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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

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Beginners IT - An introduction to the world of computing
Digital media: An in-depth introduction to creating video

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WebLearn
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.
 

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Reeling back the years with films from Oxford's past
Dreaming Spools, a media project run by IT Services to discover film footage of the citys history has been making headway. Project leader Peter Robinson said "For me some of the footage, particularly what we have recently found from the 1940s, is really exciting and unique." This summer IT Services have offered 8 week internships to current Oxford University students to work on a range of IT related projects. Dreaming Spools intern Hannah Lucas said "With the recent publication by British Pathe of 85,000 archived films to its YouTube channel, as well as the advent of the centenary year of World War One, interest in historical films is at a peak. We can use the footage to compare how traditons have survived throughout the years, in spite of adaptations to the time period." The project has recently featured in both the Oxford Times and Oxford Mail. The team are searching for footage of any length, from any time period prior to 1980, featuring the city and its inhabitants. If you think you might have some unseen footage for the team please email media@it.ox.ac.uk
Integrated Communications Project

The website for the Integrated Communications Project (ICP) is now available. This project impact everyone in the University - stay informed with the information on the website and the regularly updated blog.

ICP will diversify and enhance communication options across the collegiate University, allowing for online presence notification, instant messaging, voice and video conferencing, collaboration and screen sharing services. You can choose to make and receive calls on University telephones, desktop and laptop computers, tablets and smartphones, telling the system where you are to transfer calls to your chosen device.