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The University provides various training resources, including courses, videos, and access to external training providers.

ITS Training Resources

The following sections contain the contents of several of IT Training's most popular courses, plus additional features not covered in the classroom.

Word Formatting - Thesis and Long Documents

These videos contain all the topics covered in the four hour training course, plus additional advanced features. Learn skills for creating long documents. Add styles, sections, headers and footers, tabs, paragraphs, table of contents. Also footnotes, charts, tables, images and a table of figures.


  • page layout and margins
  • paragraphs and text formatting
  • styles
  • sections
  • headers and footers
  • tables of contents and figures
  • page numbers
  • charts, tables and images
  • footnotes and endnotes

For Windows (Office 2013)
For Mac (Office 2016)

EndNote overview

These videos contain all the topics covered in the four-hour training course, plus additional advanced features. Learn all the basics of working with EndNote X7.5. Create and edit references. Manage PDFs. Import references from other sources. Use in-text citations in Word to compile a bibliography automatically.


  • create a reference library
  • add and edit references
  • manage PDFs
  • search online and export directly into EndNote
  • import libraries and text files
  • sort, group and search library
  • format citations and bibliography in Word
  • inserting citations in Word

For Windows
For Mac

Syncplicity info

Instructions and tutorial videos on signing up for and installing and using Syncplicity. Learn best practices, and how to effectively share folders.

In person training courses by ITS Training are held twice a year in Wellington, the dates for 2018 are 7th-10th of May and 13th-17th of August. Go here and select "Wellington" from the downdrop menu of campuses, to see what courses are currently scheduled. is an online training resource for PC and Mac users covering a wide range of computer applications and some professional skills. Further topics are being added regularly. Access is funded by IT Training and Development and is FREE for all University of Otago students.

Go to and enter code OU2018 - this code works until the end of 2018. Then log in if you have a preexisting account, or sign up fresh. The email address for your account must end in

You can access the site from any computer, tablet or mobile device with an internet connection.

Each course consists of:

  • Video modules (3–6 minutes each)
  • Transcripts
  • Cheat sheets
  • Exercises
  • Quizzes