This catalogue provides summary information about courses offered by the IT Learning Programme and Bodleian Libraries. Full course descriptions, course dates and booking is available by clicking on a course title.

You can also express your interest in courses that are not currently scheduled.

Alternatively, you can view Upcoming Courses which shows the current schedule. The Upcoming Courses listing can be sorted by title, date and availability. The termly schedule is also available in print and as a PDF.

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 systems training page.

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Access: Analysing data Currently
scheduled

This course covers a variety of techniques for manipulating and analysing the data in a relational database. Starting with a set of related tables you have already built (see the previous course, Access: Building a database), you will learn how to manage and look after data and how to set up different kinds of calculations in various parts of the database.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Access: Building a database 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 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Access: Creating queries, forms and reports Currently
scheduled

Starting with a set of related tables (previously built), you use wizards to create the tools that make the database usable and interesting: queries to interrogate the data and set criteria, forms where human users can work safely on the data and reports to help you draw conclusions from it.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Access: Designing forms and reports Currently
scheduled

Building more complex forms and reports in a relational database. Based on tables built previously, create useful forms with special controls to help users work on the data efficiently, and on related data in several tables. Design reports with special features to help you interpret the data.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Access: Fundamentals of using a database Currently
scheduled

A first look at using Access for data entry, using a database system that is already set up. You will gain confidence moving around a database and working on simple data. ** Note ** If you need to design or build your own new database or re-structure an existing one, do not attend this course.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
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 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 Currently
scheduled

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 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability.
Agent-based modelling (1): Introduction to tools and concepts Subject to
demand

This seven 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 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
Agent-based modelling (2): A predator-prey example Will be
repeated

This seven 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 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Agent-based modelling (3): The NetLogo programming language Will be
repeated

This seven 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 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Agent-based modelling (4): Designing models and model components Will be
repeated

This seven 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 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Agent-based modelling (5): Data, GIS, and ODD Will be
repeated

This seven 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 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Agent-based modelling (6): Debugging, verifying and validating Will be
repeated

This seven 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 XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Agent-based modelling (7): Experimenting with models Will be
repeated

This seven 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.The seventh session focuses upon experimentation using agent-based models.

Taught with: Windows Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Agent-based modelling (ABM): Case studies and discussion (session 8) Will be
repeated

This eight 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 eighth session will look at example agent-based models in detail. Students will be encouraged to present models they have built. The course tutors will also present models they have built.

Taught with: Windows Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Apereo Open Academic Environment (OAE) - overview and demonstration Will not
be repeated

Apereo OAE is a brand new platform that aims to support academic collaboration and academic networking. It is developed by the same organisation that manages the Sakai CLE project, which of course is the software which underpins WebLearn.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This was a one-off event and will not be repeated.
Aperture: An overview Subject to
demand

This one-day course introduces students to the basics of image management and Aperture's powerful photo-editing, image-retouching, and publishing features. Aperture contains a powerful set of tools to help users organize photographic libraries, to create compelling visual narratives, or to sequence the most descriptive images for inclusion in project reports.

Taught with: Mac OS X (Snow Leopard) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
Apple Mac: An introduction Currently
scheduled

This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the Mac operating system (currently Mountain Lion) 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 X (Mountain Lion) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Apple Mac: iPhoto - organising and displaying your photos Currently
scheduled

iPhoto comes with every new mac and is Apple's free photo management software. 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 X (Mountain Lion) 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 X (Mountain Lion) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
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 X (Mountain Lion) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
ArcGIS Desktop Currently
scheduled

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 XP Provider: Bodleian Libraries/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 Will be
repeated

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 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Beginners IT - An introduction to the world of computing Currently
scheduled

Using Word 2010 and Outlook 2010 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 the tutor.

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
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 Currently
scheduled

Drop-in sessions for past students of some of our courses. You can bring along your course handbooks and problems and we will be available to guide you through the work. We will help you to understand the course material more thoroughly and show you where you can apply it. The sessions are not intended for specific problems that go significantly beyond the course you attended. For specific problems we recommend coming along on a more advanced course, or contacting the IT Services Help Centre.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Computer8 at your desk Subject to
demand

You may have come across our Computer8 sessions where you can revisit some of the material covered in our taught courses, with someone on hand to help. However, you might not feel able to find the time for a trip to OUCS. Well, we can now come to you – virtually. You can sit at your desk and give us permission, using WebEx, to share your computer screen and work with you to help. It’s also useful in the case where something that worked in the class doesn’t seem to work on your computer – you can show us the problem without leaving your office.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
Copyright in the digital world Subject to
demand

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. Express an interest in this course
Corpus Linguistics 1: Introduction Will be
repeated

This series of lunchtime modules gives you an introduction to the use of the corpus in linguistic research. In this first session we present some key concepts and techniques and you will be able to explore some freely available online resources.

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Corpus Linguistics 2: The tools of the trade Will be
repeated

This series of lunchtime modules gives you an introduction to the use of the corpus in linguistic research. This week we explore various software applications for displaying, analysing, comparing and otherwise extracting linguistic information from corpora.

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Corpus Linguistics 3: Collocation Will be
repeated

This series of lunchtime modules gives you an introduction to the use of the corpus in linguistic research. Corpus linguists claim to have identified an important principle is responsible for the creation of much of the meaning of texts - collocation (co-occurrences). What is it, and are the claims true?

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Corpus Linguistics 4: Annotation Will be
repeated

This series of lunchtime modules gives you an introduction to the use of the corpus in linguistic research. In this session we will be looking at key methods and problems of applying linguistic annotation to a corpus, and how to use the annotated corpus.

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Corpus Linguistics 5: Creating a Corpus Will be
repeated

This series of lunchtime modules gives you an introduction to the use of the corpus in linguistic research. In this session we take a look at corpus creation and discuss of core concepts such as representativity, sampling, annotation, and text encoding.

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Corpus Linguistics 6: Using the corpus in linguistic research Will be
repeated

This series of lunchtime modules gives you an introduction to the use of the corpus in linguistic research. In this session we take a more in-depth investigation of a specific linguistic research topic, with a critical look at corpus linguistic resources and methods used in a published study.

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
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: Every term 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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Database: Design essentials Discontinued - course notes available

This module 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.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Discontinued - course notes available.
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 learn the principles of good design for a database. You will consider why fields should be organised into separate tables, and how they can be related. You will look at different kinds of relationships (joins) and when to use them. 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 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
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 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
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: ARTstor, Bridgeman Education and VADS for teaching and learning Currently
scheduled

The course examines two major digital image collections subscribed to by the University - ARTstor and Bridgeman Education - and a third resource, free for educational use, VADS. All of these are geared to research and teaching in the humanities, history of science and medicine, and social sciences. Viewing, presenting and managing images are also covered.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
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 XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Digital images: Concepts Currently
scheduled

Digital images are a valuable part of your research, sometimes critically so. This three hour session will introduce you to some of the key issues that you need to be aware of when sourcing, adapting and using digital images. 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 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
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 XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Digital images: GIMP 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 XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand.
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 X (Mountain Lion) 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 XP 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 (Nac).

Taught with: Mac OS X (Mountain Lion) 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 XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Digital Media User Group Currently
scheduled

Are you involved in the creation or commissioning of digital media at Oxford? Come along to our user group where you can meet with each other and members of Oxford's Academic IT team (including Podcasting) to share ideas and practices. The group is supported by a WebLearn site and a termly event. There are opportunities to showcase work, discuss your projects and ask other members for advice. The group is for anyone involved in planning, commissioning and producing digital media not purely a technical forum.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Digital media: An in-depth introduction to creating video Currently
scheduled

This intensive 3-day workshop introduces the techniques of video production and editing. It is designed to give you the skills and confidence to create high quality video in support of research and outreach activities. The workshop is hands-on and participatory; you will have an opportunity to take roles both behind and in front of the camera.

Taught with: Mac OS X (Mountain Lion) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand.
Digital media: An introduction to podcasting for education 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 XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
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: Concepts of creating a video 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.

Taught with: Mac OS X (Mountain Lion) / Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Digital media: Concepts of planning and shooting a 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.

Taught with: Mac OS X (Mountain Lion) / Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Digital media: Podcasting at Oxford FAQs 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: Presenting and interviewing for podcasts and video Subject to
demand

One of the great joys of the podcast revolution is the ease of creating video and audio podcasts, but producing one that your audience will want to watch or listen to takes a bit more know-how. Learn how to be professional and confident in your video and audio presentations. This one-day workshop provides tips and techniques for creating effective podcasts that will engage your listeners. Watch a short video from the course presenters.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
Do: An Excel adventure in dates and times Will be
repeated

Why is Easter late this year? This do: talk is for anybody who uses dates and times in their Excel work. We will explore functions, formulas and formats that are under-appreciated, or even hidden.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Do: series - it may not be repeated.
Do: How WebLearn can reduce the administrative burden Will be
repeated

Although WebLearn is useful for teaching and learning, did you know that it also has tools which can help with the administrative burden, so you can become more effective and efficient? The session will focus on these WebLearn tools: Surveys, Sign-up, Calendar, Announcements and Email Archives.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Do: series - it may not be repeated.
Do: Mailing groups of people at Oxford Will be
repeated

Sending email to one person is easy, but if you're sending to lots of people there are multiple options: depending on who will use the group, who is in it, how you want to process responses, as well as how you want to manage it. This talk helps you understand which is most appropriate to your needs.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Do: series - it may not be repeated.
Do: Managing versions of program code with Git Will be
repeated

Managing code changes in a programming project isn't easy, especially when collaborating with other developers. Git automates many of these tasks such as merging, tracking, diffing and rolling back code. This talk will present a practical introduction to common tasks in Git.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Do: series - it may not be repeated.
Do: Running committees with SharePoint Will be
repeated

Committees at the University of Oxford can be simple, or very complex beasts. This Do: talk introduces the idea of using SharePoint to help manage those committees. Hear about the special site template that has been developed for exactly this task.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Do: series - it may not be repeated.
Do: Send emails and documents safely Will be
repeated

This session describes how you can use both University and other software and services to exchange documents with your colleagues securely. Whether you're sending CVs by email, sharing and working on committee papers or just don't want anyone to read your emails, this session is for you.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Do: series - it may not be repeated.
Do: Soothing course admin headaches with SharePoint Will be
repeated

Running an academic or training programme can mean grappling with several systems, lots of spreadsheets and consequent version control issues. Come and hear about running the administrative side of a programme in SharePoint: making things more efficient and communicating clearly with participants.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Do: series - it may not be repeated.
Do: The zen of visual analytics in a big data world Will be
repeated

Come and find out how we can leverage the 'Cycle of Visual Analysis' to find a needle in the haystack of Big Data world. The human visual system is powerful, and when we add fast, intuitive interaction to this experience, we empower everyone to analyze and share data effectively.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Do: series - it may not be repeated.
Do: Time management Will be
repeated

Beth Asbury is an administrator at the Pitt Rivers Museum and she has several years of experience in similar positions elsewhere. She has found time management training invaluable, and she is happy to share some of the tips and tricks she learned with others.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Do: series - it may not be repeated.
Do: Using social media for recruiting purposes at the University of Oxford Will be
repeated

The session will share the way we are moving from the traditional approach to recruitment advertising to an evidence-based, candidate-centred approach which puts the candidate at the centre of the recruitment process; and is supported by leveraging current employees' professional networks.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Do: series - it may not be repeated.
Do: Using WebLearn in your work Will be
repeated

WebLearn is what is known as a ‘virtual learning environment’, but it can be used for research, collaboration and administration. WebLearn offers various ‘tools’ to facilitate communication, file sharing and the provision of information or particular items of content.

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

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.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Dreamweaver: An introduction Currently
scheduled

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: Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Dreamweaver: Including interactivity and multimedia on your web pages (PC/Mac) Currently
scheduled

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 XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Dreamweaver: Styling and layout using CSS (PC/Mac) Currently
scheduled

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 (Mountain Lion) / Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
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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 X (Mountain Lion) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
ECDL Advanced Discontinued

AECDL training and testing at Oxford University has now finished. To find the nearest test centre please visit the ECDL Foundation website.

Taught with: Windows Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course is not scheduled to run again.
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 X (Mountain Lion) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
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 XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
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.

Taught with: Mac OS X (Mountain Lion) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
EndNote: Building your library Currently
scheduled

Further work on building and managing a library of references (to follow the "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.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
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. This course was formerly known as EndNote: Custom formatting.

Taught with: Mac OS X (Mountain Lion) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
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. This course was formerly known as EndNote: Custom formatting.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Engage: Altmetrics - looking at impact beyond citations Will be
repeated

Researchers in the UK are increasingly encouraged to look for evidence of impact beyond scholarly citations. Altmetrics (the alt being 'alternative') seek to pull together other signals, like online discussions and social media traffic. But how much value is there in this approach, and how do you get started if you want to try it out for yourself? Presented by visiting speaker Euan Adie, the founder of altmetric.com.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Engage series - it may not be repeated.
Engage: Communicating in a flash Will be
repeated

Lecture presentations can be a good way of disseminating current research to large public audiences. However, developing and delivering an hour-long talk is time consuming and not always the most effective way to communicate ideas. Can we engage with large non-specialised audiences in a more focused and exciting way? Flash Talks are short 10-15 minute long presentations in front of a live audience that can be filmed and posted online (e.g. Oxford Podcasts, iTunesU). Sian Owen, from the Department of Physics Access Officer will talk about how Physics have adopted Flash Talks.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Engage series - it may not be repeated.
Engage: Communicating Science Will be
repeated

The Internet loves science! Scientists that want to engage with the public today can do it in so many different ways. This talk will highlight some notable and interesting approaches to communicating science online and then ask why scientists do it, and why the public want to listen.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Engage series - it may not be repeated.
Engage: Copyright in the digital age Will be
repeated

Copyright is beginning to change to reflect the digital age we live in and academic practice is also changing. Come and find out about how the law will affect our choices when working with digital media online.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Engage series - it may not be repeated.
Engage: Crowdsourcing community collections - The Oxford Community Collection Model Will be
repeated

This talk will give an overview of the Oxford Community Collection Model and its methodologies, as well as case studies of its applications. It will be of particular interest to anyone (college or individual) thinking about a novel way to engage communities in anniversaries, commemorations and celebrations, as well as collecting oral histories and digital objects for research.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Engage series - it may not be repeated.
Engage: Does anyone really want a digital Dodo? Will be
repeated

The Museum of Natural History's social media presence squawked into existence in February 2013 with the launch of the Darkened not dormant (http://darkenednotdormant.wordpress.com/) blog and the @morethanadodo Twitter account. Being rather late to the online party meant that the Museum had plenty of time to give careful consideration to its use of social media. In this presentation the Museum's communications coordinator Scott Billings and education officer Rachel Parle talk about some of the thinking behind their online content. They look at what you need to consider when working with any communications channel, and will share some of the strengths and weaknesses of what the Museum has done so far.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Engage series - it may not be repeated.
Engage: Evolving Engagement - the many lives of the Bodleian First Folio Will be
repeated

Pip Willcox is a digital editor at BDLSS, Bodleian Libraries. In this presentation she will outline the highly successful Sprint for Shakespeare project, a public engagement and fundraising campaign to digitise and publish Shakespeare’s First Folio online.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Engage series - it may not be repeated.
Engage: Facebook pages that work Will be
repeated

Facebook is huge (over 1 billion!), and it'’s constantly evolving; everyone seems to be using it for marketing. But it'’s important to approach it with a strategy, using it to drive others towards your service or content and engaging with them. This engage session explores not only the basics of Facebook pages, especially the Timeline feature for brands, but also how to make sure your pages work strategically to fit with your goals or those of your department/company/project.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Engage series - it may not be repeated.
Engage: Integrating social media in your communications strategy Will be
repeated

Suzi Ardley is the the new Head of Digital Communications in the University's Public Affairs Directorate. She will talk about how to integrate social media into your communications strategy and planning. Looking at examples of organisational best practice she will talk about ways to build specific audience segments and evaluate the effectiveness of activities through analytics.

Provider: Public Affairs Directorate Frequency: This session is part of the annual Engage series - it may not be repeated.
Engage: Oxford Sparks - share your passion with the wider public Will be
repeated

Oxford Sparks is the place for discovering a whole range of exciting science taking place across Oxford University. Launched in 2012, it is a cross-divisional platform where schools and the public can engage with the university’s scientific research. The site includes a huge database of materials put together by University members, including videos, science trails, activities to try at home, mobile phone apps and games. There is also a 'meet the scientist' section, a blog and an active social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Oxford Sparks also develops new resources, including our quirky two-minute animations; some voiced by well-known comedians, podcasts, and specially designed teaching resources.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Engage series - it may not be repeated.
Engage: Social media and the University of Oxford Will be
repeated

Carolyne Culver is Head of Strategic Communications in the University's Public Affairs Directorate. She will talk about how the directorate works with colleagues around the University to promote stories and showcase the breadth of the University's work to the outside world. The University's Facebook page has more than one million followers, more than all the other Russell Group universities put together. There are more than 85,000 followers on Twitter, and the University's new LinkedIn page launched in August has more than 100,000 members.

Provider: Public Affairs Directorate Frequency: This session is part of the annual Engage series - it may not be repeated.
Engage: Social media for scholarship, knowledge exchange, and community cohesion Will be
repeated

Simon Tanner is Deputy Head of the Department of Digital Humanities, and Director of Digital Consulting, at King's College London. In this presentation Simon will discuss the value of social media for academic work, knowledge exchange and in building scholarly community networks.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Engage series - it may not be repeated.
Engage: The Open Science Training Initiative Will be
repeated

This talk introduces the Open Science Training Initiative (OSTI), a dynamic new educational scheme devised and piloted earlier this year at the University of Oxford. The initiative utilisies a novel pattern known as 'Rotation Based Learning' (RBL) to create a simulated environment for collaborative research, placing equal emphasis on the roles of producer and user. The presentation will be given by Sophie Kay, founder of the Open Science Training Initiative.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Engage series - it may not be repeated.
Engage: Top 10 Tools for Social Media Will be
repeated

In an age where we are as likely to use our phone or a tablet to access academic resources as a computer, there is an ever growing set of apps to make our life easier. This talk offers a quick tour through those tools that have gained traction in the world of social media and a fun way to explore new ways of making our time more productive.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Engage series - it may not be repeated.
Engage: Tracking your impact Will be
repeated

What is the impact of your digital outputs? Kathryn Eccles is a research associate at the Oxford Internet Institute. Her research interests lie within the field of Digital Humanities, focusing on the impact of new technologies on cultural heritage, and on scholarly behaviour and research. In this presentation Kathryn will introduce the free web resource, the Toolkit for the Impact of Digitised Scholarly Resources.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Engage series - it may not be repeated.
Engage: Tweeting and blogging for academia Will be
repeated

What relevance does social media have to academic practice? In this talk Dorothy Bishop, Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology, will relate her experiences as someone who fell into Twitter almost by accident, then found she had things to say in more than 140 characters, and so started a blog.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Engage series - it may not be repeated.
Excel 2010: What's new (self study) Self-study - any time

If you are new to Excel 2010, but have used an earlier version of Excel, this self-study unit will help you to explore some of the features that are new

Taught with: Windows Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Self-study - any time.
Excel: 3D formulae, charts and sharing data Currently
scheduled

Analysing your data across multiple worksheets and workbooks? It couldn't be easier using 3-D referencing. Perhaps you want to collaborate with others? Find out how to protect your workbooks or even lock some areas, to keep the data secure and prevent accidental edits. Want to learn some advanced charting features and how to create histograms? Come along and learn how to do all this and more.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Excel: Analysing spreadsheet data with pivot tables Currently
scheduled

As a data analysis tool it is hard to see past pivot tables. Come and see how easy it is to create multiple views, calculated fields and items just by dragging and dropping. Want to create a pivot chart from an external data source or filter data with Slicers? Easy.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Excel: Analysing spreadsheet lists, external data and what-if analysis Currently
scheduled

How do you filter, summarise and subtotal large lists of data? On this course you will learn all about advanced filtering, database and other advanced functions to answer the question. Want to do some "what-if analysis"? Want to find out how to create dynamic models that instantly recalculate when related cell values change? How do you analyse external data? Come and learn to use some of the more advanced tools in Excel and get the answers to these questions and much more.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Excel: Functions and cell referencing Currently
scheduled

In this course you will learn some of the useful features and functions that take Excel beyond the basic level. You will learn to restructure worksheets, use logical and nested functions, understand relative and absolute referencing, set up conditional formatting. Crucially for building worksheets that are easy to use and reliable to edit, you will define named ranges, cells and constants.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Excel: Fundamentals Currently
scheduled

In this introductory course you will learn how spreadsheets can be used for storing, organizing and manipulating data. With the skills you'll learn on this course you'll quickly be able to perform basic mathematical operations, sort data, create basic charts and use named cell ranges.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Excel: Managing and checking data Currently
scheduled

Excel is a powerful tool 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 XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Excel: Working with arrays, macros and VBA Will be
repeated

Want to do some frequency distribution? Then come and learn to use arrays and array formulae. Want to learn to create dynamic charts that update automatically as you add rows of data? Not easy, but you'll learn how on this course. Do those repeated tasks bore you? Automate the process with macros. Now you've mastered macros learn to change the macro with code and VBA.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term. Express an interest in this course
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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.
Final Cut 101: An Introduction to Final Cut Pro 7 Subject to
demand

Final Cut Pro is an industry standard video editing application that runs under Mac OSX. It is highly regarded in the digital media industry, and widely used in the University for creating and editing podcasts and digital video. This three-day, hands-on course teaches you how to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the Final Cut Pro user interface. It is also suitable for those aiming to use Final Cut Express.

Taught with: Mac OS X (Snow Leopard) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
Flash: An introduction Will be
repeated

Make your own animations! Flash does not require programming skills and is easy to learn. In this introductory module we will show you how to create your own animations using Flash, a perfect tool for creating interactive and animated websites to support your teaching and research.

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

During this half day course, you will quickly learn in a practical and hands-on way how to use Google Analytics. You will learn how to set up and interpret the daily, weekly and monthly figures from your website. You will need to have a Google Analytics account and at least two weeks of Google Analytics data already monitored on your website to be able to participate in this course.

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
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High Performance Computing - inspiring bigger questions Currently
scheduled

This session will introduce you to 'super' or high performance computing. We'll cut through the jargon to help you see if your research might benefit from more 'compute'. You'll find out what is available to use here at Oxford i.e. the Advanced Research Computing (ARC) service, teaching and technical support. If you are a reseacher with a large amount of data to process come along and find out more!

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand.
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 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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ICP Will be
repeated

TBA

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Do: series - it may not be repeated.
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 X (Mountain Lion) / Windows XP 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 X (Mountain Lion) / Windows XP 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 X (Mountain Lion) 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 XP 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 X (Mountain Lion) 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 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Interactive whiteboards: A hands-on introduction Currently
scheduled

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.
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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 XP 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 XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
LinkedIn: Designing your academic profile Will be
repeated

During this half-day course you will learn how to use LinkedIn in a practical and hands-on way to further your success in academia. Prior to the course you will need to have at least set up your own free personal LinkedIn account and bring the login details on the day.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Linux: A comprehensive introduction Currently
scheduled

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.
Linux: Command line (session 3) Will be
repeated

This series of six lunchtime modules gives you experience in performing common tasks using Linux (an open source operating system). This session starts to explore the command line.

Taught with: Linux (Ubuntu) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Linux: Finding and installing programs (session 6) Will be
repeated

This series of six lunchtime modules gives you experience in performing common tasks using Linux (an open source operating system). This final session discusses how to find useful programs and how Linux manages them.

Taught with: Linux (Ubuntu) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Linux: Further command line (session 4) Will be
repeated

This series of six lunchtime modules gives you experience in performing common tasks using Linux (an open source operating system). This session builds on Linux: The command line module. You will learn how to use the command line to build your own commands and explore some its more powerful features.

Taught with: Linux (Ubuntu) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Linux: Introduction (session 1) Will be
repeated

This series of six lunchtime modules gives you experience in performing common tasks using Linux (an open source operating system). This first session gives a brief background to Linux - where it came from, how it is made and who uses it.

Taught with: Linux (Ubuntu) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Linux: Shell scripting (session 5) Will be
repeated

This series of six lunchtime modules gives you experience in performing common tasks using Linux (an open source operating system). This module covers shell scripts which allow you to automate tasks. Starting with a simple example this session is designed to introduce you to the power of scripts.

Taught with: Linux (Ubuntu) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Linux: Using office programs and email (session 2) Will be
repeated

This series of six lunchtime modules gives you experience in performing common tasks using Linux (an open source operating system). In this session we will be exploring Linux office applications - word processing and spreadsheets - and looking at email clients.

Taught with: Linux (Ubuntu) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
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Make: 3D - An overview of Blender Currently
scheduled

Blender is an open source 3D content creation tool. It can be used to model, render and animate 3D objects in a similar way to paid-for tools such as Maya. This session will introduce Blender's key concepts and interface elements and discuss the research and teaching such a tool might facilitate.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Make series - it may not be repeated.
Make: 3D - Ancient and modern animal anatomy modelling Currently
scheduled

Computed tomography (CT scanning) enables the non-destructive study of the internal anatomy of fossils and specimens. As with medical CAT scanning, it uses x-rays to build a 3D view, which can then be digitally dissected, studied, and even 3D printed. Sam Giles uses this method in palaeobiology to study specimens without damaging them. Sam will describe applications of CT scanning and 3D printing, and present 3D models of anatomy from animals living today and over 300 million years ago.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Make series - it may not be repeated.
Make: 3D - Building digital 3D models from photographs Currently
scheduled

Structure-from-motion (SfM) is a computer-vision based form of photogrammetry that is robust and versatile. It uses digital photographs from any type of camera to derive a 3D digital model of the subject. Jackie Ratner will give an overview of some uses of SfM, and its potential as a tool for topography modeling and natural hazard management.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Make series - it may not be repeated.
Make: 3D - Reconstructing archeological sites Currently
scheduled

Michael Athanson will showcase several 3D reconstructions of historic sites that he created in SketchUp, using archaeological and documentary evidence. He will give an overview of the entire production pipeline, from source data capture to modelling, texturing, rendering, and post-processing.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Make series - it may not be repeated.
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: Art - Eastern Art online at the Ashmolean Currently
scheduled

Aruna Bhaugeerutty will discuss the development of an interactive online collections resource for the museum’s Eastern Art department. Aruna will cover various aspects of the project from site design and functionality to digitisation of the collections and creation of online contextual content.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Make series - it may not be repeated.
Make: Blogs - Getting readership beyond your Mum Currently
scheduled

There are some simple things you can do to make a blog post that really stands out so that your readers want to share it with others and extend your outreach. Alun Edwards will show you how to fit your blogging into a busy schedule and get your readership beyond your family and friends!

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

In this session we will talk about copyright: what it is, its application to digital materials, and how we can use it to share and re-use resources in our research, teaching and learning. In the process we will also discuss open data, open source software, open access and open innovation.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand.
Make: Facilities - Sharing facilities via the Instruct hub Currently
scheduled

Access to cutting edge research facilities is at a premium throughout Europe. The Instruct hub is a European initiative to make available technology, expertise and training to the structural biology community and beyond. Claudia Alen Amaro will describe the background to the initiative, the challenges it solves and the technology that sits behind it.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Make series - it may not be repeated.
Make: Music - Creating music in ChucK Currently
scheduled

ChucK is a programming language for music creation. It is open-source and cross-platform, fun and easy to learn, and offers a powerful tool for building and experimenting with real-time interactive music. This short introduction shows some examples of musical composition using ChucK.

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

Digital music now soundtracks our lives and 2014 was recently hailed as the year of “High Resolution” music. Thaddeus Lipinski has been researching digital music formats and building a digital music library for several years. He will show how to improve the sound quality of your music 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: Outreach - Extend and diversify your reach with online platforms Currently
scheduled

Over the past year, University College has developed a website, www.staircase12.org , for the delivery of its Schools Liaison strategy and to tackle some key Schools Liaison challenges. Univ’s Jane Lewis will explain the ideas behind the site, its development, the challenges encountered and future plans. The talk will interest those considering similar web projects, looking to extend the reach of their work, and/or wondering if digital media could tackle key challenges in delivering strategy.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Make series - it may not be repeated.
Make: Roadshows - Crowdsourcing community collections Currently
scheduled

The Oxford Community Collection Model engages communities in contributing to a digital collection. This session describes ‘roadshows’ where contributors bring stories and objects to be added to the collection. They have been held across Europe to capture material, engaging with people who may not otherwise contribute to an online project.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Make series - it may not be repeated.
Make: Skills - A planning tool for researchers Currently
scheduled

There often isn’t much time to make a plan to develop skills. Frameworks like the Researcher Development Framework can help, but can be complicated. John Miles will demonstrate a brand new electronic tool which makes working with frameworks simple, quick and useful to researchers.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Make series - it may not be repeated.
Make: Society - Playing God, crafting simulated societies Currently
scheduled

One way to understand societies (of ants or humans) is to build and experiment upon computer simulations of virtual agents. We'll demonstrate how to build and run a little society using 'agent-based modelling'(modelling4all.org).

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Make series - it may not be repeated.
Make: Text and computer-assisted research in Humanities Currently
scheduled

This session looks at using computing tools such as text encoding, visualization and corpus and computational linguistics to study humanities texts. Two researchers will use contrasting studies (medieval manuscripts and charters) to show some open source tools and how they have enhanced the understanding of historical texts.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Make series - it may not be repeated.
Make: Video - A Greenland adventure Currently
scheduled

Four Earth Sciences undergraduates spent 6 weeks living alongside an Igaliku community in Greenland while undertaking scientific research. They created a short documentary and featured the project in a live blog feed to inspire young people to take up scientific exploration in the field. A social media presence can also be vital in engaging sponsors. Working in a remote environment is a challenge; Anna Bidgood and Eleni Wood will reflect on their experiences.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Make series - it may not be repeated.
Matlab: An introduction 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 XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Multimedia: Tools for creating interactive online learning resources Currently
scheduled

This one-hour session gives an overview of three free, open-source, e-learning authoring tools: eXe, Xerte and GLO Maker. It will emphasise the strengths of each tool and suggest where each might be applicable. A short demonstration of an aspect of each tool will be given.

Taught with: Windows Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
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Nexus: Introduction to Outlook 2007 Will be
repeated

Get up to speed with Outlook 2007 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 2007 and explains the basic features that can help you work more efficiently.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term. Express an interest in this course
Nexus: Introduction to Outlook 2010 Currently
scheduled

Get up to speed with Outlook 2010 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 2010 and explains the basic features that can help you work more efficiently.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Nexus: Organising and sharing calendars and contacts with Outlook 2010 Currently
scheduled

One of the benefits of Outlook is the ability to share your Outlook 2010 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 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Nexus: SharePoint 2010 - 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.

Taught with: Windows Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Nexus: SharePoint 2010 - fundamental overview 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.

Taught with: Windows Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Nexus: SharePoint 2010 - managing meetings Currently
scheduled

This three hour session, aimed at SharePoint users who will be responsible to setting up and managing committee sites, looks at two methods for creating committee sites within SharePoint – using workspaces and using document sets. Participants will get a chance to; create both types of site, set up user groups, learn how to connect site calendars to Outlook and work with document sets in a committee site environment.

Taught with: Windows Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Nexus: SharePoint 2010 - using workflows Currently
scheduled

Workflows allow you to attach a business process to documents in Microsoft SharePoint. This 3-hour course covers the default SharePoint workflows. You will learn how to create and use the Approval and Collect Feedback workflows, applying them to documents in the site. It also introduces Nintex workflows which is the preferred method of creating workflows in SharePoint.

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

An invitation for SharePoint users to meet with members of the IT Services SharePoint team to discuss ideas regarding the use of SharePoint. You will have the opportunity to give feedback and guide the ongoing development of the system and hear how others in the university have been using SharePoint. All those attending the User Group will be given the opportunity to shape the agenda of the session and details to become part of the SharePoint User Group site. Lunch and networking opportunities will be provided prior to the session.

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 XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
NVivo 10: Managing web-based and social media data Will be
repeated

This lunchtime session will provide an update for NVivo users about the new functionality in NVivo version 10 that facilitates working with web page data, as well as data generated by postings from LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. In addition use of NVivo's Framework Matrix function for working with data extracted from EndNote libraries that include downloaded .pdf articles will also be demonstrated.

Taught with: Windows Provider: IT Learning Programme
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Office 2007: What's new Self-study - any time

If you are new to Office 2007, but have used an earlier version of Office, this self-study unit will help you to explore some of the features that are new

Taught with: Windows Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Self-study - any time.
Office 2010: What's new (self-study) Self-study - any time

If you are new to Office 2010, but have used an earlier version of Office, this self-study unit will help you to explore some of the features that are new. It outlines the changes that apply to all applications in Microsoft Office 2010.

Taught with: Windows Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Self-study - any time.
Online Presence: Developing your presence Currently
scheduled

Your online presence should be current and fresh and you should be reaching out to a targeted audience to introduce your work to your peers. This course follows on from the Online Presence: Introductory workshop to further develop the strategies needed to maintain and increase your online presence.

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Online Presence: Introductory workshop Currently
scheduled

Creating an online presence can open up your research and teaching to a global audience and introduce your work to peer groups from other major institutions. A strong presence can also help with funding opportunities and career planning. This 3 hour workshop introduces the topic and highlights concerns and opportunities that creating your own presence will bring to light. You will be given an opportunity to plan and create the beginnings of your online presence in the safe environment of a supported course.

Taught with: Windows Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Open Access: Altmetrics - How do I rate thee? Let me count the tweets! Will not
be repeated

Mike Taylor of Elsevier Labs discusses altmetrics and how it plays with open access, social impact, Orcid and why it's got a long journey to become truly significant

Taught with: N/A Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: This was a one-off event and will not be repeated.
Open Access: eLife - a new OA journal by scientists for scientists Will not
be repeated

eLife launched in December 2012 as a funder-researcher collaborative and open-access journal for outstanding research in life sciences. Prof Chris Ponting (DPAG), Senior Editor, reports one year on.

Taught with: N/A Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: This was a one-off event and will not be repeated.
Open Access: Open Access Monographs - forum with publishers and funders Currently
scheduled

This half-day workshop (part of the Bodleian Libraries Open Access series) with publishers, policymakers and funders, outlines current challenges and initiatives in Open Access monograph publishing.

Taught with: N/A Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: This course is not scheduled to run again.
Open Access: Why is Oxford driving Open Access in Drug Discovery? Discontinued

Chas Bountra discusses the work of Oxford scientists in creating a new ecosystem for drug discovery, pooling industry strengths and the resources of academia, patient groups and others in an open way.

Taught with: N/A Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: This course is not scheduled to run again.
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.
Oracle Student System (OSS) Check with
training provider

The Oracle Student System (OSS) acts as a central repository for student data from admissions through to graduation (including detailed assessment marks), and can be accessed by students and staff across the collegiate University through the system itself or via related web interfaces and databases.

Provider: University Business Systems Frequency: This course runs throughout the year.
Outlook 2010: What's new (self study) Self-study - any time

If you are new to Outlook 2010, but have used an earlier version of Outlook, this self-study unit will help you to explore some of the features that are new.

Taught with: Windows Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Self-study - any time.
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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PDFs: Creating, manipulating and filling PDF files Subject to
demand

Learn about producing documents in PDF (Portable Document Format), a universal file format that preserves all of the fonts and layout of the original document. The course will use Nuance (for which there is a University site license), but skills learned will be broadly applicable.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
Plagiarism: How to avoid it (for students) Currently
scheduled

Academic integrity requires authors to accurately record and acknowledge the source of words, ideas, diagrams, images, research results (all forms of output from others) that they use or refer to in their own work. This course supports students in learning how to avoid unintentional plagiarism.

Taught with: Windows Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
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.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Plagiarism: Turnitin fundamentals Currently
scheduled

Turnitin is an online software application which compares matches of documents and is primarily used to detect instances of plagiarism. This course is aimed at new staff users of Turnitin, and goes through the process of setting up the software, submitting papers and accessing the resulting originality reports.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Plagiarism: Turnitin User Group Currently
scheduled

This is an invitation for Turnitin users to give feedback and share ideas and practices to inform institutional practice in the use of Turnitin.

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
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 XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Podcasting: The new MediaPub system Subject to
demand

This session will introduce you to the new MediaPub system which replace the podcasting publishing and cataloguing activities that currently take place within Oxitems. The format will be a short 10 minute presentation about the podcasting process, the benefits of the new system and then a chance for a hands-on session to test drive the new MediaPub service. The Educational Media team will be available to advise and take any queries.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
PowerPoint 2010: What's new (self study) Self-study - any time

If you are new to PowerPoint 2010, but have used an earlier version of PowerPoint, this self-study unit will help you to explore some of the features that are new

Taught with: Windows Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Self-study - any time.
PowerPoint: Fundamentals Currently
scheduled

PowerPoint is a presentation tool which allows you to produce computerised slides. This module shows how to take an existing presentation and modify it and how to create your own presentations.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
PowerPoint: Getting the message across 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 XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
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. The emphasis for this session is on story telling and its part in a presentation.

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 2010. 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 XP 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 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 XP 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 XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Programming: Java introduction Currently
scheduled

In this 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 XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability.
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 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Programming: Perl introduction Currently
scheduled

Perl is a stable, cross platform programming language that is used in many computer systems around the world for web programming, database manipulation, text processing, and system administration. This three-session module will teach you the basics of the language.

Taught with: Linux (Ubuntu) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year 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 introduction (online) Currently
scheduled

This is an on-line self-study course for the popular Python programming language, in it you will be guided and supported by an experienced programmer. It starts with a one-hour overview in the classroom, and then approximately 3-4 hours each week following the course on-line over the next 5 weeks.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability.
Programming: Python introduction Will be
repeated

Python is a free open source programming language. In this introductory session you will learn the basics of writing and running a Python program. The language syntax will be explained. There will be an introduction to basic language types and functions, and how they work. In the final section of the course there will be an introduction to higher-level abstractions: classes, modules and packages. Please note that there will not be time to cover object-oriented programming.

Taught with: Linux (Ubuntu) Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Project 2010: An introduction Currently
scheduled

This one-day course will provide an introduction to MS Project 2010. 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.
R
R: An introduction Currently
scheduled

This one-day 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 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Reach out to UK schools - The TES Teachers' portal Discontinued

This session will give you a brief introduction to the Times Educational Supplement website (TES) in terms of who it is aimed at and what it offers users. More specifically, it will look at the recently created Oxford University teachers' portal. Guidance will be given as to how researchers and university staff can share teaching and learning materials with the school community via TES, and the multiple benefits in doing so.

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Services Frequency: This course is not scheduled to run again.
RefWorks for Humanities 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 XP Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: Every term.
RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences 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 Science/Social Science examples.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: Bodleian Libraries/IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Research Skills Toolkit for Humanities Division (1) 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 (1) 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: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
Research Skills Toolkit for MPLS Division (1) 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 (1) 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: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
Research: Maximising visibility using ORA Will be
repeated

How to use ORA to make it easier for other researchers to find and access your research on the Web. Hands-on training will enable you to deposit an article, poster, conference paper or other research output. Learn how to use Symplectic to deposit research publications in ORA with a couple of clicks

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. 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 XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
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Safer Internet Day Summit Discontinued

Can we build an action plan for the University to protect staff, academics and students from online harassment and abuse? Includes "How does your institution keep you safe?" by Dr Sara Perry, University of York, who was harassed online and has researched how academics are particularly vulnerable.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course is not scheduled to run again.
Science: Finding research information for Biosciences Will be
repeated

This course will follow the research cycle in Biosciences 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 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 Engineering and Technology Will be
repeated

This course will follow the research cycle in Engineering and Technology 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 Maths and Stats 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: Patent information Will be
repeated

This courses is designed to help you identify, gather, evaluate and manage patent information for 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: The Open Scientist - The Why, When and How of Open Scientific Research Will not
be repeated

An introduction to applying open principles when conducting research at PhD level and beyond.

Taught with: N/A Provider: Radcliffe Science Library Frequency: This was a one-off event and will not be repeated.
Scribus: An introduction to desktop publishing Currently
scheduled

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.
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: Cloud document security Will be
repeated

"The Cloud" has become a catchall phrase to mean anything from "local network storage" through to "The Internet" and "outsourcing". This course looks at protecting documents for use in online environments and covers ways of sharing documents, password protection and an introduction to encryption. This is part of a series of one-hour sessions about staying safe and secure online.

Taught with: Windows/Mac Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Security and privacy online: Data protection Currently
scheduled

This course provides a brief overview of the requirements of the Data Protection Act, particularly where it overlaps with information security, and will focus on the key risks for the University and individual members of staff.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Security and privacy online: How secure is your mobile? Currently
scheduled

Mobile devices and bring your own device (BYOD) are hot topics in security right now. We now use our mobiles (iPads, phones, tablets, Blackberry, etc.) for anything from checking emails to online banking and shopping so the risks are potentially large. On a mobile device the lines between personal and work use are increasingly blurred. So how secure is your mobile device? This course attempts to explain the actual risks and leave you with some handy tips as to how to ensure your device is configured securely. This is part of a series of one-hour sessions about staying safe and secure online.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs throughout the year.
Security and privacy online: Passwords Currently
scheduled

We all know that our passwords must be complex and not easy-to-guess, and we must use a variety of different passwords for all of the services we use. Although it's so important not to re-use passwords, this session provides practical advice on doing so! This is part of a series of one-hour sessions about staying safe and secure online.

Taught with: Windows Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Security and privacy online: Safe surfing Currently
scheduled

Web browsers have become complex applications and the desire for feature-rich websites means that web browsers and the sites you browse, have increasing access to your computer. This course covers how you can securely configure your web browser to protect your privacy and your computer. This is part of a series of one-hour sessions about staying safe and secure online.

Taught with: Windows/Mac Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Security and privacy online: Secure your PC or Mac Will be
repeated

Malware that targets user machines can propagate in a number of ways including via the network, email, web surfing and infected portable devices such as USB sticks. There is no such thing as 100% security but this course covers some of the basic ways in which users can protect their PC (or Mac!!)This is part of a series of one-hour sessions about staying safe and secure online.

Taught with: Windows/Mac Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Security and privacy online: Social media Currently
scheduled

"Social Media" is another broad term and can cover topics such as email, personal websites, blogs and social networking tools/sites. This course is intended to cover some general risks associate with the use of social media before looking at specifically at email, Facebook and Twitter.This is part of a series of one-hour sessions about staying safe and secure online.

Taught with: Windows/Mac Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability.
Security and privacy online: Spotting phishing scams Will be
repeated

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. This is part of a series of one-hour sessions about staying safe and secure online.

Taught with: Windows/Mac Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Security and privacy online: You are the target! (extended session) Subject to
demand

This is a longer overview than is possible in our lunchtime course 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. 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. Express an interest in this course
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. This is part of a series of one-hour sessions about staying safe and secure online.

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 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
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 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
SketchUp: An introduction to 3D modelling Currently
scheduled

SketchUp is a web-based 3D modelling program. In this introductory session you will learn how to create and manipulate simple 3D 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 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Skype: Safe and legal Will be
repeated

This byte-sized course will teach you how to install and configure Skype securely and legally on the University network. We will consider free use of Skype as well as SkypeIn and SkypeOut with normal telephones. We'll look at video calling in Skype and give some advice about best setup for that.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
SPSS: An introduction to using syntax Will be
repeated

This course introduces the SPSS command language, also called syntax. It includes an overview of the basic command structure, practice with some of the most commonly used forms of syntax and an outline of some strategies and resources for independently learning further syntax after the course.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
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 XP 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 XP 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 XP 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 XP 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 the 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 XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Statistics: Introduction Will be
repeated

Today, statistics has become an important tool in the work of many academic disciplines. Individuals and organizations use statistics to understand data and make informed decisions throughout the natural and social sciences, medicine, business, and many other disciplines. This four-session module will cover the very basics of statistics and aims to provide a platform for learning more advanced statistics.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs once a year subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Structured digital text: A workshop in creating and using texts for research Currently
scheduled

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.
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Things to do with data: Accessing biological information in research Currently
scheduled

Biological data is growing at an unprecedented rate thanks to developments in analytical hardware, from DNA sequencing machines to high-resolution microscopes. But how can we integrate, access and query these large volumes of data across multiple platforms? This talk presents methods and examples.

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand.
Things to do with data: Citing and archiving your research data using ORA-Data Currently
scheduled

It is increasingly necessary to cite data in addition to 'textual' publications. Data citation standards are emerging, and datasets should be labelled so they can be cited. Applying such labels is important when archiving a citeable version of the dataset.

Taught with: N/A Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand.
Things to do with data: How to do something with data in the ARC Currently
scheduled

The Advanced Research Computing (ARC) facility provides high performance computing for a range of research activities across the University. ARC is both a consumer and generator of data. This talk looks at use cases, and potential data management challenges, as the volumes continue to grow.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand.
Things to do with data: Resources for research data managers Currently
scheduled

Not everyone involved in dealing with research data is a researcher. This session offers an overview of resources available for management and support staff whose responsibilities include planning and implementing data management strategies, or who would simply like to know more about this area.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand.
Things to do with data: Securing documents and data in the cloud Currently
scheduled

Using DropBox to synch your work? Storing data online? Sharing documents via Google Drive or other services outside of the University? If so, you're using 'the Cloud'. But how secure is your data whilst it's there, and how secure is secure enough?

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand.
Twitter for academia Currently
scheduled

Can anything of academic value ever be said in just 140 characters? This session explores the relevance of Twitter to university teaching, research and engagement activities. Come along to find out how to get started, grow your following, and hone your tweeting style to maximise your impact.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Engage series - it may not be repeated.
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Visualising network data Will be
repeated

The course will introduce participants to various options to collect and present network data on the relationships between entities (e.g. friendship ties on Twitter, links between webpages). Participants will learn present visualisations on websites as images or interactive diagrams.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. 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: 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 XP 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.
WebEx Meeting Center - Basic Subject to
demand

The University's WebEx service helps you collaborate in real time, at your desk, with colleagues around the world. Learn to use WebEx's Meeting Center to share presentations and collaborate on documents. This is a pilot for a series of At-Your-Desk sessions; learn in the comfort of your office! To take part you will need access to a computer with a web browser, a microphone and speakers/headset or telephone. You do not need a webcam, but if you have one it would be useful.

Taught with: Mac OS X (Snow Leopard) / Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
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 XP 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 XP 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 XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
WebLearn Bytes: Tests and quizzes Currently
scheduled

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.
WebLearn timetables Will be
repeated

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Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This session is part of the annual Do: series - it may not be repeated.
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 Will be
repeated

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 Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term. Express an interest in this course
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 more advanced features of site management (access, groups and permissions); designing and building WebLearn pages; and tools to present existing materials or build new content within your WebLearn site.

Taught with: Windows XP 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 XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
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 XP 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 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 XP 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.
Windows 7: Fundamentals Self-study - any time

If you are new to Windows and using a personal computer, this self-study unit will help you to get started and explore some of the features.

Taught with: Windows Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Self-study - any time.
Windows XP: Fundamentals Self-study - any time

If you are new to Windows and using a personal computer, this self-study unit will help you to get started and explore some of the features.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Self-study - any time.
Windows: File management Self-study - any time

If you are getting started using Windows, this self-study course will help you get your files and documents organised.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Self-study - any time.
WISER: Alternatives to Google Reader Will be
repeated

Google is closing its popular feed reader, Google Reader on 1 July. This session will show case alternative RSS feed readers and advise on transferring your favourite feeds with minimum effort.

Taught with: N/A Provider: Bodleian Libraries
WISER: E-book readers Will be
repeated

How useful are e-book readers in academic work? Can they be used for accessing library materials? What are the features to look out for when considering purchase? These and similar questions will be considered with reference to the i-Pad, the Amazon Kindle and Sony Touch e-readers and smart phones.

Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: Every term. Express an interest in this course
WISER: E-books Subject to
demand

An overview of what is currently available and how to access them from the point of view of the student, the researcher and the academic.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: This course runs subject to demand. Express an interest in this course
WISER: Electronic resources in Theology and Philosophy Will be
repeated

This presentation is especially suitable for undergraduates preparing to work on a thesis or extended essays. It will also serve as a refresher, for all levels of study and research, covering Bibliographical databases, Primary texts and Bible studies, and will include new databases such as 20th Century Theologians.

Taught with: N/A Provider: Bodleian Libraries
WISER: Finding and Converting Geospatial Data Currently
scheduled

This course covers how to find and convert geospatial data and prepare it for digital mapmaking in ArcGIS. This is the preliminary stage of GIS work - see below for training in mapmaking itself.

Taught with: Windows Provider: Bodleian Libraries
WISER: Finding stuff - conferences Will be
repeated

Conference papers can be difficult to find but they are valuable because they describe cutting-edge research. This session will enable you to find out about forthcoming conferences and also to locate the published papers of proceedings which have taken place.

Provider: Bodleian Libraries
WISER: Finding stuff - 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.
WISER: Getting information to come to you Currently
scheduled

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.
WISER: 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
WISER: Mendeley for reference management 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.

Taught with: Windows/Mac Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: Every term.
WISER: Online resources for historians Currently
scheduled

A general introduction to the vast range of electronic resources which are available for all historical periods for 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
WISER: Open Access Oxford - what's happening? Check with
training provider

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

Taught with: N/A Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: This course runs throughout the year.
WISER: Research Impact - citation analysis tools Will be
repeated

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. Express an interest in this course
WISER: Research Impact I - who's citing you? Will be
repeated

An introduction to citation tracking as a tool for finding out who has cited your work. We will cover citation tracking using Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar and will include time for you to use each tool to find citations to your own work.

Taught with: N/A Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: Every term. Express an interest in this course
WISER: Research Impact II - tools of the trade Will be
repeated

An introduction to tools such as Journal Citation Reports, Web of Science, Scopus and Essential Science Indicators for calculating research impact in the Sciences and Social Sciences. We cover: finding journal Impact Factors, calculating your h-index, finding hot papers and authors, comparing research output of institutions and countries, and the emerging area of altmetrics.

Taught with: N/A Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
WISER: 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 and literary works.

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

Introduction to key information sources for the study of colonial America and US history up to 1990. Starting with finding tools to locate material, examples of source materials will then be shown including archival, microform, printed/online collections and useful web portals and audiovisual collections.

Provider: IT Learning Programme
WISER: Tech tools - reference management Currently
scheduled

Keeping track of your references and formatting them correctly for your thesis or publication is a chore. Reference management software makes it easy and is worth investigating. This introductory session gives an overview of how it works and the pros and cons of RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley.

Provider: Bodleian Libraries
WISER: Web Archiving - time travel on the web Check with
training provider

A basic introduction to the world of web archives. This session describes how web archives came into being, and introduces selected web archives and their potential uses.

Taught with: N/A Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: This course runs throughout the year.
WISER: 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 XP Provider: Bodleian Libraries Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Women in Science Editathon: Ada Lovelace Day 2013 Will not
be repeated

Ada Lovelace is widely held to have been the first computer programmer, and Ada Lovelace Day aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) by encouraging people around the world to talk about the women whose work they admire. This international day of celebration helps people learn about the achievements of women in STEM, inspiring others and creating new role models for young and old alike. A Wikipedia editathon celebrates the spirit of Ada Lovelace Day by helping people learn about the contribution of individual women to the world of science, and the aim of our editathon is to add to and improve the coverage of individuals, events and resources related to women in science. Come along to learn about how Wikipedia works and contribute a greater understanding of the role of women in science!

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: This was a one-off event and will not be repeated.
Word 2010: What's new (self study) Self-study - any time

If you are new to Word 2010, but have used an earlier version of Word, this self-study unit will help you to explore some of the features that are new.

Taught with: Windows Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Self-study - any time.
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 XP 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 XP 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 XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Word: Creating your CV Will be
repeated

This practical course is being run in collaboration with the Careers Service. The aim is to help you to prepare an application that successfully marries the desired information within your CV, covering letter and your online presence.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Word: Fundamentals Currently
scheduled

This course shows how to create, edit, format and print simple documents using Microsoft Word.

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

This workshop will provide all the guidance and advice you need to set up a WordPress site from scratch. You will then add your own content to build the site to meet your needs.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term.
Working with Word: Tracking and reviewing changes Will be
repeated

Documents are frequently passed around between teams of people with amendments added at every stage. The aim of this course is to help you manage and understand how to control these and end up with a clean version fit for final use. 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 and you are encouraged to bring examples of your own problems for solving.

Taught with: Windows XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in this course
Working with Word: Mailing lists Currently
scheduled

One of the most useful things to be able 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 XP Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.
Writing for the Web Currently
scheduled

This introductory course looks at how people actually read copy online and how you need to prepare, write and edit your copy to meet that reality. The course is editorial rather than technical in emphasis and will cover the principles and techniques involved in getting text right for an online environment. You are encouraged to bring in examples of your own work in order to put together your own strategy for writing online copy that works.

Provider: IT Learning Programme Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability.