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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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do: Organise your meetings more effectively!

This do: session will look at often-overlooked aspects of planning and running meetings. We’ll cover initial planning, pre-meetings, agenda, running the meeting, accessibility, environment, technology, chairing styles, minutes and follow-up. The session goal is to enable you to achieve greater … Continue reading

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————————-do: Lunchtime talks ————————————

————————————————————————————————————————————————– 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 2016: details of the … Continue reading

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do: Time management

Beth Asbury is an administrator at the Pitt Rivers Museum and she has several years of experience in similar positions elsewhere. She has had time management training, which she finds invaluable and is happy to share some of the tips … Continue reading

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do: Managing mailing lists

This do: talk is for those who use mailing lists regularly and particularly for those managing them.  We will look at some common time-saving tricks and have time for general discussion about best practice in mailing list use. We’ll cover: … Continue reading

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do: Managing versions of program code with Git

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. We apologise that this event has been cancelled

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do: Nothing (and your staff and reputation could be at risk on social media)

Social networking sites are great engagement tools for the University. But these can be a fraudster’s paradise. Social media is a target for “social engineering attacks” which harm your professional reputation, can shame the University and put your staff at … Continue reading

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do: Soothing course admin headaches with SharePoint

Running an academic or training programme can mean grappling with several systems, lots of spreadsheets and, as a consequence, version control issues. This talk will consider how to run the administrative side of a programme in SharePoint to make things … Continue reading

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do: Win friends and influence people using Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project can be an effective aid to accommodating the differences your colleagues bring to your project/event/research, and can enable you to keep your colleagues happy and get the job done. Do this successfully and you will create effective, collaborative … Continue reading

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do: Fifteen favourite functions – making Excel easier

In Excel you’ll soon discover the power of a well-chosen function. The problem is there are so many it’s hard to know what might be useful. This talk takes 15 favourites of mine and shows you how to use them … Continue reading

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do: SharePoint an administration and collaboration workspace

Sharepoint is a powerful tool that can help you organise and share information, has granular security and is accessible from anywhere. This  do: talk is for anyone who needs to share information and wants to spend less time on admin. … Continue reading

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do: Running committees with SharePoint

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. It will interest anyone who looks after a committee or working group, who … Continue reading

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