The digital world has provided us with unprecedented opportunities to work together – to share resources, meet and discuss online, communicate news and discoveries and collaborate on our work. We help to design, provide and maintain the services that will let all members of the University get the most from these exciting possibilities. We do this in many ways.
We manage the telephone system and associated audio-conference facilities and our unified communications service, Chorus, is being introduced across the University.
SharePoint and WebLearn are the University's key ways to collaborate and share information. Students and staff can use SharePoint, and it allows for secure data storage and access management, so it's ideal for broader collaboration with people outside the University. For making teaching and learning material available, WebLearn is our virtual learning environment, which is used for everything from timetables to lecture notes and other shared resources.
Our desktop collaboration service, Webex, offers advanced video, voice and desktop sharing web conferencing that lets you meet and collaborate with colleagues around the world.
We also offer a range of web-related services. These include advice, consultancy and training for the use of social media in teaching and learning, public engagement and knowledge exchange, so you can get the wider world engaged with what you're doing.
MediaPub, our cataloguing and publishing tool, lets University members publish media items such as podcasts. We offer a professional video and media services, producing everything from podcasts of lectures to videos about Oxford research. We manage Oxford on iTunesU and the University's Podcasting media portal, which hosts over 5,000 free lectures and talks.
We're also experts in using digital technology in teaching and learning. We advise on using new technology for outreach, engagement and research – bringing Oxford thinking to a broader global audience.