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Business Objects

For staff only. Resources that help you create and amend various reports using Business Objects reporting.

Online learning and self-help

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  1. Business Objects Report writer quiz - level 1 (UoB) (IT Services) [UoB only] : - test your knowledge of Business Objects report writing with this online quiz
  2. I want to learn University corporate systems (IT Services) : University resources to help you to work more effectively with University of Bristol corporate information systems.
  3. Business Objects report writer quiz - level 2 (University of Bristol) : test your knowledge of intermediate Business Objects report writing functions!
  4. BOB Business Objects Forum (External) : Not affiliated with SAP but a useful and searchable forum for all your report writing needs.
  5. Perceptual Edge (External) : Commercial site offering useful tips on presenting clear and effective data to your report consumers.
Documents used on courses (code) Downloads
Presenting graphical data effectively - an introduction to data visualisation (its-data1) [UoB only]
Audience: All | Level: Any
  • PowerPoint presentation icon (PDF, 6120Kb, 91 pages)
  • Practice exercises (ZIP archive, 1935Kb)
Business Objects - Report writer guide level 1 - an introduction (bor-1) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Beginner
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 994Mb, 34 pages)
Business Objects - report writer guide level 2 - intermediate functions (bor-3) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Intermediate
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 1384Kb, 45 pages)

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Databases

Resources for learning supported database packages and related facilities.

Online learning and self-help

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  1. Lynda.com (a massive online learning resource) (IT Services) : NEW: Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that provides easy-to-follow tutorials covering software, technology, creative skills and more. The University has subscribed to Lynda.com for a 1 year trial period which means that staff and research postgraduates can access Lynda.com free of charge via University Single Sign-On.
  2. MS Access learning and support resources (IT Services) : Comprehensive resources that cover designing, building and using Access databases (to access these resources you must sign in using your username-style email address, e.g. ab1234@bristol.ac.uk).
  3. I want to learn Microsoft Office (IT Services) : University and external resources to help you to work more effectively with Microsoft Office and Office 365.
  4. Microsoft Office Online (External) : Microsoft's help, tips and online training for all the packages in Microsoft Office (all versions), including Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Word. (The site has a commercial emphasis and facilities available on Office Online may depend on the version of Office installed on your computer).
  5. GCF Learnfree.org (External) : GCFLearnFree.org offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos and interactive resources. It covers a number of IT related subjects but has a section dedicated to Microsoft Office, which which has well-presented tutorials on a wide variety of subjects for all the latest versions of Office.
  6. Microsoft's Office training and tutorials (External) : Microsoft's comprehensive Office and Office 365 training and tutorials.

Access 2013

Documents used on courses (code) Downloads
Access 2013: An introduction (acc-45) [UoB only]
Audience: All | Level: Beginner
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 641Kb, 18 pages)
  • Practice exercises (ZIP archive, 90Kb)
Access 2013: Intermediate to advanced queries (acc-42) [UoB only]
Audience: All | Level: Intermediate
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 987Kb, 30 pages)
  • Workbook practice files (ZIP archive, 119Kb)
Access 2013: Building Access databases (acc-46) [UoB only]
Audience: All | Level: Intermediate
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 1227Kb, 33 pages)
  • Workbook practice files (ZIP archive, 1379Kb)
Access 2013: Building Access databases - additional tasks (acc-47) [UoB only]
Audience: All | Level: Intermediate
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 1317Kb, 21 pages)
  • Workbook practice files (ZIP archive, 85Kb)
Access 2013: Create web-based databases (acc-49) [UoB only]
Audience: All | Level: Intermediate
  • Practical workbook (Word, 332Kb, 10 pages)
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 1043Kb, 10 pages)

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Digital imaging

Resources on scanning, manipulating and editing images and using Photoshop or Serif Photoplus.

Online learning and self-help

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  1. Lynda.com (a massive online learning resource) (IT Services) : NEW: Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that provides easy-to-follow tutorials covering software, technology, creative skills and more. The University has subscribed to Lynda.com for a 1 year trial period which means that staff and research postgraduates can access Lynda.com free of charge via University Single Sign-On.
  2. University Visual Identity guidelines (University of Bristol) : Advice on graphic design and the University's visual identity provided by the Public Relations Office.
  3. Serif PhotoPlus support (External) : PhotoPlus is a digital image editor similar to Adobe PhotoShop and licensed for use on University PCs. The Serif site has a wealth of product help and community support. Here you will find a comprehensive PhotoPlus manual, an extensive knowledge base and troubleshooting guide, and PhotoPlus discussion forums.
  4. Serif DrawPlus support (External) : DrawPlus is a digital drawing and painting tool licensed for use on University PCs. The Serif site has a wealth of product help and community support. Here you will find an online tutorial, a comprehensive DrawPlus manual, an extensive knowledge base and troubleshooting guide, and DrawPlus discussion forums.
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Email, Calendar and related facilities

Resources on University email and related facilities

Online learning and self-help

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  1. Sympa: University mailing lists (IT Services) : Information and help with University mailing lists in Sympa
  2. I want to learn communication and collaboration (email, calendar, etc) (IT Services) : University resources to help you to work more effectively with communication and collaboration tools (Gmail, calendar, Yammer, Office 365 Google Apps)
  3. Lynda.com (a massive online learning resource) (IT Services) : NEW: Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that provides easy-to-follow tutorials covering software, technology, creative skills and more. The University has subscribed to Lynda.com for a 1 year trial period which means that staff and research postgraduates can access Lynda.com free of charge via University Single Sign-On.
Documents used on courses (code) Downloads
Migrate Android devices from Google to Outlook (mago-1) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 962Kb, 6 pages)
Migrate iOS devices from Google to Outlook (mosgo-1) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 1167Mb, 8 pages)
Get Started with Outlook for Mac calendar (omc-1) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 1199Kb, 11 pages)
Get started with Outlook for Mac email (ome-1) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 1243Kb, 13 pages)
Get started with Outlook online calendar (ooc-1) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 540Kb, 10 pages)
Get started with Outlook online email (ooe-1) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 540Mb, 11 pages)
Get started with Outlook for Windows calendar (owc-1) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 540Kb, 10 pages)
Get started with Outlook for Windows email (owe-1) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 633Kb, 11 pages)

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Excel

Resources for Microsoft Excel, the University's supported spreadsheet package for PCs.

Online learning and self-help

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  1. I want to learn Microsoft Office (IT Services) : University and external resources to help you to work more effectively with Microsoft Office and Office 365.
  2. Lynda.com (a massive online learning resource) (IT Services) : NEW: Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that provides easy-to-follow tutorials covering software, technology, creative skills and more. The University has subscribed to Lynda.com for a 1 year trial period which means that staff and research postgraduates can access Lynda.com free of charge via University Single Sign-On.
  3. Microsoft Office Online (External) : Microsoft's help, tips and online training for all the packages in Microsoft Office (all versions), including Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Word. (The site has a commercial emphasis and facilities available on Office Online may depend on the version of Office installed on your computer).
  4. Microsoft's Office training and tutorials (External) : Microsoft's comprehensive Office and Office 365 training and tutorials.
  5. Excel 2016 tutorials from Florida Gulf Coast University (External) : The tutorials developed by the Florida Gulf Coast University are comprehensive and consequently have been found to be helpful.
  6. GCF Learnfree.org (External) : GCFLearnFree.org offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos and interactive resources. It covers a number of IT related subjects but has a section dedicated to Microsoft Office, which which has well-presented tutorials on a wide variety of subjects for all the latest versions of Office.

Excel 2013

Documents used on courses (code) Downloads
Excel 2013 level 1: Getting started (exl13-1) [UoB only]
Audience: All | Level: Beginner
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 6293Kb, 73 pages)
  • Workbook practice files (ZIP archive, 897Kb)
Excel 2013 level 2: Making more of Excel (exl13-2) [UoB only]
Audience: All | Level: Intermediate
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 2819Kb, 55 pages)
  • Workbook practice files (ZIP archive, 419Kb)
Excel 2013 level 3: Making the most of Excel (exl13-3) [UoB only]
Audience: All | Level: Advanced
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 1960Kb, 43 pages)
  • Workbook practice files (ZIP archive, 960Kb)

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Full Economic Costing (fEC)

For staff only. Resources that help you to use the University's costing tools for research and teaching activities.

Online learning and self-help

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  1. I want to learn University corporate systems (IT Services) : University resources to help you to work more effectively with University of Bristol corporate information systems.
  2. fEC information (University of Bristol) : Covers the main areas of the project, research and includes answers to frequently asked questions about fEC, a glossary of relevant terms, and links to other online sources of information.
Documents used on courses (code) Downloads
fEC Project Costing Tool (fec-5) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 1657Kb, 65 pages)

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General IT

General information for users of computers.

Online learning and self-help

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  1. Lynda.com (a massive online learning resource) (IT Services) : NEW: Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that provides easy-to-follow tutorials covering software, technology, creative skills and more. The University has subscribed to Lynda.com for a 1 year trial period which means that staff and research postgraduates can access Lynda.com free of charge via University Single Sign-On.
  2. wireless-1 (University of Bristol) : An introduction to eduroam
  3. Alison.com (External) : Alison.com offers a large number of digital literacy and IT skills courses.
Documents used on courses (code) Downloads
Windows laptop security advice (sec-3)
Audience: All | Level: Any
  • Information document icon (PDF, 259Kb, 4 pages)
An introduction to eduroam (wireless-1)
Audience: All | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 316Kb, 2 pages)
Know your keyboard (keyboard-1)
Audience: All | Level: Beginner
  • Reference guide (HTML)

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Google apps

Resources for using the University's electronic mail and calendar facilities.

Online learning and self-help

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  1. Google Hangouts (IT Services) : University information about Google Hangouts
  2. I want to learn communication and collaboration (email, calendar, etc) (IT Services) : University resources to help you to work more effectively with communication and collaboration tools (Gmail, calendar, Yammer, Office 365 Google Apps)
  3. Google applications (IT Services) : Google apps at Bristol.
  4. Lynda.com (a massive online learning resource) (IT Services) : NEW: Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that provides easy-to-follow tutorials covering software, technology, creative skills and more. The University has subscribed to Lynda.com for a 1 year trial period which means that staff and research postgraduates can access Lynda.com free of charge via University Single Sign-On.
Documents used on courses (code) Downloads

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LaTeX

LaTeX is a document preparation system for high-quality typesetting. It is most often used for medium-to-large technical or scientific documents. Note that IT Services cannot offer training in LaTeX.

Online learning and self-help

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  1. An introduction to LaTeX (External) : Documentation, books and user group.
Documents used on courses (code) Downloads

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Lynda

Staff and reseach postgraduates can now use Lynda.com, a massive video-based online learning resource, during a 1 year pilot period to September 2017. However, Lynda.com is not available to taught students, at least initially, as we need to be sure that Lynda.com meets the needs of students.

Online learning and self-help

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  1. Lynda.com (a massive online learning resource) (IT Services) : NEW: Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that provides easy-to-follow tutorials covering software, technology, creative skills and more. The University has subscribed to Lynda.com for a 1 year trial period which means that staff and research postgraduates can access Lynda.com free of charge via University Single Sign-On.
Documents used on courses (code) Downloads
Lynda.com (lynda)
Audience: All | Level: Any
Note: University of Bristol Lynda.com page (for further information and to access to the University's Lynda service through Single Sign On)
  • Information document (HTML)

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Macs

Help with Apple Macs. Important Note: Macs are not supported at the University. This section is available as a self-help guide only. Additional support cannot be provided.

Online learning and self-help

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  1. Mac 101: Getting started with the Mac (External) : Apple's online course on how to get the most out of your Mac, for beginners and existing users.
Documents used on courses (code) Downloads
Get Started with Outlook for Mac calendar (omc-1) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 1199Kb, 11 pages)
Get started with Outlook for Mac email (ome-1) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 1243Kb, 13 pages)

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Microsoft Office

Resources to help you to convert between common versions of Microsoft Office.

Online learning and self-help

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  1. I want to learn Microsoft Office (IT Services) : University and external resources to help you to work more effectively with Microsoft Office and Office 365.
  2. Microsoft Office and Office 365 (general info) (IT Services) : Microsoft Office and Office 365 general info website.
  3. Lynda.com (a massive online learning resource) (IT Services) : NEW: Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that provides easy-to-follow tutorials covering software, technology, creative skills and more. The University has subscribed to Lynda.com for a 1 year trial period which means that staff and research postgraduates can access Lynda.com free of charge via University Single Sign-On.
  4. I want to learn communication and collaboration (email, calendar, etc) (IT Services) : University resources to help you to work more effectively with communication and collaboration tools (Gmail, calendar, Yammer, Office 365 Google Apps)
  5. GCF Learnfree.org (External) : GCFLearnFree.org offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos and interactive resources. It covers a number of IT related subjects but has a section dedicated to Microsoft Office, which which has well-presented tutorials on a wide variety of subjects for all the latest versions of Office.
  6. Microsoft's Office training and tutorials (External) : Microsoft's comprehensive Office and Office 365 training and tutorials.
  7. Microsoft Office Online (External) : Microsoft's help, tips and online training for all the packages in Microsoft Office (all versions), including Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Word. (The site has a commercial emphasis and facilities available on Office Online may depend on the version of Office installed on your computer).
Documents used on courses (code) Downloads
Encrypting documents in Office 2010/2013 (encrypt-1)
Audience: All | Level: Any
  • Information leaflet icon (PDF, 545Mb, 2 pages)
Migrate Android devices from Google to Outlook (mago-1) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 962Kb, 6 pages)
Migrate iOS devices from Google to Outlook (mosgo-1) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 1167Mb, 8 pages)
Get Started with Outlook for Mac calendar (omc-1) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 1199Kb, 11 pages)
Get started with Outlook for Mac email (ome-1) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 1243Kb, 13 pages)
Get started with Outlook online calendar (ooc-1) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 540Kb, 10 pages)
Get started with Outlook online email (ooe-1) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 540Mb, 11 pages)
Get started with Outlook for Windows calendar (owc-1) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 540Kb, 10 pages)
Get started with Outlook for Windows email (owe-1) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 633Kb, 11 pages)

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Microsoft Surface Hub

Documentation for users of the Microsoft Surface Hub collaboration device.

Online learning and self-help

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  1. Microsoft's Surface Hub pages (External) : Microsoft's Surface Hub pages, including key features, case studies, and documentation.
Documents used on courses (code) Downloads
Surface Hub: Quick start user guide (surfhub-1) [UoB only]
Audience: All | Level: Any
  • Quick reference icon (PDF, 569Kb, 2 pages)
Surface Hub: Whiteboard guide (surfhub-2) [UoB only]
Audience: All | Level: Any
  • Quick reference icon (PDF, 350Kb, 2 pages)
Surface Hub: Connecting devices guide (surfhub-3) [UoB only]
Audience: All | Level: Any
  • Quick reference icon (PDF, 480Kb, 2 pages)

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Mobile devices

Android and iOS devices

Documents used on courses (code) Downloads
Migrate Android devices from Google to Outlook (mago-1) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 962Kb, 6 pages)
Migrate iOS devices from Google to Outlook (mosgo-1) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 1167Mb, 8 pages)

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MyBristol

The University Portal is a web-based system that provides a single point of access to multiple staff and student IT resources, services and tools.

Online learning and self-help

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  1. MyBristol (University Portal) (University of Bristol) : MyBristol (University Portal) introduction - video tutorial
Documents used on courses (code) Downloads
MyBristol: Introduction (mybristol-1)
Audience: All | Level: Any
Note: Make the most of MyBristol. Find out how to find and arrange content in the portal so that the information you need is at hand. Once customised the portal will remember your settings for future visits.

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OnCourse

OnCourse is the University's central short course booking system. The documents in this section are of interest only to authorised OnCourse administrators and short-course tutors.

Documents used on courses (code) Downloads
OnCourse: System administration (onco-1) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Specialised
Note: For authorised administrators only.
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 3.8Mb, 67 pages)
  • Quick reference icon (PDF, 307Kb, 2 pages)
OnCourse: Tutor guide (onco-2) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Specialised
Note: For tutors on short courses who want to be able to view your attendance lists online.
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 856Kb, 9 pages)

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Optical Mark Reader (OMR)

Staff only. Documents on Optical Mark Reader (OMR) service for marking exams (Multiquest) and reading questionnaire results (Speedquest).

Online learning and self-help

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  1. OMR support pages (University of Bristol) : University Optical Mark Reader exam support pages.
Documents used on courses (code) Downloads
OMR: MultiQuest for OMR exams (omr-3) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 905Kb, 23 pages)
  • Practice exercises (ZIP archive, 7Kb)

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PIMS (Personnel system)

For staff only. Systems to manage staff and the organisation hierarchy, including personal details, posts, appointments and recruitment.

Online learning and self-help

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  1. I want to learn University corporate systems (IT Services) : University resources to help you to work more effectively with University of Bristol corporate information systems.
  2. Personnel Information Systems information (University of Bristol) : Further information about PIMS, BORIS and StaffInfo.
  3. Agresso - Finance (University of Bristol) [UoB only] : Coming soon - ERP integrated Finance and HR (Aggresso)
Documents used on courses (code) Downloads
PIMS for staff managers and administrators (pimsdept-1) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 792Kb, 40 pages)
PIMS for general enquirers (pimsgen-1) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 371Kb, 14 pages)
PIMS for Honorary Staff Inputters (pimshonorary-1) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • PowerPoint presentation (PowerPoint, 465Kb, 10 pages)
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 290Kb, 26 pages)
PIMS for Payroll and Pensions (pimspay-1) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 972Kb, 45 pages)
PIMS Staff Snapshot (pimssnap-1) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 843Kb, 35 pages)

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PowerPoint

Resources to help you present using Microsoft PowerPoint.

Online learning and self-help

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  1. PowerPoint for academic posters (overview and video tutorials) (IT Services) : NEW! - A brief overview of the techniques and skills you will need when using PowerPoint to create a conference or wall poster of your research. If you need help with particular steps there are links to our online video tutorials.
  2. Lynda.com (a massive online learning resource) (IT Services) : NEW: Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that provides easy-to-follow tutorials covering software, technology, creative skills and more. The University has subscribed to Lynda.com for a 1 year trial period which means that staff and research postgraduates can access Lynda.com free of charge via University Single Sign-On.
  3. I want to learn Microsoft Office (IT Services) : University and external resources to help you to work more effectively with Microsoft Office and Office 365.
  4. University Visual Identity guidelines (University of Bristol) : Advice on graphic design and the University's visual identity provided by the Public Relations Office.
  5. PowerPoint 2016 tutorials from Florida Gulf Coast University (External) : The tutorials developed by the Florida Gulf Coast University are comprehensive and consequently have been found to be helpful.
  6. Microsoft Office Online (External) : Microsoft's help, tips and online training for all the packages in Microsoft Office (all versions), including Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Word. (The site has a commercial emphasis and facilities available on Office Online may depend on the version of Office installed on your computer).
  7. GCF Learnfree.org (External) : GCFLearnFree.org offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos and interactive resources. It covers a number of IT related subjects but has a section dedicated to Microsoft Office, which which has well-presented tutorials on a wide variety of subjects for all the latest versions of Office.
  8. Microsoft's Office training and tutorials (External) : Microsoft's comprehensive Office and Office 365 training and tutorials.

PowerPoint 2013

Documents used on courses (code) Downloads
PowerPoint 2013 level 1: Getting started (ppt13-1) [UoB only]
Audience: All | Level: Beginner
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 9510Kb, 72 pages)
  • Workbook practice files (ZIP archive, 17.6Mb)
PowerPoint 2013 level 2: Making more of PowerPoint (ppt13-2) [UoB only]
Audience: All | Level: Intermediate
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 1387Kb, 31 pages)
  • Workbook practice files (ZIP archive, 33.6Mb)
PowerPoint 2013: Creating academic posters (ppt13-5) [UoB only]
Audience: All | Level: Advanced
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 1535Kb, 28 pages)
  • Workbook practice files (ZIP archive, 3.99Mb)

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Proactis (Purchasing and expenses)

For staff only. Proactis is the name of the University's integrated purchasing system. For further information see Purchasing Office Integrated Purchasing System [UOB only]

Online learning and self-help

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  1. Proactis Sales Invoicing Quiz (IT Services) [UoB only] : Test your knowledge..! How much do you know about using Proactis at the University to invoice customers? Have a go at this quiz to find out..
  2. I want to learn University corporate systems (IT Services) : University resources to help you to work more effectively with University of Bristol corporate information systems.
  3. Agresso - Finance (University of Bristol) [UoB only] : Coming soon - ERP integrated Finance and HR (Aggresso)
  4. Proactis information (University of Bristol) [UoB only] : E-learning materials, help and login.

Requisitions

Documents used on courses (code) Downloads
Requisitioning in Proactis (pur-20) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
Note: Detailed guide for requsitioners and budget holders.
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 1.17Mb, 52 pages)

Expenses

Documents used on courses (code) Downloads
Expenses and Fee Claims in Proactis (pur-23) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
Note: Detailed guide for all users in the expenses process.
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 940Kb, 33 pages)

Reports

Documents used on courses (code) Downloads
Proactis reports (pur-12) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 1.37Mb, 38 pages)

Sales Invoices

Documents used on courses (code) Downloads
Sales Invoices in Proactis (pur-19) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 1.24Mb, 39 pages)

Others for Finance Teams

Documents used on courses (code) Downloads
Invoice matching and troubleshooting in Proactis (pur-13) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
Note: A detailed guide for Finance teams
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 1.04Mb, 50 pages)
Proactis: Troubleshooting for Buyers (pur-18) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 398Kb, 15 pages)
Direct ordering in Proactis (pur-2) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
Note: A detailed guide to direct purchase orders for Finance teams.
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 1.15Mb, 50 pages)

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Programming and technical computing

Information Services does not offer training and resources in programming and technical computing. However, the following links may be useful.

Online learning and self-help

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  1. Lynda.com (a massive online learning resource) (IT Services) : NEW: Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that provides easy-to-follow tutorials covering software, technology, creative skills and more. The University has subscribed to Lynda.com for a 1 year trial period which means that staff and research postgraduates can access Lynda.com free of charge via University Single Sign-On.
  2. Advanced Computing Research Centre (University of Bristol) : The ACRC 'Training' page that lists their High Performance Computing (HPC) workshops available in the University, with links to slides used on the courses and useful external websites. Topics include Linux/Unix and several programming languages. See their Resources page for a list of links to external tutorials in Linux/Unix, programming and technical computing.
  3. MATLAB resources (External) : The MathWorks MATLAB site, which includes MatLab demos and documentation.
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Remote Access

Online learning and self-help

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  1. Remote (off-site) access to University resources (IT Services) : A range of options are available for off-site access to University facilities and information. Choosing the best option will depend upon what task you are trying to do. This page provides a guide on which services to use and when.
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Research data

Research Data Management The data.bris Research Data Service provides advice and guidance for anyone engaged in research data management across the University

Online learning and self-help

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  1. Lynda.com (a massive online learning resource) (IT Services) : NEW: Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that provides easy-to-follow tutorials covering software, technology, creative skills and more. The University has subscribed to Lynda.com for a 1 year trial period which means that staff and research postgraduates can access Lynda.com free of charge via University Single Sign-On.
  2. Research Data Evaluation Guide (University of Bristol) : Research Data Evaluation Guide
  3. Research Data Bootcamp Online Training (University of Bristol) : Online research data management tutorial
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Security

General information on computer security including information (data) security, viruses and antivirus software.

Online learning and self-help

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  1. InfoSafe online tutorial (University of Bristol) : All staff have an individual responsibility for safely managing the information they create and hold within the University. This tutorial aims to provide some simple guidelines for managing digital information, point you to existing guidance and information provided by the University, and help you to make decisions about how to manage and store particular types of digital information.
  2. Information security tutorial (University of Bristol) [UoB only] : The University of Bristol's interactive information security tutorial is mandatory for all staff and for students who handle sensitive personal data (eg, research data).
  3. Information security - essential information (University of Bristol) : Essential official University and general information to help you protect your computer, your data, the University and yourself.
Documents used on courses (code) Downloads
Encrypting documents in Office 2010/2013 (encrypt-1)
Audience: All | Level: Any
  • Information leaflet icon (PDF, 545Mb, 2 pages)
Data security at the University of Bristol (sec-1)
Audience: All | Level: Any
  • Information leaflet icon (PDF, 1.2Mb, 2 pages)
Data security - Top 10 tips (sec-2)
Audience: All | Level: Any
  • Information leaflet icon (PDF, 710Kb, 1 pages)
Windows laptop security advice (sec-3)
Audience: All | Level: Any
  • Information document icon (PDF, 259Kb, 4 pages)
Keep IT Safe: Think twice before sending data (sec-5)
Audience: All | Level: Any

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Statistics and data analysis

Resources to help you to use statistical and other data analysis packages available for PCs and Unix. Note that these resources do not teach statistical theory or methods of data analysis.

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  1. Lynda.com (a massive online learning resource) (IT Services) : NEW: Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that provides easy-to-follow tutorials covering software, technology, creative skills and more. The University has subscribed to Lynda.com for a 1 year trial period which means that staff and research postgraduates can access Lynda.com free of charge via University Single Sign-On.
  2. SPSS - Presidon academic portal (External) : The supplier of SPSS has set up the Presidon Academic Portal, which is a useful tool for students and staff who use SPSS. You will need to register using your UoB email address.
  3. Nvivo (External) : Nvivo is a popular qualitative data analysis package produced by QSR. This is QSR's NVivo home page and it includes links to 'getting started' resources, tutorials, answers to frequently asked questions, manuals and recommended books.
Documents used on courses (code) Downloads
Presenting graphical data effectively - an introduction to data visualisation (its-data1) [UoB only]
Audience: All | Level: Any
  • PowerPoint presentation icon (PDF, 6120Kb, 91 pages)
  • Practice exercises (ZIP archive, 1935Kb)
Introduction to SPSS (version 23) for Windows (spss23-1)
Audience: PGRs | Level: Any
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 2.31Mb, 77 pages)
  • Practical workbook (Word, 4.46Mb, 77 pages)

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TOPdesk (Service Desk)

Online learning and self-help

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  1. Service Desk (TOPdesk) support (IT Services) : Web pages showing a variety of the main TOPdesk functions from the training guide.
  2. I want to learn University corporate systems (IT Services) : University resources to help you to work more effectively with University of Bristol corporate information systems.
  3. TOPdesk wiki (IT wiki) : Specific pages on TOPdesk and its supporting processes for IT Services staff.
  4. TOPdesk Problem Management (IT wiki) : (IT Services): IT Wiki pages for Problem Management
Documents used on courses (code) Downloads
TOPdesk: Incident Management (ser-1) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • User guide (HTML)
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 850Kb, 25 pages)
TOPdesk: Reports (ser-4) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • User guide (HTML)
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 973Kb, 34 pages)
TOPdesk: Change & Configuration Management (ser-2) [UoB only]
Audience: Staff | Level: Specialised
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 859Kb, 36 pages)

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Telephony

Online learning and self-help

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  1. VoIP telephones (University of Bristol) : Information about what VoIP is and how to use your VoIP telephone.
  2. Telephone Services website (University of Bristol) : Information on the University's Telephone Services
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Unix and related facilities

How to find your way around Unix, the operating system which runs on many of the University's multi-user host computers.

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  1. Lynda.com (a massive online learning resource) (IT Services) : NEW: Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that provides easy-to-follow tutorials covering software, technology, creative skills and more. The University has subscribed to Lynda.com for a 1 year trial period which means that staff and research postgraduates can access Lynda.com free of charge via University Single Sign-On.
  2. Advanced Computing Research Centre (University of Bristol) : The ACRC 'Training' page that lists their High Performance Computing (HPC) workshops available in the University, with links to slides used on the courses and useful external websites. Topics include Linux/Unix and several programming languages. See their Resources page for a list of links to external tutorials in Linux/Unix, programming and technical computing.
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Intermediate Unix practical guide (unix-3)
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF)

Unix editors

Documents used on courses (code) Downloads
Summary of Vi commands (vi-2)
Audience: All | Level: Any
  • Reference guide (HTML)
Using the Unix screen-based editor Vi (vi-1)
Audience: Staff | Level: Specialised
  • Reference guide (HTML)

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Web

Accessing the World Wide Web and how to find and provide information.

Online learning and self-help

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  1. Lynda.com (a massive online learning resource) (IT Services) : NEW: Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that provides easy-to-follow tutorials covering software, technology, creative skills and more. The University has subscribed to Lynda.com for a 1 year trial period which means that staff and research postgraduates can access Lynda.com free of charge via University Single Sign-On.
  2. Web Style Guide (University of Bristol) : The University central resource for publishing content to the University web presence and social media channels
  3. T4 Site Manager training (University of Bristol) : Online training provided by the Public Relations Office (PRO) and required for all staff wishing to become a web editor for their local University public-facing site using TerminalFour (T4) Site Manager.

Web publishing using the Plone CMS

The Plone CMS is the Web Content Management System currently being replaced by T4 Site Manager.

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Editing web content using 'edit-on Pro' (editonpro-1)
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 272Kb, 26 pages)
Managing and maintaining a CMS website - Reference guide (webcms-1)
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 1.03Mb, 45 pages)

Web authoring using Zope

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Editing web content using 'edit-on Pro' (editonpro-1)
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 272Kb, 26 pages)
Managing a Zope website using the corporate template (zopetemp-1)
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 550Kb, 31 pages)
Maintaining a Zope website using the Simplified Control Screens (zopetemp-2)
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 161Kb, 17 pages)

Web related skills

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Planning and designing a user-centred website (planning-1)
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 45Kb, 16 pages)
Social media bite 1: Discovering, filtering, organising and sharing valuable content (smb-1)
Audience: All | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 280Kb, 4 pages)
Social media bite 2: Developing your online presence and making an impact (smb-2)
Audience: All | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 223Kb, 4 pages)
Social media bite 3: Promoting your service, event or project through social media (smb-3)
Audience: All | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 129Kb, 4 pages)
Social media bite 4: Improving group collaboration and productivity (smb-4)
Audience: All | Level: Any
  • Reference guide icon (PDF, 106Mb, 3 pages)
Writing effective and accessible web content (webwriting-1)
Audience: Staff | Level: Any
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 832Kb, 41 pages)

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Windows

Documents on the Windows operating system for PCs.

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  1. Lynda.com (a massive online learning resource) (IT Services) : NEW: Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that provides easy-to-follow tutorials covering software, technology, creative skills and more. The University has subscribed to Lynda.com for a 1 year trial period which means that staff and research postgraduates can access Lynda.com free of charge via University Single Sign-On.
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Windows laptop security advice (sec-3)
Audience: All | Level: Any
  • Information document icon (PDF, 259Kb, 4 pages)

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Word

Resources for learning Microsoft Word.

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  1. Word for theses (overview and video tutorials) (IT Services) [UoB only] : NEW! - A brief overview of the techniques and skills you will need to effectively write and manage your theses. If you need help with particular steps there are links to our online video tutorials.
  2. Lynda.com (a massive online learning resource) (IT Services) : NEW: Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that provides easy-to-follow tutorials covering software, technology, creative skills and more. The University has subscribed to Lynda.com for a 1 year trial period which means that staff and research postgraduates can access Lynda.com free of charge via University Single Sign-On.
  3. I want to learn Microsoft Office (IT Services) : University and external resources to help you to work more effectively with Microsoft Office and Office 365.
  4. University Visual Identity guidelines (University of Bristol) : Advice on graphic design and the University's visual identity provided by the Public Relations Office.
  5. Microsoft Office Online (External) : Microsoft's help, tips and online training for all the packages in Microsoft Office (all versions), including Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Word. (The site has a commercial emphasis and facilities available on Office Online may depend on the version of Office installed on your computer).
  6. Microsoft's Office training and tutorials (External) : Microsoft's comprehensive Office and Office 365 training and tutorials.
  7. Word 2016 tutorials from Florida Gulf Coast University (External) : The tutorials developed by the Florida Gulf Coast University are comprehensive and consequently have been found to be helpful.
  8. GCF Learnfree.org (External) : GCFLearnFree.org offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos and interactive resources. It covers a number of IT related subjects but has a section dedicated to Microsoft Office, which which has well-presented tutorials on a wide variety of subjects for all the latest versions of Office.

Word 2013

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Word 2013 level 1: Getting started (wor13-1) [UoB only]
Audience: All | Level: Beginner
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 2687Kb, 71 pages)
  • Workbook practice files (ZIP archive, 1.14Mb)
Word 2013 level 2: Making more of Word (wor13-2) [UoB only]
Audience: All | Level: Intermediate
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 3718Kb, 58 pages)
  • Workbook practice files (ZIP archive, 3.29Mb)
Word 2013 level 3: Word for theses (wor13-4) [UoB only]
Audience: All | Level: Advanced
  • Video (HTML)
  • Practical workbook icon (PDF, 5710Kb, 82 pages)
  • Workbook practice files (ZIP archive, 22.4Mb)

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