IT Resources and Services

These are just some of the many IT services available to you.

IT Learning and Self-Study Resources
  • The IT Services IT Learning Programme (ITLP) offers over 200 different IT courses that can help you with your studies, research, and future careers
  • From fundamental courses in the use of standard office packages through to programming, database design, academic use of office software, on-line presence, and digital media skills
  • Lively, hands-on, teacher-led courses
  • Scheduled courses are normally 3-hour modules, morning or afternoon, held in modern teaching rooms.
  • Courses are low cost, typically under £10 per module to cover resources
  • Many resources are available through the ITLP Portfolio for you to use in your own time
  • Also drop-in sessions, lunch-time byte-size sessions, closed courses, tailored courses and more
  • Windows, Linux and Mac
  • Fully equipped teaching rooms available for hire
  • We engage industry-leading practitioners to teach a wide range of digital media skills including creating digital videos and podcasts, and how to look good in front of a camera.
Mobile Oxford
  • Dedicated web site for smartphone users
    • Search for a library book and be guided to the libraries that have it in stock
    • Look at a map of Oxford to find colleges, departments, libraries, and the nearest pub, cafe, postbox, etc.
    • Get a live feed for bus stops in Oxford telling you when the next bus is arriving
    • Get access to the University’s podcasts
    • Quick search for phone numbers and email addresses of staff and students and lots more
  • WebLearn is the University's web-based virtual learning environment (VLE)
  • WebLearn holds course-specific resources including announcements, handouts, slides, reading lists linked to the library catalogue, discussion forums, electronic assignments with plagiarism scanning, wikis, opinion polls, tutorial sign-up, course events schedule (calendar), newsfeed display, formative assessment (tests), surveys, graduate training course search, and more.
  • Find out more about the facilities offered in WebLearn
  • Your tutor or department will provide you with a link or advise you where to find your course material; alternatively you can browse the system
  • Open access areas are available to everyone; log in with your Oxford SSO Account to access restricted areas
  • All students also get a personal dashboard called 'My Workspace' where all announcements and events are displayed and which also contains a wiki and an online file-store (Resources) for personal use
  • Guidance on using WebLearn
IT Services Shop
Electronic Library Resources
A large collection of online library resources is provided by the central library services, including online journals, bibliographic databases, and past exam papers (OXAM)
Data Backup and Archiving
  • The central Hierarchical File Server (HFS) provides scheduled weekly and on-demand backups of your files to safeguard against computer loss or damage
  • Also offers an archiving facility for data of long-term value to the University
  • Available to senior members, staff and postgraduates
  • Details on the HFS web site
Other IT Facilities
  • Run a keyword search from the IT Services home page
  • Browse the services available A-Z of Services index
  • Refer to the web pages of your college or department for specialist local IT facilities
  • Check the IT at Oxford site for more administrative information about University strategy and committees relating to IT

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