do: How to become a Communications Ninja – practical tips for engaging your audience

Find out the tricks of communication (online and offline) by exploring real-life examples backed up by various fields of research, to help you become a Communications Ninja. This do: talk by Xavier Laurent and Stephen Burholt will cover practical tips on … Continue reading

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do: Nexus 365 – using Teams for collaborative projects in Oxford SU

Find out how Oxford SU are using Nexus 365 Teams to work collaboratively on projects.  This do: talk by Sarah Bradley will look at real life examples of how Teams has improved efficiency and supported faster decision-making in Oxford SU. If you are looking to reduce … Continue reading

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do: Wikidata in a university – the Oracle of Data

Which is the oldest surviving organisation founded by an Oxford graduate? Which Oxford alumni have won professional awards but not an honorary degree? Which buildings in Oxford are named after women? Wikidata is a system for answering questions by joining … Continue reading

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do: Lunchtime talks 2019

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 2019: details of the talks … Continue reading

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do: 2018 is done

Below is a list of archived talks from 2018.

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do: Trails, tours and technology in the University’s museums

This do: talk is a combined talk about some of the recent projects undertaken by staff at GLAM (the University’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums), using technology to make the collections more accessible to more diverse audiences and disabled visitors. The Joint … Continue reading

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do: From innovation challenge to spinout – Inkpath

This do: talk , delivered by the Founder and CTO of Inkpath (and former Oxford Humanities Division Training Officer and Wadham College Research Associate), will tell the story of Inkpath’s technical development and the challenges and opportunities that come with … Continue reading

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do: Why is Easter early this year? An Excel adventure in dates & times

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: Display more than 24 hrs in a cell Discover custom date/time formats … Continue reading

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do: How to hold a brilliant meeting

This do: talk by Tony Brett will look at aspects of meetings people often overlook when planning and running them. The presentation will draw on the speaker’s extensive experience of convening and chairing meetings in academic administration and IT as … Continue reading

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do: More than a walk in the park – a database for hikers and walkers

This do: talk by John Ireland will look at how Microsoft Access can be used to create a simple but highly effective database to solve a practical need – in this example for planning and recording hill walking routes. The … Continue reading

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do: Transforming absence management with TeamSeer

Medical Sciences Division IT Services is part of Medical Sciences Divisional Office and it led a venture into Team Seer for MSD Office with its 20 staff. The MSD HR team added the other 80 later in 2017. This do: … Continue reading

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do: Working securely on the move

The days of the 9 to 5 desk job are long gone. These days, our office could be pretty much anywhere in the world. Whether you’re working from home, getting through some work on the train, or rushing a deadline … Continue reading

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