Teaching remotely

Useful links

Centre for Teaching and Learning - remote working advice



IT Support

The IT Office

The new college IT office is fully operational and the team can help you with remote problems, equipment and associated issues.  Please use the usual email address to report problems helpdesk@new.ox.ac.uk rather than contacting individuals.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams should be used as much as possible for video conferencing, it is the recommended solution by the University.  You can download our best practice guide which shows you how to get the most out of the software for tutorial purposes

IT Services Help pages

Microsoft pages

Canvas and Weblearn

Canvas is the virtual learning environment (VLE) that will replace WebLearn for teaching and learning.  Please consult the  list of programmes and courses that have been migrated to Canvas. If you are unsure where your course material is located, then please contact your departmental administrator.

There are some tips and videos on how to use Canvas and it's many tutorial functions


Weblearn is being phased out but is still in use for a small number of courses.


University IT Services

Central IT have a many pages to guide you through working from home:

The team at Oxford IT Services has also compiled a useful page of links.

The University has created a page of resources to support those working from home.

Linked in Learning - Training 

You will find an abundance of resources on the Linked in Learning pages - LinkedIn Learning pages for everything from remote working, teams videos, Office365 and help guides, use your SSO to login.

Library services

You are encouraged to contact the Librarian (christopher.skelton-foord@new.ox.ac.uk) if you require assistance or advice.  During COVID-19 restrictions, a growing range of e-books is being made available to New College and University staff, mostly via your SSO.  And New College Library can provide you, via post, with newly acquired physical books you need for your teaching or research.

Provide the Librarian with your tutorial reading list requirements, and let him know which books will be the most important for your students. We are able to acquire some e-books as well.

Request we deliver to you a book already held in our collections via our new postal loans service for your teaching and research needs (but please bear in mind we are prioritising students’ needs for postal loans).

Request we purchase a new book and deliver it to you via our new book purchase request service for your teaching and research needs.

Direct your students to these two new services too — our postal loans service and our book purchase request service — and please encourage them to access the unparalleled academic e-resources available to them.