On August 1st, 2012, OUCS merged with the other central IT departments to become IT Services which provides high-quality cost-effective services, support, and training to Oxford University staff and students, enabling excellence, innovation and best practice in teaching, learning and research. Read more
WebLearn is a web-based Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which can be used to both support and enhance teaching and learning. WebLearn enables University members with very little web experience to set up a structured web site and provide an excellent resource for their students and so to focus their electronic teaching and learning activity. Once you have an Oxford username it's easy to login and start using WebLearn where you'll discover the many tools available in WebLearn ranging from on-line assessment and assignment submission (with optional plagiarism detection) to markbook tools to tutorial sign-up sheets to a resources area where documents and multimedia files can be stored, protected and searched. Departments wishing to make use of Weblearn can contact the WebLearn team for advice. University members may like to attend a training course or take a look at the Step-by-Step tool guides and the 'Least you need to know' guides all available within the Weblearn Guidance site.
News from IT Services - Hilary 2014
Today sees the launch of the first edition of the termly newsletter. The purpose of this newsletter is to keep you updated on major projects, service developments, provide examples of how we support the work of the University and highlight any forthcoming events. Full version of the content is available on IT Services website. We also invite readers to sign-up to receive email summaries of editions at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any feedback, comments or suggestions, the Communications and Web Office would very much like to hear from you; please contact email@example.com.
Temporary change of opening hours for the Drop-in Help Desk at Banbury Road
From Monday, March 10th, up to and including Friday, March 21st, the IT Services Banbury Road Help Desk will open from 11:00 am instead of the usual 08:30 am. This is because we are particularly short staffed during those two weeks. We will still be taking queries by phone and email from 8:30 am as usual. Data Centre Reception and the Course Registration area are unaffected and will operate their normal hours.