introduction

85 resource(s) found!
  1. playlist | Oxford only

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

  2. learning pathway | Publicly viewable

    Preparing a paper, creating a presentation and designing a poster for a conference can all be daunting activities, but by planning ahead and getting some basic skills, the process can run more smoothly. The IT Learning Programme has courses that will give you all the skills.

  3. 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.

  4. course pack | Oxford only

    ArcGIS Explorer is a free, basic and easy-to-use geographic information system (GIS). GIS is used for making maps and performing spatial queries and analysis. While the functionality of Explorer is very limited, and probably inadequate for many university-level users, it is taught here as an important stepping stone to the more complex and powerful ArcGIS Desktop.

  5. course pack | Publicly viewable

    GIMP is a free cross-platform image manipulation program. It has a similar feature set to Adobe Photoshop. This course is an introduction to the tool.

  6. learning activity | Oxford only

    This is an on-line self-study course for the popular Python programming language.
    The teacher writes some notes about the way the course runs, and some things to think about before you commit to taking the course.

  7. course pack | Oxford only

    An introduction to using some of the more advanced data manipulation commands in Stata including commands which are commonly used within programs. The course also covers the basic commands required to write your own programs in Stata.

  8. 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.

  9. course pack | Publicly viewable

    Matlab is a high-performance language for technical computing.

  10. article | Publicly viewable

    A brief introduction to Programming Style - some things to consider when choosing layout, naming variables, and adding comments to your programs.

  11. playlist | Oxford only

    Playlist for 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. CS6

    Dreamweaver is one of the most popular website authoring tools. This course book and related exercises introduce you to the Dreamweaver development environment and shows you how to create a simple web site.

  15. course pack | Oxford only | v. CS6

    In this session you will be introduced to the fundamental tools and features of Photoshop, including working with layers and selections.

  16. course pack | Oxford only | v. CS5

    This course book and related exercise files introduce you to the basic features of InDesign, one of the leading Desk Top Publishing (DTP) applications.

  17. course pack | Oxford only

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

  18. website | Publicly viewable

    View the IT Services webpage for information about WebEx, a web conferencing service.

  19. 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.

  20. course pack | Publicly viewable

    This course covers basic concepts in exploratory data analysis and statistical modelling using R

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. course pack | Publicly viewable

    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.

  24. course pack | Oxford only

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

  25. video | Oxford only

    Watch this video for an introduction to digital photography

  26. playlist | Oxford only

    Watch these videos to prepare for the PHP workshop.

  27. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. CS6

    This course book and related exercise files introduce you to the basic features of InDesign, one of the leading Desk Top Publishing (DTP) applications.

  28. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2010

    This introductory course covers some basic statistical concepts and is intended for staff who need to use statisitical information in their work but may also be useful for research staff who want to refresh their knowledge of simple statistics

  29. course pack | Publicly viewable

    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.

  30. 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.

  31. course pack | Oxford only

    This course introduces the SPSS command language, also called syntax

  32. course pack | Publicly viewable

    Interactive whiteboards (sometimes called 'Smart Boards' after Smart Technologies product) can be a valuable teaching tool, but they are often perceived as being yet another technology to get to grips with.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. course pack | Publicly viewable

    This course covers the basic concepts of SQL, a programming language designed for managing data held in a relational database management system

  36. course pack | Oxford only

    C++ is one of the most popular and powerful programming languages.

  37. learning activity | Publicly viewable

    This activity should be read before you come along on the JavaScript or PHP taught courses. It is also relevant to many other programming languages.

  38. 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.

  39. course pack | Oxford only

    Podcasting is a method of distributing digital media over the Internet via subscription, 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.

  40. 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

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. course pack | Oxford only

    This course introduces some aspects of discovery, creation, and use of digital images.

  44. video | Oxford only

    An introduction to the basics of Database Design

  45. playlist | Oxford only | v. X8

    A first look at EndNote - an app for storing and managing references and creating bibliographies

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. course pack | Publicly viewable

    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.

  50. 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.

  51. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. X7

    A first look at EndNote - a tool for storing and managing references and creating bibliographies
    [note this is not a current course]

  52. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. X8

    A first look at EndNote - an app for storing and managing references and creating bibliographies

  53. course pack | Oxford only | v. CS6

    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.

  54. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. CS6

    This course book and related exercise files builds on the techniques covered by the InDesign: Introduction course to help you create professional documents, brochures and other printed publications.

  55. course pack | Oxford only | v. CS5

    This course book and related exercise files builds on the techniques covered by the InDesign: Introduction course to help you create professional documents, brochures and other printed publications.

  56. course pack | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

    This session provides an introduction to statistical functionality in Excel where you will learn how to use various tools to perform a core set of statistical operations including mean, standard deviation, frequency, goodness of fit, t tests, ANOVA, correlation and regression and then display the results in charts such as histograms.

  57. course pack | Oxford only | v. 2013

    This session provides an introduction to effective tools and techniques for planning, creating and maintaining spreadsheets. It shows you how to find and solve existing errors as well as introducing procedures that prevent new errors arising. The session also explains how to evaluate and “tame” a spreadsheet that you inherit so that you can deploy it effectively.

  58. 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.

  59. 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.

  60. course pack | Publicly viewable

    Keeping track of your references and formatting them correctly for your thesis or publication can be a chore. This introductory session gives an overview of how it works and the pros and cons of some tools available.

  61. course pack | Publicly viewable

    These course notes and exercises build on your basic knowledge of GIMP from the Digital Images: GIMP Introduction course. GIMP is a free cross-platform image manipulation program. It has a similar feature set to Adobe Photoshop.

  62. 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.

  63. 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.

  64. course pack | Oxford only

    This course is an introduction to Stata

  65. course pack | Oxford only

    This course covers many of the most commonly used and most useful commands for more complex (and more realistic) data manipulation and analysis

  66. course pack | Publicly viewable

    A practical introduction to the creation of a video

  67. 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

  68. course pack | Oxford only

    Basic introduction to HTML & CSS

  69. course pack | Publicly viewable

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

  70. course pack | Oxford only

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

  71. course pack | Publicly viewable

    Learn to add styles and layouts to your web pages using CSS.

  72. course pack | Oxford only

    Introduction to Blockly, a generic, visual interface for building code algorithms that can then be translated into several popular programming languages. Aimed at those who have attended the Programming: Concepts course (either version).

  73. course pack | Oxford only

    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.

  74. 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.

  75. on-line course | Oxford only

    This on-line skills course for members of Oxford University provides an introduction to the issues surrounding plagiarism

  76. on-line course | Oxford only

    Thinking in a systematic, yet creative, manner about raising the resources you need to start a new venture

  77. on-line course | Oxford only

    An introduction to good practice in research, including links to related University of Oxford policy and guidance.

  78. 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.

  79. on-line course | Oxford only

    Understanding why and how entrepreneurial opportunities arise and how to evaluate ideas

  80. hands-on task | Publicly viewable

    In this task you will explore a modular, subject-based bibliographical database, Oxford Bibliographies On-Line, OBO

  81. playlist | Oxford only

    Some videos to introduce ideas around online presence.

  82. playlist | Publicly viewable

    ATLAS.ti is a workbench for the qualitative analysis of large bodies of textual, graphical, audio and video data. It offers a variety of features and advanced analysis tools for analysing, coding, and visualising a wide range of qualitative data (e.g., text, image, video, audio, geo-data, and Twitter data).

  83. course pack | Oxford only

    This four-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. ArcGIS Explorer is designed to store, query, analyse, process, and visualise spatial data. It is typically used for making maps and performing spatial analysis.

  84. 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)

  85. video | Oxford only | v. 2007

    Watch videos to learn about pivot tables and see how they are made