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Open for booking – the ‘do:’ series of free lunchtime talks

News publication date: 
Wednesday, 11 January 2017
IT teacher and student

do: is a series of free lunchtime talks that highlight the use of IT technology in support of business systems and processes in the University. The schedule of talks for Hilary term is listed below:

do: SharePoint, what is it? – 23rd January

What is SharePoint and how can it help you. Find out some basics and how a department is planning on using it to provide an intranet – book now.

do: Creating a Web Content Strategy – 30th January

In this talk Georgina (Web Project Manager and Content Creator, Ashmolean) discusses the four elements of content strategy: structure, substance, workflow, governance. She will cover reading for the web best practice, using a digital style guide and creating a Digital Knowledge Group training plan – book now.

do: Getting MS Access to do it for you – 6th February

MS Access is a widely available database package in which training is readily available via IT Services – so why not see if Access can do some of your work for you? This talk will run through a few problems Access can help you to avoid, pick out ten time-saving tips that might help you use Access to lighten your workload – book now.

do: International Rescue – 13th February

In an environment as internationally diverse as the University our Office documents have to cope with many languages, character sets and conventions. Names in many cultures aren’t “first-name surname” pairs, characters can be shredded as documents open, dates can be backwards or on different calendars and just how do you get that curly bit under a “c”? This talk explores features and tips around Microsoft Office to help you navigate around the pitfalls – book now.

do: Developing a skills-tracking smartphone app at Oxford and beyond – 20th February

There never seems to be enough time to track the way your skills are developing. An important part of anyone’s professional development is to keep a continuous record of the key skills, knowledge, behaviours and attitudes they are acquiring. This do: talk will demonstrate a brand new electronic tool which makes working with professional development frameworks simple, quick and useful to researchers and others. Hear about the experience of developing this tool as a smartphone app, and find out about how the project obtained funding and is about to go beyond Oxford – book now.

do: new to Bristol Online Surveys? Overview and practical tips for conducting your survey – 27th February

Joana will provide an overview of Bristol Online Surveys (BOS) features, including types of questions supported, skip-logic function, question pre-population, questionnaire distribution options, and results visualisation features. There will be an opportunity for supported hands-on exploration of BOS features – book now.

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