resources available that you can use to create a practice poster.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Presentations: Presentation design Currently
scheduled

This session builds upon the basic skills that you have in using PowerPoint, to help you create effective presentations. The emphasis is on good presentation design rather than the use of the software, but you will have an opportunity to try out some of the techniques covered.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Prezi: An introduction Currently
scheduled

Prezi is an on-line presentation tool often used in place of PowerPoint and Keynote. It enables both linear and ad-hoc presentations to be created, with one of its strengths being that these can be easily shared and developed collaboratively. In this session you will create a Prezi presentation.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Programming: C++ introduction Currently
scheduled

C++ is one of the most popular and powerful programming languages. This two day course introduces you to the important elements of the language, taking you to a point where you will have the skills needed to write your own simple but useful programs, and make modifications to existing programs. Although delivered using Microsoft Visual C++, the skills are applicable to all C++ development environments.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability.
Programming: Concepts Currently
scheduled

This module is for those with no programming experience who either want/need to take one of our programming courses, or who are just curious about some of the concepts involved in programming.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Programming: Good coding practices Subject to
demand

What makes good code? These three one-hour sessions are designed for science researchers who have to write scripts as part of their work, and want to improve their code. Unlike a "programming" course, these sesssions focus on maximising productivity in a scientific setting. The teaching will be fairly language-agnostic but examples will be drawn from Matlab and Python. In the sessions we will discuss the factors that contribute to well-written programs, focusing on style, clarity, technique and robustness. As scientific programmers, you will discover how to move from writing a series of one-use scripts, to writing well-planned, transparent, re-usable code.

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
Programming: Java introduction Currently
scheduled

In this one-day course you will first learn some simple command line programming with basic flow control in Java. We then move on to Object Oriented Programming with classes and objects and see how these programming concepts relate directly to real life objects, their attributes and behaviours.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs throughout the year.
Programming: JavaScript Currently
scheduled

JavaScript (JS) is a client-side scripting language capable of dynamically modifying web content within an internet browser. This one-day course introduces you to language fundamentals, the most popular JS libraries, and provides real-world examples in AJAX, jQuery, and dynamic CSS.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Programming: PHP Currently
scheduled

PHP is a widely used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. This one-day course gives an overview of PHP. You will analyse PHP written examples, explore object-oriented programming, and write some PHP code yourself to complete set objectives. You will also learn how to write PHP codes to create contact forms and manipulate data from a database.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability.
Programming: Python - Essential training Online
any time

Python has become the scripting language of choice for many large organizations. This course demonstrates how to use Python 3 to create well-designed scripts and maintain existing projects. This course covers the basics of the language syntax and usage, as well as advanced features such as objects, generators, and exceptions. This course takes about 6.5 hours to complete.

Provider: ITLP through lynda.com Frequency: This course is available online any time via lynda.com.
Programming: Python - Get up and running Online
any time

This course is designed to get you up and running with the Python Programming Language. It provides an overview of the installation process, basic Python syntax, and an example of how to construct and run a simple Python program. You will learn to work with dates and times, read and write files, and retrieve and parse HTML, JSON, and XML data from the web. This course takes about 2.5 hours to complete.

Provider: ITLP through lynda.com Frequency: This course is available online any time via lynda.com.
Programming: VBA in Access - Get up and running Online
any time

Access is a widely used database development platform. The application enables very sophisticated databases to be created, but there are times when database functionality needs to be extended using the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming language. This course shoes you how you can start to use VBA within Access. The course takes about 5hrs to complete.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: ITLP through lynda.com Frequency: This course is available online any time via lynda.com.
Programming: VBA in Excel - Get up and running Online
any time

Excel is used in research and finance to analyse numerical data. The application enables very sophisticated spreadsheets to be created, but there are times when spreadsheet functionality needs to be extended using the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming language. This course shoes you how you can start to use VBA within Excel. The course takes about 3hrs to complete.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: ITLP through lynda.com Frequency: This course is available online any time via lynda.com.
Programming: Wolfram Language and Mathematica fundamentals Currently
scheduled

This course will introduce the core concepts of the Wolfram Language for those who want to program using the Wolfram Language. The other courses on offer are targeted at users who are interested in solving problems using Mathematica rather than the language underlying the tool. Note that this course does not assume experience with other programming languages and would be useful for all users of Mathematica.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Project 2013: An introduction Currently
scheduled

This one-day course will provide an introduction to MS Project 2013. The course will cover how the package can be used to help plan, monitor and control a project. It will show how MS Project can be used to track project progress against a schedule and a budget.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
ProjectLibre: An introduction Subject to
demand

Looking for a low-risk software solution for your project management needs? ProjectLibre is considered to be one of the best free alternatives to Microsoft Project. After taking this course, you will know how to use ProjectLibre to help you plan and monitor a project.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
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QGIS: Up and running with QGIS Online
any time

QGIS is a cross-platform, free and open-source desktop geographic information system (GIS) application. This on-line course shows how to get QGIS up and running on your computer and create maps with vector and raster data. You will also learn how to stylize maps, get more insights from data with overlays and heat maps, and publish results with powerful Python-driven plugins for QGIS.

Provider: ITLP through lynda.com Frequency: This course is available online any time via lynda.com.
R
R: An introduction Currently
scheduled

This 2-session course will cover basic concepts in exploratory data analysis and statistical modelling using R. We will look at the standard techniques used to perform simple statistical tests and linear regression, write user-defined functions and produce well-designed publication-quality box and scatter plots.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
R: Core skills for reproducible data analysis in R Currently
scheduled

This short course covers the core skills required for a budding R user to develop a strong foundation for data analysis in the RStudio environment. Within the framework of a reproducible research workflow, we will cover importing and cleaning data, efficient coding practices, writing your own functions and using the powerful dplyr data manipulation tools.

Provider: IT Learning Programme
R: Multiple regression analysis - a hands-on approach Currently
scheduled

This one-day course introduces the concept of regression and then extends this to multiple regression using practical, real examples. The course has an applied focus and makes minimum use of mathematics, with no derivations of formulae. You will learn what the word regression means in statistics and how it is applied to real examples using the statistical software R. You will be introduced to diagnostic tools for assessing assumptions and detecting influential observations and possible outliers.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Referencing: Choosing and using software (Bodleian iSkills) Currently
scheduled

Formatting your in text citations, footnotes and bibliography correctly for your thesis or publication is a chore. Reference management software makes it easier and saves you time. This introductory session gives an overview of how reference management works, explores the pros and cons of a wide range of reference management packages and gives you the opportunity to try out five different packages so that you can work out which one is best for you. The packages included are RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley and ColWiz.

Provider: Bodleian Libraries
Referencing: EndNote - An introduction (Mac) Currently
scheduled

A first look at EndNote for Mac users - a tool for storing and managing references and creating bibliographies. When you write your own papers and texts using Microsoft Word, you can cite items from your library of references. EndNote automatically manages the layout and appearance of your citations and bibliography.

Taught with: Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Referencing: EndNote - An introduction Currently
scheduled

A first look at EndNote - a tool for storing and managing references and creating bibliographies.When you write your own papers and texts using Microsoft Word, you can cite items from your library of references. EndNote automatically manages the layout and appearance of your citations and bibliography.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Referencing: EndNote - Building your library (Mac) Currently
scheduled

Further work on building and managing a library of references for Mac (to follow the Introduction course). EndNote is a citation manager: you use it to assemble a library with details of the many articles, books and other references you encounter in your research. Note: This course is designed to follow the Introduction course, so it assumes that you are already familiar with collecting and managing references in an EndNote library.

Taught with: Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Referencing: EndNote - Building your library Currently
scheduled

Further work on building and managing a library of references (to follow the "Referencing: EndNote - Introduction" course). EndNote is a citation manager: you use it to assemble a library with details of the many articles, books and other references you encounter in your research. Note: This course is designed to follow the Introduction course, so it assumes that you are already familiar with collecting and managing references in an EndNote library.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Referencing: EndNote - Citations and bibliographies (Mac) Currently
scheduled

Further work on controlling the way that EndNote's in-text citations, footnote citations and bibliographies appear in a Word document.EndNote is a citation manager: you use it to assemble a library with details of the many articles, books and other references you encounter in your research.Note: This course is designed to follow the Introduction course, so it assumes that you are already familiar with collecting references in an EndNote library, inserting citations in a document and formatting using EndNote's output styles.

Taught with: Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Referencing: EndNote - Citations and bibliographies Currently
scheduled

Further work on controlling the way that EndNote's in-text citations, footnote citations and bibliographies appear in a Word document.EndNote is a citation manager: you use it to assemble a library with details of the many articles, books and other references you encounter in your research. Note: This course is designed to follow the Introduction course, so it assumes that you are already familiar with collecting references in an EndNote library, inserting citations in a document and formatting using EndNote's output styles.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Referencing: Mendeley (Bodleian iSkills) Currently
scheduled

Mendeley is a reference management package that helps you build libraries of references and then add citations and bibliographies to word processed documents. This introduction covers the main features of Mendeley. Please see the "key topics" below for more details. If you are an advanced user of Mendeley, you need only attend the second part of the session, which starts at 11.00.

Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: Every term.
Referencing: RefWorks for Humanities (Bodleian iSkills) Currently
scheduled

RefWorks is an online tool which allows you to manage your references, insert them into your work, automatically generate bibliographies and easily switch between citation styles. This introduction is open to all, but the section on importing references will focus on Humanities examples.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: Every term.
Referencing: RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences (Bodleian iSkills) Will be
repeated

RefWorks is an online tool which allows you to manage your references, insert them into your work, automatically generate bibliographies and easily switch between citation styles. At this introductory workshop you will set up and learn to use RefWorks on your own laptop. The session is open to all but the section on importing references will focus on Science/Social Science examples.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: Bodleian Libraries/IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term. Express an interest in this course
Referencing: Zotero (Bodleian iSkills) Currently
scheduled

Zotero is a reference management package that helps you build libraries of references and add citations and bibliographies to word processed documents. This introduction covers the main features of Zotero.

Taught with: N/A Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: Every term.
Research data management planning: An introduction for researchers Subject to
demand

Data management plans (DMPs) are becoming an increasingly important aspect of research - many funding bodies now require one as part of a grant application. This course provides an overview of the basics of data management planning, plus a chance to try some online tools for building your own DMP.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
Research Skills Toolkit for Humanities Division Subject to
demand

"IT and library skills and services for your research". This free hands-on workshop is an opportunity to learn about a broad range of resources in one time-efficient session. The two-hour session focuses on the skills and tools that will streamline your academic work. You will encounter a variety of online tools and services to support your research. Relevant software, online services and libraries techniques are on offer for you to try out. You will also meet with subject specialists for help and guidance on further training. Skills Toolkit is an initiative run jointly by the Bodleian Libraries and IT Services.

Provider: Bodleian Libraries/IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
Research Skills Toolkit for Medical Sciences Division Subject to
demand

"IT and library skills and services for your research". This free hands-on workshop is an opportunity to learn about a broad range of resources in one time-efficient session. The two-hour session focuses on the skills and tools that will streamline your academic work. You will encounter a variety of online tools and services to support your research. Relevant software, online services and libraries techniques are on offer for you to try out. You will also meet with subject specialists for help and guidance on further training. Skills Toolkit is an initiative run jointly by the Bodleian Libraries and IT Services.

Provider: Bodleian Libraries/IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
Research Skills Toolkit for MPLS Division Subject to
demand

"IT and library skills and services for your research". This free hands-on workshop is an opportunity to learn about a broad range of resources in one time-efficient session. The two-hour session focuses on the skills and tools that will streamline your academic work. You will encounter a variety of online tools and services to support your research. Relevant software, online services and libraries techniques are on offer for you to try out. You will also meet with subject specialists for help and guidance on further training. Skills Toolkit is an initiative run jointly by the Bodleian Libraries and IT Services.

Provider: Bodleian Libraries/IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
Research Skills Toolkit for Oriental Studies Subject to
demand

"IT and library skills and services for your research". This free hands-on workshop is an opportunity to learn about a broad range of resources in one time-efficient session. The two-hour session focuses on the skills and tools that will streamline your academic work. You will encounter a variety of online tools and services to support your research. Relevant software, online services and libraries techniques are on offer for you to try out. You will also meet with subject specialists for help and guidance on further training. Skills Toolkit is an initiative run jointly by the Bodleian Libraries and IT Services.

Provider: Bodleian Libraries/IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
Research Skills Toolkit for Social Sciences Division Subject to
demand

"IT and library skills and services for your research". This free hands-on workshop is an opportunity to learn about a broad range of resources in one time-efficient session. The two-hour session focuses on the skills and tools that will streamline your academic work. You will encounter a variety of online tools and services to support your research. Relevant software, online services and libraries techniques are on offer for you to try out. You will also meet with subject specialists for help and guidance on further training. Skills Toolkit is an initiative run jointly by the Bodleian Libraries and IT Services.

Provider: Bodleian Libraries/IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
ResearchProfessional.com: Find funding Currently
scheduled

Find out how to use ResearchProfessional.com to find and keep abreast of research funding opportunities in your area of interest, and how to share these with others. We will explore the shared resources on Workgroup pages, look at how to get the most out of the search and how to set-up e-mail alerts.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
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Science: Finding research information for Chemistry and Materials Science Will be
repeated

This courses will follow the research cycle in Chemistry and Materials Science and is designed to help you identify, gather, evaluate and manage research information

Provider: Radcliffe Science Library Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Science: Finding research information for Computer Science Subject to
demand

This session provides guidance on searching for research information, setting up alerts of new publications and tools for managing bibliographic references.

Provider: Radcliffe Science Library Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
Science: Finding research information for Engineering Currently
scheduled

This session provides you with tips for searching for research information, along with information on reference management software, data management, and depositing your thesis in ORA.

Provider: Radcliffe Science Library Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Science: Finding research information for Mathematical Finance Will be
repeated

This course will help you learn how to find research information for your dissertation, using library websites and resources portals. It will also will provide an introduction to analytical tools you can use to analyse publications for quality (e.g. journal impact factors), or find researchers in your field. The course is run by the Subject Librarian for this field, who is an expert on searching and reference management.

Provider: Radcliffe Science Library Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Science: Finding research information for Mathematics and Statistics Will be
repeated

This courses will follow the research cycle in Maths and Stats and is designed to help you identify, gather, evaluate and manage research information

Provider: Radcliffe Science Library Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Science: Finding research information for Mathematics Will be
repeated

This course will help you learn how to find research information for your dissertation, using library websites and resources portals. It will also will provide an introduction to analytical tools you can use to analyse publications for quality (e.g. journal impact factors), or find researchers in your field. The course is run by the Subject Librarian for this field, who is an expert on searching and reference management.

Provider: Radcliffe Science Library Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Science: Patent information Will be
repeated

This course is designed to help you identify, gather, evaluate and manage patent information as part of your research

Provider: Radcliffe Science Library Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Science: Research impact and Open Access for Biologists Will be
repeated

In this session we will look at various ways of assessing research impact from traditional methods to newer techniques which attempt to assess impact through news reports, readership statistics and social media.

Provider: Radcliffe Science Library Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Science: Research impact and Open Access for Chemistry and Materials Will be
repeated

This course will provide an introduction to measuring quality of research output, as related to publications and individuals.

Provider: Radcliffe Science Library Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Science: Research impact and Open Access for Computer Science Currently
scheduled

This session provides you with various tools and tips to help with you with publishing decisions and measuring research impact of publications and individuals.

Provider: Radcliffe Science Library Frequency: This course runs subject to demand.
Science: Research impact and Open Access for Engineering Currently
scheduled

This session provides you with various tools and tips to help with you with publishing decisions and measuring research impact of publications and individuals.

Provider: Radcliffe Science Library Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Science: Research impact and Open Access for Mathematics and Statistics Currently
scheduled

This course will provide an introduction to measuring quality of research output, as related to publications and individuals.

Provider: Radcliffe Science Library Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability.
Science: Research impact and Open Access for Physics Will be
repeated

This course will provide an introduction to measuring quality of research output, as related to publications and individuals.

Provider: Radcliffe Science Library Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Scribus: An introduction to desktop publishing Will be
repeated

Scribus is an open source desk top publishing (DTP) application that runs under Windows, Mac OSX or Linux. It is free to download and easy to install. Scribus shares many of the core features of DTP with commercial tools such as InDesign, and although it may not be ideal for major projects such as books, it is very capable at creating posters, leaflets and brochures.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term. Express an interest in this course
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO): The basics Subject to
demand

This one-day course covers how you can ensure that your web pages appear on the first page of a Google search. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) can be a complex process, but we will explain in layperson's terms the fundamental ideas and techniques you can use to increase the number of people finding you through Google.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
Security and privacy online: Spotting phishing scams Currently
scheduled

Phishing is a type of fraud which most commonly occurs via email or websites and often a combination of the two is used. This course addresses trust in online environments and covers ways to spot phishing emails and websites.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability.
Security and privacy online: You are the target! (extended session) Currently
scheduled

This course on information security shows you tips to protect yourself, your family and the University from online crooks and chancers. Why is your personal information valuable? What are common ways that it might get into the wrong hands and the practical things you can do to reduce the risk of data theft? In this course we'll discuss security considerations in email, web and social networking, consider how to secure your computer and will look at some common scams including phishing and fake websites. There will be an opportunity to ask in-depth questions and to participate in the online Information Security Awareness module."

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand.
Security and privacy online: You are the target! Currently
scheduled

This is a brief overview of information security showing you some tips to protect yourself, your family and the University. Why is your personal information valuable? What are common ways that it might get into the wrong hands and the practical things you can do to reduce the risk of data theft. In this course we'll discuss security considerations in email, web and social networking, consider how to secure your computer and will look briefly at some common scams including phishing.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
SketchUp: Advanced techniques - materials Will be
repeated

SketchUp is a simple yet powerful 3D modelling program. This advanced session will cover materials, i.e. the textures that are applied to the surfaces of a 3D model. Materials are a key way of adding detail and realism to a model, and keeping a model 'light' by avoiding adding unnecessary geometry.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Spreadsheets: Advanced data analysis Currently
scheduled

This is an advanced course in using Excel's scenario modelling and analytical tools. The course includes a wide range of features, from using Excel Add-Ins for functionality not available in the standard installation to using 'what-if' tools to model potential outcomes of a project.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Spreadsheets: An introduction to working with statistics Will be
repeated

This course covers the use of basic statistical concepts in the context of a spreadsheet (Excel). The course also shows how to choose appropriate statistical measures and appropriate graphs to illustrate a point being made.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term. Express an interest in this course
Spreadsheets: Creating professional spreadsheets Currently
scheduled

Learn to create workbooks that are clear and easy to work on, both for manipulating data accurately and for reviewing and understanding what the data means. Create calculations and formulae, using functions, dates, and logic. Work with large data, including consolidating in 3-D multiple worksheets.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Spreadsheets: Organising and displaying data Currently
scheduled

This is an advanced course in working with data sets and producing graphs. It provides a detailed look at the range of options in Excel for presenting data in order to deliver key information to different types of user.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Spreadsheets: Summarising data using pivot tables Currently
scheduled

This is an advanced course in working with large data sets and producing pivot tables to summarise information. It provides a detailed look at the use of pivot tables and producing graphs from them.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Spreadsheets: Techniques for managing and checking data Currently
scheduled

Spreadsheets are powerful tools for working with data, but how do you know all those formulas and functions are doing what you intended? Using a structured approach to designing, creating and managing spreadsheets this course can help increase your confidence in the quality of your results.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Spreadsheets: Working with archival lists and text in Excel Currently
scheduled

This one-day workshop will use genuine archive lists to explore the features available in Excel which are useful to archivists and others. It aims to increase participants' confidence in using MS Excel for listing and cataloguing archives, including box listing and preparing catalogues for export into Calm or other systems, although we will not cover the actual import/export of data. There will be plenty of opportunity for hands-on practice and sharing experiences of using Excel for listing and cataloguing. See topics below for more details of actual content.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
SPSS: An introduction Currently
scheduled

This course introduces SPSS, a package which combines a wide range of tabulation, statistical analyses and graphical displays with the necessary data and file management facilities to exploit them. SPSS is a general-purpose statistical package widely used within the academic community.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Stata: An introduction to data access and management Currently
scheduled

Stata is a powerful quantitative software package that provides everything you need for data management and manipulation as well as descriptive, statistical, graphical and survey analysis of quantitative data. This course is an introduction to Stata.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Stata: Data manipulation and analysis Currently
scheduled

This course covers many of the most commonly used and most useful commands for more complex (and more realistic) data manipulation and analysis. Some previous experience of Stata is necessary - equivalent to "Stata: Introduction to data access and management". Participants will be guided to work in .do files, and will be expected to follow closely and replicate the work of the Stata instructor.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Stata: Statistical, survey and graphical analyses Currently
scheduled

This module covers a number of key areas in Stata. You will learn about the analysis of survey data and how to make graphs. How to perform common statistical analyses is also covered, although the emphasis is on the Stata commands and interpretation of output rather than on teaching statistics. The previous two Stata courses would be a good starting base, however broader statistical and methodological knowledge is also expected.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Statistics: Concepts of statistics for researchers Currently
scheduled

This is a statistical concepts course, an ideas course, a think-in-pictures course. What are the basic notions and constructs of statistics? Why do we differentiate between a population and a sample? How do we summarise and describe sample information? Why, and how, do we compare data with expectations? How do hypotheses arise and how do we set about testing them? With inherent uncertainty in any sample, how can one extrapolate from a sample to the population? And then, how strong are our conclusions? This course is designed to prepare you to get the most from the statistical applications that we teach. It involves discussion of real-life examples and interpretation of data. We strive to avoid mathematical symbols, notation and formulae.

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Statistics: Designing clinical research and biostatistics Currently
scheduled

The aim of this two-day course is to develop core statistical skills for interpreting clinical and epidemiological data. It will provide knowledge of statistical methods and study design used in medical research. The course will enable participants to develop the skills needed to analyse data for their own research projects. This course is taught by staff from NDORMS.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Structured digital text: A workshop in creating and using texts for research Subject to
demand

This one-day course on digital text will teach you ways to analyse and use structured digital text, created from historical artefacts. It will have a brief introduction to structured markup, case studies of how structured text is used by Oxford research projects, and discussion of participants' project ideas.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
Sympa email lists: Basic skills and common tasks for list owners and managers Subject to
demand

The University’s old EZMLM mailing list system was replaced by the much more functional and modern Sympa product over the summer. This byte-sized session will give a brief overview of some of the basics of owning and managing a mailing list and demonstrate some common tasks. There will be time for questions and help with your own lists.

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Services Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
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TEI Guidelines: An overview of the recommendations of the Text Encoding Initiative Subject to
demand

This two-hour course will provide a brief introduction to the Guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative, an international open standard for the representation of digital text. It will explain the key points of the TEI framework, survey the Guidelines, and look at customisation of the TEI for your own work.

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
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User Group: End-user backup services: backing-up PCs, laptops, tablets, phones etc. Subject to
demand

IT Services is looking for user involvement in helping to shape and define the service for backing up devices such as PCs, laptops, tablets, phones etc. By expressing your interest your name will be put onto a list from which we will select approx. 20 people from across The University to form a user group. Those selected will then be invited to attend 1 or more sessions to discuss how backup services are provided for end-users within The University. If you express an interest but are not selected for the user group you will be given updates on the project and see how the project is progressing.

Provider: IT Services Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
User Group: Enterprise backup services: backing-up servers, databases, network storage etc. Subject to
demand

IT Services is looking for user involvement in helping to shape and define the service for backing up of enterprise devices such as servers, databases, network storage etc. By expressing your interest your name will be put onto a list from which we will select approx. 20 people from across The University to form a user group. Those selected will then be invited to attend 1 or more sessions to discuss how backup services are provided for end-users within The University. If you express an interest but are not selected for the user group you will be given updates on the project and see how the project is progressing.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
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Web browsing: Introduction Self-study - any time

If you are new to web browsing, this self-study unit will help you to use popular aspects of the internet.

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Self-study - any time.
Web publishing: An introduction to CSS Currently
scheduled

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) are used to add style and layout to web pages. This introductory course will cover creating styles that include borders, fonts, colour and placement choices. We will use layout templates to help with this process and affect the whole character of your site.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Web publishing: Dreamweaver Essential Training Online
any time

In this course, you learn how to Build standards-compliant websites from the ground up with Dreamweaver. It covers all you need to get started, including a tour of the user interface and guidance on creating new pages, setting up a logical structure for content, and generating clear and accessible code. Find out how to use Dreamweaver to speed up the development of your HTML and CSS, how to incorporate images and tables, and how to use the powerful CSS tools in Dreamweaver to rapidly customize the look and feel of your site. This course takes approximately 8hrs to complete.

Provider: ITLP through lynda.com Frequency: This course is available online any time via lynda.com.
Web publishing: Essentials of creating web pages Currently
scheduled

HTML, what's that? This is a beginners' class in creating simple web pages. You will learn how best to organise your content for readability and accessibility. You will also learn how to add simple styles to web pages to improve their presentation.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
WebCMS: T4 Site Manager Check with
training provider

The main web content management system (WebCMS) for UAS websites is Site Manager by TERMINALFOUR (T4). No technical understanding of the web is required, the system is designed to allow users with little knowledge of web programming languages to create and manage content.

Provider: University Business Systems Frequency: This course runs throughout the year.
WebLearn Bytes: Assignments Currently
scheduled

Writing essays and receiving feedback on submitted work is an important part of the Oxford student experience. Did you know that the WebLearn Assignments tool allows a tutor or lecturer to set up an assignment (essay), with instructions, attachments, a specified due date and marking options? Students submit their essay in WebLearn, which keeps track of all submissions. Tutors have found that using this tool enables them to provide more extensive and meaningful feedback to students.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
WebLearn Bytes: Lessons tool Currently
scheduled

The Lessons tool allows a site maintainer to 'stitch together' learning materials, resources and activities such as discussions and tests into a tailored learning pathway for students. Easily integrate multiple tools into one page and organise your course in terms of themes, weeks or modules.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
WebLearn Bytes: Site management and resources Currently
scheduled

Are you making best use of your site management tool, Site Info? What is the best way to make learning and organisational materials available to your site members? Come and experiment hands-on with the Site Info and Resources tools in order to set up and manage your WebLearn site.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
WebLearn Bytes: Surveys Currently
scheduled

Did you know that the WebLearn Surveys tool is freely available and can be used to create surveys for course or lecturer evaluation, research purposes, or general data gathering? Surveys can be delivered to site participants, ad-hoc groups, or the general public, with or without requiring login, and data can be exported for further analysis.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
WebLearn Bytes: Tests and quizzes Will be
repeated

The WebLearn Tests tool provides a useful way to design and deliver informal tests to your students for the purpose of ongoing formative assessment. Questions are entered into question pools, and you can create a test using manual or random selection of questions. Hints and immediate feedback can be provided to reinforce learning.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term. Express an interest in this course
WebLearn User Group Currently
scheduled

This is an invitation for WebLearn users to meet with members of the IT Services WebLearn team to give feedback and share ideas and practices regarding the use of WebLearn. Ensure that your voice and ideas are heard and shared in order to inform the ongoing development and support of the system.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
WebLearn: Assessment and feedback Currently
scheduled

There are several ways to assess student work in WebLearn. This course looks at the e-assessment options available to lecturers and tutors: how to configure the tools, use them to mark student's work and deliver feedback.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
WebLearn: Design and content Currently
scheduled

You need to have attended the WebLearn Fundamentals course, and/or used WebLearn for some time. This course focuses on the importance of design; screen design principles; designing and constructing WebLearn pages; and tools to display existing dynamic content within your WebLearn site.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
WebLearn: Fundamentals Currently
scheduled

WebLearn is a web-based Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which provides tools to support teaching and learning, assessment, collaboration, communication and sharing of resources. This course is at a basic level, aimed at users with little or no experience of the system. Watch a short video about WebLearn.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
WebLearn: Further tools and features Currently
scheduled

Following on from the WebLearn Fundamentals course, this course goes on to discuss additional features in more detail, such as the planning and management of WebLearn sites, permissions and groups, and provides an overview of tools such as Lessons, Forums, Assignments and Signup.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
WebLearn: Overview for local WebLearn coordinators Currently
scheduled

If you are a Local WebLearn Coordinator in your department or college, and are not sure what your responsibilities entail, then come and find out about Administration sites, managing your unit's WebLearn presence and how to support your WebLearn users.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand.
WebLearn: Surveys Currently
scheduled

WebLearn Surveys (beta) can be used to design and manage electronic questionnaires to be delivered online. Surveys can be created for general data gathering purposes, or for course, lecturer or tutor evaluation. They can be delivered to WebLearn site members, ad-hoc groups or the general public.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
WebLearn: Tools to support teaching and learning Will be
repeated

This course focuses on WebLearn tools for tutors and lecturers to use in communicating with students, arranging tutorial sessions, conducting course evaluation surveys, providing reading lists, organising learning materials, and tracking site usage.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term. Express an interest in this course
WebLearn: Using Mobile Oxford Will be
repeated

This one-hour course demonstrates the award-winning Mobile Oxford platform (m.Ox) and a selection of WebLearn tools that can be accessed via a mobile device. Participants will have the opportunity to use their mobile devices to try out various WebLearn tools via the mobile platform.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term. Express an interest in this course
Wikipedia: Sharing your expertise with the wider public Subject to
demand

Wikipedia is probably the largest collection of knowledge ever assembled, and is certainly the most widely accessible, thus providing excellent opportunities for the academic community to share its expertise. In this practical workshop participants will develop Wikipedia editorial skills, from setting up a user account to editing and formatting content. There will also be opportunities for discussion on the merits of academic review for Wikipedia.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
Wikipedia: Under the bonnet Subject to
demand

Wikipedia is one of the top ten web sites and also one of the top ten referrers to the scholarly literature. It has a distinctive open publication process in which quality review is continuous and every reader is a potential remixer. It and the other Wikimedia projects make text, data and images freely available for others to build their own sites or tools, such as timelines, maps and family trees. This interactive workshop will show you how to look under the bonnet of Wikipedia and novel ways educators, researchers and cultural institutions are making use of it.

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
Wikipedia: Using Wikipedia to link research impact and open education Will be
repeated

With a mix of activities, this workshop will show how learners are already creating and remixing material within Wikipedia, and take participants through some of the steps in designing an educational activity around the research resources in their subject area. It will look at specific examples, and realistically set out the advantages and pitfalls.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Engage series - it may not be repeated.
Wikipedia: Women in Science image-a-thon Subject to
demand

We will illustrate Wikipedia articles with images from various sources, with a focus on women in science. Part of a series of events hosted by IT Services and the Bodleian Libraries to celebrate the bicentenary of Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
Wikipedia: Women in Science improve-a-thon Subject to
demand

Tuesday's event looked at creating new articles about women in science. This session looks into Wikipedia's quality scale and review processes, and at how we can get articles showcased. Part of celebration of the bicentenary of Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
WISE Champions Community Currently
scheduled

This is an opportunity for participants in the WebLearn Improved Student Experience (WISE) project to meet, share ideas and see examples of newly designed WebLearn sites.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs for the duration of the project.
Word: Building long documents Currently
scheduled

Covering techniques for working with complex documents such as reports and theses, and for assembling multiple chapters into a book.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Word: Charts, pictures and diagrams Currently
scheduled

This module shows how to make effective use of graphics in your documents. The graphics may already exist as images (JPEGs, GIFs) or you can create simple graphics and diagrams directly. You will also learn how to create charts and data tables using the Excel features that are available in Word.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Word: Creating professional documents Currently
scheduled

"Word de-mystified": This course provides you with key skills to master Word beyond the everyday level. A range of time-saving techniques are covered, for creating a well-structured document that is easy to revise and manage.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Word: Fundamentals Discontinued

This is now taught as part of Office Fundamentals Workshop - please look under "O" in this Course Catalogue.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course is not scheduled to run again.
Word: Mailing lists and mail merge Will be
repeated

One of the most useful things to do with a word processor is to be able to do mail merge. This course takes you through the various options with suggestions on how to make the most of this facility. The course will start with a demonstration of techniques accompanied by practical hands-on activities. The second part of the course will be workshop based where you are encouraged to bring examples of your own for solving.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term. Express an interest in this course
Word: Managing your thesis Currently
scheduled

This course covers special aspects of Word which will help you create and manage your thesis or similar large, formal documents.

Taught with: Windows 7 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
WordPress: Building your site Currently
scheduled

WordPress is a template-driven blog and website builder which enables you to create an attractive web presence. This workshop will provide all the guidance and advice you need to get started with a WordPress.com site from scratch. You will then add your own content to build the site to meet your needs. You will be working independently on your own project. Future learning will allow you to fine tune the templates.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Writing for the Web Online
any time

This on-line video-based course introduces some key ideas that you will find useful when preparing content for your website. The course takes approximately 90 minutes to complete.

Taught with: N/A Provider: ITLP through lynda.com Frequency: This course is available online any time via lynda.com.
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XML Editing: Basic XML editing with the oXygen XML Editor Subject to
demand

This two-hour course gives an introduction to XML (the extensible markup language), a popular markup language with vocabularies for encoding a wide variety of digital text and other data. This course will conclude with a demonstration of the oXygen XML editor's features and a chance for students to practice editing XML.

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
XPath: Using XPath to search in the oXygen XML Editor Subject to
demand

This two-hour course will give you an introduction to XPath and a practical exercise using it. XPath (XML Path Language) is a query notation language for selecting nodes in a XML document. XPath is used as a search language in various XML querying and processing languages such as XSLT and XQuery. It enables you to search or match various parts of some source XML and then, depending on the context, do something with them in that processing language. The course will give you a chance to practice using XPath to search an XML file in the oXygen XML Editor.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
XSLT: Transform your XML documents Will be
repeated

This day-long course will provide an introduction to transforming your XML documents with the extensible stylesheet language: XSLT. This is an XML scripting language for transforming XML documents into other formats: other XML files, HTML Web Pages, PDF, Word, etc. The course will concentrate on producing simple web pages from XML source files in order to teach the basics of the language.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course