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  1. course pack | Publicly viewable

    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.

  2. course pack | Publicly viewable

    This session provides a non-technical introduction to the basic principles and mechanics underlying work in any computer language and gives general guidance in what to look for when evaluating project proposals and coding progress.

  3. learning pathway | Publicly viewable

    Relational databases can provide a powerful way of managing your data, and there is a wide range of learning material available to help you learn to use it. Our databases teacher suggests pathways to lead you through the resources you need.

  4. playlist | Oxford only

    This varied library of on-demand videos will help you develop your IT skills

  5. course pack | Publicly viewable

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

  6. website | Publicly viewable

    View the IT Services webpage for information about getting started with Nexus at Oxford.

  7. website | Publicly viewable

    A series of videos, webinars and code examples to help you get the most out of MATLAB.

  8. course pack | Oxford only

    This overview offers a comprehensive introduction to the iLife suite and covers all the applications within. The course emphasises the intuitive nature of the suite, and the way iLife works collaboratively with media to achieve results that consistently deliver professional standards

  9. course pack | Oxford only | v. 2013

    This one-day course will provide an introduction to MS Project 2013.

  10. playlist | Oxford only | v. 2013

    Some clips to show the wordprocessor's functionality in a formal document setting

  11. playlist | Oxford only | v. 2013

    Essential Excel skills to be comfortable with before attending this course.

  12. course pack | Publicly viewable

    This course will teach you the basics of producing and shooting a professional-looking short video.

  13. course pack | Publicly viewable

    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.

  14. course pack | Publicly viewable

    Creating an online presence can open up your research and teaching (or any interest!) to a global audience and is now essential in promoting yourself professionally to the outside world

  15. course pack | Oxford only

    WebLearn is a web-based Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which provides tools to support teaching and learning, assessment, collaboration, communication and sharing of resources.

  16. course pack | Publicly viewable

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

  17. course pack | Oxford only

    PHP is a widely used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML.

  18. website | Publicly viewable

    This 'free' downloadable book is written by Mark Wood, a freelance Apple Certified Trainer who occassionally teaches Aperture, Apple's professional photography application, as part of the IT Learning Programme.

  19. course pack | Oxford only

    This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the Mac operating system (currently Mountain Lion) and how to navigate it. Core security settings are discussed and you should feel confident in starting to use a Mac for your day-to-day computing needs after attending this course.

  20. playlist | Oxford only | v. 2013

    If you are new to Microsoft Office, here is an opportunity to get your skills started in Word, Excel, and Office.
    With a series of videos, you can follow the simple step-by-step instructions, working at your own pace.

  21. on-line course | Publicly viewable | v. Windows 8

    Learn how to get around your PC. An online tutorial from Microsoft shows you around this version of Windows.

  22. website | Publicly viewable

    This 'free' downloadable book is written by Mark Wood, a freelance Apple Certified Trainer who occassionally teaches Aperture, Apple's professional photography application, as part of the IT Learning Programme.

  23. website | Publicly viewable

    This 'free' downloadable book is written by Mark Wood, a freelance Apple Certified Trainer who occassionally teaches Aperture, Apple's professional photography application, as part of the IT Learning Programme.

  24. hands-on task | Publicly viewable

    Visit the Lynda.com website and explore the wealth of how-to videos available free for Oxford members

  25. playlist | Oxford only

    An introductory list of clips for Audacity

  26. video | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    Watch this video to make the switch to Excel 2013 from earlier versions of Excel.

  27. video | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    Watch this video to make the switch to Outlook 2013 from earlier versions of Outlook.

  28. video | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    Watch this video to make the switch to Word 2013 from earlier versions of Word.

  29. video | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    Watch this video to make the switch to PowerPoint 2013 from earlier versions of PowerPoint.

  30. video | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    Watch this video to make the switch to Access 2013 from earlier versions of Access.

  31. video | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    Watch these videos to make the switch to Office 2013 from earlier versions of Office.

  32. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    Use Word to carry out a mail merge - sending a standard letter to many recipients, with personalised content. A hands-on course for administrative support staff.

  33. playlist | Oxford only | v. 2013

    This course is an introduction to using VBA in Excel. VBA is a powerful programming language that can be used to add functionaility to your spreadsheets.

  34. playlist | Oxford only | v. 2013

    This course is an introduction to using VBA in Access. VBA is a powerful programming language that can be used to add functionaility to your databases.

  35. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2010

    Using Word, Excel and Outlook together, to send personalised emails to a list of recipients

  36. article | Publicly viewable | v. 2010

    Learn where to save your custom templates, and where to look to find the important Normal template (separate guide for using Word with Windows7 or with Mac Mountain Lion OS7).

  37. article | Publicly viewable | v. 2010

    If you prefer to type keystrokes, as a way of controlling Word, this useful article lists the keystrokes you can use in Word

  38. website | Publicly viewable | v. 2010

    The Office 2010 ribbon, common to all of the Office 2010 applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook, is quite different from the menus available in previous Office versions. Discover some interactive guides that will help you track down your most-used menu options in the new ribbon.

  39. software | Oxford only | v. 2010

    Find out about Nexus, Oxford's email service. Through Nexus you can also get access to a calendar, address book, and to-do-list. You can share your Nexus folders (calendar, email, contacts etc) with other Nexus users.

  40. course pack | Publicly viewable

    You can dramatically improve the videos you take with a mobile phone, with a few tips and tricks from the professionals

  41. course pack | Oxford only

    “First to mind when asked what ‘the cloud’ is, a majority respond it’s either an actual cloud, the sky, or something related to weather.” - Citrix Cloud Survey Guide (August 2012)

  42. course pack | Publicly viewable

    Does your research paper or departmental web site need eye-catching 3D visuals?

  43. course pack | Publicly viewable

    This workshop will provide an introduction to the basic functions of NVivo 10 through hands-on exercises in preparing, managing and analysing qualitative data.

  44. course pack | Publicly viewable

    A brief introduction to key assistive technology and apps that might help you to work and study more efficiently.

  45. course pack | Oxford only

    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.

  46. course pack | Publicly viewable

    Matlab is a high-performance language for technical computing.

  47. video | Publicly viewable

    A video illustrating some key issues in research data management – and why these matter

  48. video | Publicly viewable

    Bubbl.us is a free web application which you can use to create mind maps online

  49. on-line course | Publicly viewable

    Bubbl.us is a free web application which you can use to create mind maps online

  50. on-line course | Publicly viewable

    A free interactive course covering key research data management issues, designed for doctoral students and anyone else planning a project using digital data.

  51. article | Publicly viewable

    Ways of making sure that your data is kept safe

  52. article | Oxford only

    Resources for developing your IT skills further

  53. article | Publicly viewable

    EndNote for Windows comes with a set of Word document templates. Learn how to use these to create a paper for one of the well-known academic journals.

  54. article | Publicly viewable

    Naming your files accurately and clearly can save you time when searching for documents later, and avoid confusion.

  55. article | Publicly viewable

    Think about ways of keeping track of the different versions of a document as it is repeatedly revised

  56. article | Publicly viewable

    An article that helps you think about structuring your research data and ensuring that it's properly documented

  57. website | Publicly viewable

    Visit the Research Data Oxford website provided by the University's Research Services.

  58. software | Publicly viewable

    Dropbox is a file synchronisation service

  59. software | Publicly viewable

    4shared is an online storage facility where registered users can store their text, audio, video, photo, and other files

  60. software | Publicly viewable

    Bubbl.us is a free web application which you can use to create mind maps online

  61. software | Oxford only

    Microsoft Office 365 for Students: student copies of Office 365 Pro Plus are now available free of charge for Oxford University members

  62. software | Publicly viewable

    AllMyNotes Organizer is a personal information management application

  63. software | Oxford only

    Keep your data safe and protect it from being corrupted or accidentally deleted, using Oxford's free HFS service

  64. software | Publicly viewable

    An open source version control system that can be used for document management

  65. software | Publicly viewable

    View the IT Learning Programme web page for information about the learning resources available for different Microsoft Office versions.

  66. event | Publicly viewable

    Wikipedia edit-a-thon: create or improve Wikipedia articles about women scientists and their achievements.

    This event is part of a series of events hosted by IT Services and the Bodleian Libraries to celebrate the bicentenary of Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer.

  67. learning activity | Oxford only

    This one-day course introduces the concept of regression and then extends this to multiple regression using practical, real examples.

  68. hands-on task | Publicly viewable

    Try out the snip tool to take a quick screen capture, for example so as to report an error message that has appeared

  69. playlist | Oxford only

    some clips to introduce the Audacity interface

  70. course pack | Publicly viewable

    Scribus is a free, open source desktop publishing application that runs on Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. It is emminently suitable for creating posters, leaflets and brochures, and booklets up to about a hundred pages or so. This course book uses Scribus to introduce you to the main concepts of desktop publishing.

  71. course pack | Oxford only

    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. We will first learn how PDF files are created and look at formatting and manipulation of PDFs. We will then discuss annotating PDFs and completing PDF forms.

  72. course pack | Publicly viewable

    This is the course book that accompanies the Programming Concepts course. The course 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.

  73. course pack | Oxford only

    This course introduces the SPSS command language, also called syntax

  74. course pack | Oxford only

    In this course you will first learn some simple command line programming with basic flow control in Java, then move on to see how these programming concepts relate directly to real life objects

  75. course pack | Oxford only

    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 module 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.

  76. on-line course | Publicly viewable

    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.

  77. course pack | Oxford only

    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.

  78. course pack | Oxford only

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

  79. course pack | Oxford only

    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 course will cover the basics of the language.

  80. course pack | Oxford only

    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. Find out how to get started, grow your following, and hone your tweeting style to maximise your impact.

  81. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 9

    This course book and related exercise files introduce you to the basic features of NVivo 9, one of the leading qualitative data analysis applications.

  82. course pack | Oxford only

    This course will give you a comprehensive introduction to Linux (the open source operating system).

  83. course pack | Oxford only

    This session covers the fundamentals of working in MapInfo. MapInfo is a geographical information system (GIS) that is very popular among entry-level users due to its low cost and ease of use. GIS is software that is designed to store, query, analyse, process and visualise spatial data.

  84. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 10

    This course pack will provide an introduction to the basic functions of NVivo 10 through exercises in preparing, managing and analysing qualitative data.