IT Services

Courses and Events



1.1. Looking for a course?

We provide learning technology courses to members of the University. Topics cover all aspects of information technology and its use in education. Our departmental and faculty inductions and seminars are tailored towards the needs of each discipline.

You can browse the IT Learning Programme course schedule either through our A-Z listing, or using the list of Upcoming courses. Our course calendar is available to download as a PDF document.

Our courses run throughout the academic year. Most courses consist of a series of short talks with demonstrations, followed by practical exercises.


Stata: An introduction to data access and management
Stata: Data manipulation and analysis
WebLearn: Fundamentals
Stata: Statistical, survey and graphical analyses
Databases: Concepts of database design
Project 2010: An introduction
Word: Managing your thesis
Excel: Fundamentals
EndNote: An introduction
Digital images: Photoshop - an introduction


2.1. Events

LTG organise and run events which are open to members of the University and external guests. The events we run:

Archive of previous events.




The OxTALENT annual awards recognise members of the University who have made innovative use of IT in order to:

  • Foster learning and academic practice at either undergraduate or postgraduate level;
  • Develop more effective links between teaching and research; or
  • Improve impact through outreach and public engagement.

Awards can be given either to individuals or to groups, and there are awards for innovations by students as well as staff.

Awards ceremony: Wednesday 18th June

Apereo Open Academic Environment (OAE)

We are pleased to announce a special seminar about the Apereo Open Academic Environment (OAE) presented by our friends from CARET (Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technologies) at Cambridge University. The talk will take place in ISIS room, IT Services, Banbury Rd at 12.30 on Thursday April 3rd.

Please visit the following URL to reserve a space:

Apereo OAE, which has been developed by CARET along with Georgia Tech, Research Research and others, is a brand new platform that aims to support academic collaboration and academic networking. It is being developed by the same organisation that oversees the Sakai CLE project which of course is the software which underpins WebLearn.

The easiest way to explain OAE is by analogy: Universities have always had classrooms. But recently, many have invested heavily in new buildings with a mix of informal break-out areas designed to draw people together – faculty, students and administrators. This is the idea behind the OAE. It’s an informal collaborative online space that sits alongside the highly structured Learning Management Systems such as Sakai CLE designed to deliver courses to students.

OAE supports many types of collaborations, including research projects, ad-hoc student groups, committees, collaborative projects, etc. It’s a network of people, content and groups, where files, links and collaborative documents can easily be created and shared with other people and groups, whilst being able to provide feedback and participate in discussions.

MOOCs and Open Educational Resources

In his October Oration 2013 the Vice Chancellor mentioned that Oxford University was keeping a watching eye on the emerging global phenomenon of massive open online courses (MOOCs).

On Thursday 6 March, 14:00-15:00  Melissa Highton, Director of Academic IT will give an overview of MOOCs: What they are; why they may be of interest; how they relate to what we already do at Oxford and opportunities they offer with regard to openness.  This session will be of interest to teaching staff, librarians and postgraduates.

Book your place online