do: Chorus in action

Chorus is the University of Oxford’s new unified communications service. It will replace existing telephony systems in a phased approach by 2017 and offer new ways for people across the University to work better together. We apologise that this event … Continue reading

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do: Backing up your data to the HFS

Do you have data that you don’t want to lose? You can keep it safe with the HFS, IT Services’ Backup and Archive service. You can back up work-related data currently on your machine; or, if you have data that’s … Continue reading

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do: Me, myself and IT: solving business problems with IT, a case study

The Exams and Assessments team have been using IT to tackle various administrative problems. This do: session will be a case study of some of the things they have been working on and the systems used to tackle the business … Continue reading

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do: Code with your kids

This do: session explores what computer programming is all about, why it’s fun to learn and what free software is available to help get started. It also explains how parents can support the new computing curriculum. No knowledge of coding … Continue reading

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

Although WebLearn is useful for teaching and learning, 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: … Continue reading

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do: Lunchtime talks 2014

—————————————————————–————————————————————————————————————————————————- 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 talks that were given in the Spring 2014 season are described below. If … Continue reading

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do: An Excel adventure in dates and times

Why is Easter late this year? 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. Learn how to work with dates … Continue reading

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do: The Zen of Visual Analytics in a Big Data World

Come and find out how we can leverage the ‘Cycle of Visual Analysis’ to find a needle in the haystack of Big Data world. The human visual system is powerful, and when we add fast, intuitive interaction to this experience, … 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, endless version control issues. This do: talk will consider how to run the administrative side of a programme in SharePoint, to … 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. This talk will present a practical introduction to common tasks … Continue reading

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do: Mailing groups of people at Oxford

Sending email to one person is easy, but when you’re sending to lots of people there are multiple options. The options may depend on who will use the group, who is in it, how you want to process responses, as … 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. You may wish to try to ‘go paperless’ and have everything available from … Continue reading

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do: Send emails and documents safely

This do: session describes how you can use both University and other software & services to exchange documents with your colleagues securely. Hear about using OxFile and SharePoint, passwords and encryption and how to keep safe and comply with University … 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 found time management training invaluable, and she is happy to share some of the tips and tricks … Continue reading

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do: How WebLearn can reduce the administrative burden

WebLearn is useful 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: … Continue reading

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do: Using social media for recruiting purposes at the University of Oxford

The session shares the way we are moving from the traditional approach to recruitment advertising to an evidence-based, candidate-centred approach which puts the candidate at the centre of the recruitment process; and is supported by leveraging current employees’ professional networks. … Continue reading

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do: Using WebLearn in your work

WebLearn is what is known as a ‘virtual learning environment’, but it can also be used for research, collaboration and administration. WebLearn offers various ‘tools’ to facilitate communication, file sharing and the provision of information or particular items of content. … Continue reading

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