do: New to BOS? Overview and practical tips for conducting your survey

This do: talk will provide an overview of BOS features, including types of questions supported, skip-logic function, question pre-population, questionnaire distribution options, and results visualisation features.  There will be an opportunity for supported hands-on exploration of BOS features.

Intended audience;  for those who are new to BOS or have only a small amount of experience with this survey service.  For the hands-on part of the session, participants will need their own BOS account.  this can be their Oxford University BOS account, or a free, 30-day demo account which can be created ahead of the talk (instructions to follow)

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Speaker: Joana Lopes

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Click on this link to see Joana’s Presentation – PowerPoint Presentation

Click here for a copy of the exercise – Do_BOS_Feb17_Exercise

 

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do: Developing a skills tracking smartphone App at Oxford and beyond

There never seems to be enough time to track the way your skills are developing. An important part of anyone’s professional development is to keep a continuous record of the key skills, knowledge, behaviours and attitudes they are acquiring.

This do: talk will demonstrate a brand new electronic tool which makes working with professional development frameworks simple, quick and useful to researchers and others.

Hear about the experience of developing this tool as a smartphone app, and also find out about how the project obtained funding and is about to go beyond Oxford.

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Speaker: John Miles

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do: is a series of lunch time talks that highlight the use of IT technology in support of business systems and processes in the University.

The new season of talks will run in Hilary term 2018.

Many of our events are recorded.  w   means that a talk is to be webcast (links for you to connect to the webcast are usually displayed below).

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do: How WebLearn can reduce the administration burden

WebLearn is a great resource for teaching and learning, but did you know that it also has tools which can help with the administrative burden, so you can become more effective and efficient?

This do: session will focus on these WebLearn tools: Surveys, Sign-up, Calendar, Announcements and Email Archives. The talk will be relevant and useful for administrators and researchers.

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Speaker: Fawei Geng

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do: International Rescue

In an environment as internationally diverse as the University our Office documents have to cope with wide variation in languages, character sets and convents.  Names in many cultures aren’t “first-name surname” pairs, characters can be shredded as documents open, dates can be backwards or on different calendars and just how do you get that curly bit under a “C”?

This do: talk explores features and tips around Microsoft Office to help you navigate around the pitfalls.

Intended audience is anybody who works with the Office documents containing international elements.

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Speaker: Duncan Young

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International Rescue – Presentation

Chinese text example

International Dates

International Dates2

MM Intl Letter

MM Intl Letter

International Names (final) – split

International Names (final) – Fuzz1

International Names (final) – fuzz2

 

 

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do: Getting MS Access to do it for you

This do: talk will look at how MS Access is a widely available database package in which training is readily available via the IT Learning Centre – so why not see if Access can do some of your work for you?

This session will run through a few problems Access can help you to avoid, pick out ten time- or hassle-saving tips that might help you use Access to lighten your workload, and run through using an Access database not just as a place to store information, but as a versatile tool that can help you manage your data much more efficiently.

Intended Audience: anyone working with data who needs to find a more efficient storage and management solution, or who is using Access but thinks they could probably get more out of it.

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Speaker: Abby Hipkin

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do: Creating a Web Content Strategy

This do: talk by Georgina (Web Project manager and Content Creator, Ashmolean) discusses the four elements of content strategy: structure, substance, workflow, governance.

She will cover Reading for Web best practice, using a Digital Style Guide and creating a Digital Knowledge Group training plan.

Intended audience; Comms editors, anyone thinking or redoing their site, site owners and digital content editors.

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Speaker: Georgina Brooke

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Contact details: georgina.brooke@ashmus.ox.ac.uk

Please click on the link below to view a copy of the PowerPoint Presentation Georgina used in her session;

IT Services Do- session PP – Georgina Brookes

 

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SharePoint, what is it?

Running an academic or training programme can mean grappling with several systems, lots of spreadsheets and, as a consequence, endless versions.

This do: talk will consider how to use SharePoint to successfully run the administrative side of a programme, to make things more efficient and allow you to share departments as well as students with useful sources of clear, current information. It will interest anyone who is interesting in setting up a SharePoint site for their department.

You will hear about using SharePoint to run a programme more efficiently, maintaining good communications and hosting resources.

Speaker: Sean Nightingale

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Sean’s email: sean.nightingale@dpag.ox.ac.uk

Humanities SharePoint site – https://sharepoint.nexus.ox.ac.uk/training

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SharePoint Courses – run twice a term;

Getting Started with SharePoint at Oxford

Inheriting a SharePoint Site

Oxford Committee Sites

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Welcome to do: 2017

do: is a series of lunch time talks that highlight the use of IT technology in support of business systems and processes in the University.  Below a list of this terms talks which will run throughout Hilary: details below;

do: SharePoint, what is it? – 23rd January

What is SharePoint and how can it help you.  Find out some basics and how a department is planning on using it to provide an intranet – to book click here.

do: Creating a Web Content Strategy – 30th January

In this talk Georgina (Web Project Manager and Content Creator, Ashmolean) discusses the four elements of content strategy: Structure, substance, workflow, governance.  she will cover Reading for the Web best practice, using a Digital Style Guide and creating a Digital Knowledge Group training plan – to book click here.

do: Getting MS Access to do it for you – 6th February

MS Access is a widely available database package in which training is readily available via IT Services – so why not see if Access can do some of your work for you?  This talk will run through a few problems Access can help you to avoid, pick out ten time or hassle saving tips that might help you use Access to lighten your workload – to book click here.

do: International Rescue – 13th February

In an environment as internationally diverse as the University our Office documents have to cope with wide variation in languages, character sets and conventions. Names in many cultures aren’t “first-name surname” pairs, characters can be shredded as documents open, dates can be backwards or on different calendars and just how do you get that curly bit under a “c”? This talk explores features and tips around Microsoft Office to help you navigate around the pitfalls – to book click here.

do: Developing a skills-tracking smartphone app at Oxford and beyond – 20th February

There never seems to be enough time to track the way your skills are developing. An important part of anyone’s professional development is to keep a continuous record of the key skills, knowledge, behaviours and attitudes they are acquiring. This do: talk will demonstrate a brand new electronic tool which makes working with professional development frameworks simple, quick and useful to researchers and others.  Hear about the experience of developing this tool as a smartphone app, and find out about how the project obtained funding and is about to go beyond Oxford – to book click here.

do: New to BOS? Overview and practical tips for conducting your survey – 27th February

Joana will provide an overview of BOS features, including types of questions supported, skip-logic function, question pre-population, questionnaire distribution options, and results visualisation features. There will be an opportunity for supported hands-on exploration of BOS features – to book click here.

do: How Web Learn can reduce the administration burden – 6th March

Web Learn is a great resource for teaching and learning, but did you know that it also has tools which can help with the administrative burden, so you can become more effective and efficient?  This do: session will focus on these WebLearn tools: Surveys, Sign-up, Calendar, Announcements and Email Archives. The talk will be relevant and useful for administrators and researchers – to book click here.

Many if not all of our events are recorded and/or live streamed as a simultaneous webcast.  w means that a talk is to be webcast (links for you to connect to the webcast are given with each talk).

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do: Lunch Time Talks 2017

do: is a series of lunch time talks that highlight the use of IT technology in support of business systems and processes in the University.

The new season of talks will run through Hilary term 2017: more details of these talks will become available in January with links provided to book your places.

Many of our events are recorded and/or live streamed as a simultaneous webcast. w means that a talk is to be webcast (links for you to connect to the webcast are given with each talk).

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do: is a series of lunch time talks that highlight the use of IT technology in support of business systems and processes in the University.

The new season of talks will run in Hilary term 2017.

Many of our events are recorded.   w   means that a talk is to be webcast (links for you to connect to the webcast are given below).

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do: SharePoint 2013 – the look and feel

Do you look after one of the many University SharePoint sites, or do you use SharePoint to liaise with your colleagues? Did you know that the University is migrating to SharePoint version 2013, this term?

The new version does look different, so this do: talk is a great opportunity to hear from a SharePoint 2013 guru. Come along to this session to find out how SharePoint 2013 differs in look and feel from the previous version. Start thinking about how this will affect your site/s.

Sean Nightingale, Service Desk Manager at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, shares his wide experience of building and maintaining SharePoint sites. He will discuss design options, settings and sharing content.

Speaker: Sean Nightingale
sean.nightingale@dpag.ox.ac.uk
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do: Stay safe online

If you want to keep your computer, portable devices and personal data safe, then this do: talk is for you.

Online crime costs the world economy over £250 billion a year, causing incalculable distress and inconvenience to boot. Our aim is to help you make sense of the technical jargon and, most importantly, show you how to recognise and avoid everything the online crooks and chancers throw at you.

Speaker: Duncan Tooke
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do: Frameworks – a skills tracker for smartphones

There never seems to be enough time to track the way your skills are developing. An important part of anyone’s professional development is to keep a continuous record of the key skills, knowledge, behaviours and attitudes they are acquiring.

This do: talk will demonstrate a brand new electronic tool which makes working with professional development frameworks simple, quick and useful to researchers and others.

Hear about the experience of developing this tool as a smartphone app, and also find out about how the project obtained funding through the IT Innovation Seed Fund.

This do: talk covers topics of Smartphone apps; Researcher Development; Professional Development.

Speaker: John Miles
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do: Chorus – How Chorus will change the way you communicate

Everyone across the University who uses a phone will be migrated to the new Chorus service, between April 2016 and the end of 2017. How will this affect the way you communicate and work with colleagues? Come along to our do: talk and find out!

In this do: talk, we’ll provide a live demonstration of how Chorus works across computers and mobile devices, showing some its new features and functions. We will also discuss the migration process, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions about the Chorus migration and the changes it will bring.

Chorus replaces the University’s existing telephone systems with a new, modern service that supports mobile devices such as laptops and smartphones, video and voice conference calls, instant messaging and online presence, easy access to voicemail through a web browser, and collaborative working tools.

Speaker: Alan Williamson
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do: Engaging audiences in situ using mobile

Oxford University Museums are utilising mobile to improve their public engagement offer. They are providing deep, interactive content in situ in the galleries, as well as improving their understanding of how visitors choose to use and move through their spaces. Come and hear about how they are introducing wifi throughout the museum sites.
This do: session will include a presentation and time for questions and answers.

Jess is the Digital Partnership Manager for Oxford University Museums. She co-ordinates shared digital activity across the four museums: this includes the recent project to launch public Wi-Fi across the museums and a number of projects to develop mobile engagement platforms for use in the gallery spaces.

Speaker: Jessica Suess
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do: Using WebLearn to reduce the burden of administering a course

WebLearn is a great resource for teaching and learning, but did you know that it also has tools which can help with the administrative burden, so you can become more effective and efficient?
This do: session will focus on these WebLearn tools: Surveys, Sign-up, Calendar, Announcements and Email Archives. The talk will be relevant and useful for administrators and researchers.

Speaker: Fawei Geng
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do: Sharing and collaborating inside and outside the University

How do we share mailboxes, calendars, tasks and workflows with a manager, a team, external partners? This session will introduce you to some of the tools and techniques that the University uses for sharing and collaborating with colleagues: an everyday challenge that we all face.

Find out how to set up a shared mailbox/calendar if for example you are a PI or PA. Learn about using OneNote and Outlook together, and about using OneNote for notes and as a task manager. See how to share notes and tasks using OneNote.
This do: session will be a mixture of presentation and short demos.

Lyn is passionate not about technology for its own sake but for how it can help us do our jobs more effectively and efficiently. She writes an occasional blog on this topic, Technology at Work, here: https://blogs.it.ox.ac.uk/technology-at-work/

Speaker: Lyn Waddington
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do: A quick guide to live streaming with Periscope

This will be a short guide to using the app Periscope.

Periscope is new live-streaming app which already has a huge following around the world – it is the Apple App of the Year. With Periscope, audiences can watch an event and interact, as it is happening. Depending on the time of day and the subject matter, many more viewers can also watch on the replay.

Find out how you could use Periscope as part of your public engagement, for work, research or leisure. The Periscope app is free and owned by Twitter. It works on smart devices including iOS and Android. Periscope TV channels have also been launched, which act as a platform for the top Periscopers today.

Come along to this interactive do: session for a demonstration on how the app works, the pitfalls and the benefits. People are encouraged to join in and ask questions.

Speaker: Jane Yates
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do: Evernote — Note taking, keeping and organising

Evernote is a free app available for Windows, Mac, smartphones, etc. that can help you note down information, organise it, use it and archive it. It has been used by authors, cooks, project managers, software developers, and can be especially useful for researchers.

https://evernote.com/

Speaker: Sofia Hauck
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