Information for New Students
If you are a new student to Green Templeton College, or unfamiliar with how to get an email account, access the computer room, or get your personal computer connected to the College network, then please read the details below. More detailed information on most of the topics can be found through the menu on the left-hand side of this page.
Setting up your personal computer on the College network
Configuring an email client on your personal computer
Access to the College computer room
Useful links and e-mail addresses
Your Oxford Username (or Single Sign-On, or SSO) will be set up automatically once you have a university card. You will receive an e-mail providing you with a userID (SSO) and an activation code for this account. It is essential that you activate this account. The activation code is valid for 30 days. To activate your account you need this code and your university card, and need to go to https://webauth.ox.ac.uk then select option 'A) Activate a new account'.
Your Oxford username provides access to your e-mail, personal webspace and Weblearn. Weblearn is the University online course information which may be used by some departments.
In most cases, you will only have one email account held centrally on the Nexus email system. This one account will receive mail sent to both:
It is an essential condition of being connected to the College network that you have up-to-date antivirus software and the latest windows security patches, and that you run regular virus checks. If you need antivirus software, Sophos Antivirus is provided free to all students, and this can be installed immediately on connection to the network. Get instructions for installing Sophos.
If connecting to the internet from College accommodation, it is strongly recommended that you use this auto-updating anti-virus software. Virus infected machines will be blocked from network access by OUCS, and have to be checked by the IT Manager before access can resume. Please try to keep your machines virus free.
Windows Updates must also be run immediately on first connection to the College network (open Internet Explorer, click the 'Tools' menu, and select 'Windows Update' and follow the prompts). Having up-to-date security patches is at least as important as updated antivirus software. Apple Mac users are also recommended to run regular software updates. This is done in 'System Preferences' by using the 'Software Update' feature for Mac OSX.
Windows users are strongly recommended to read and implement the College's network security advice. The university network is very fast and fairly open, so viruses or malware in circulation will quickly reach your machine. Some initial time spent on securing your machine may save many hours of recovery work later.
If you have trouble with any of the above procedures, you are welcome to book a time in with the IT Department to help gain access to the College network. See also Connecting Personal Computers.
Configuration details for a range of email clients including Outlook and Thunderbird can be found at www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/nexus/.
Printing information: http://www.gtc.ox.ac.uk/college-life/it-information/printing-in-the-computer-room.html
It is important that you are aware of the Green Templeton College IT policies governing key aspects of IT usage for the College network and facilities. See GTC IT policies.
OUCS is the university computer service, which is handily located near the college and provides you with your e-mail address and web space. They also provide a computing shop, run a range of computing courses, printing up to A0 and provide help with any computing issues.
Oxford University Computing Services
13 Banbury Road
Tel : 01865 (2)73200
To gain access to software, OUCS remote access services, TSM backup services, you simply need to go to https://register.oucs.ox.ac.uk and provide your SSO email details.
Green Templeton College IT webpages: http://www.gtc.ox.ac.uk
http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/courses - for booking courses at OUCS
To activate your webmail account/change lost passwords go to: https://webauth.ox.ac.uk/
OUCS webmail user guides: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/email/
Sophos Antivirus: http://www.gtc.ox.ac.uk/college-life/it-information/obtaining-antivirus-software.html
OUCS insurance scheme: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/pcms/sld.xml.ID=Introduction
Green Templeton network security advice: http://www.gtc.ox.ac.uk/college-life/it-information/network-security.html
Connecting personal computers to the College network: http://www.gtc.ox.ac.uk/college-life/it-information/connecting-personal-computers.html
GTC Wireless Network: http://www.gtc.ox.ac.uk/college-life/it-information/gtc-wireless-network.html
Banned Software: http://www.gtc.ox.ac.uk/college-life/it-information/banned-software.html
TSM University backup system: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/hfs/
GTC Computing facilities: http://www.gtc.ox.ac.uk/college-life/it-information/college-computing-facilities.html
Remote file access: http://www.gtc.ox.ac.uk/college-life/it-information/remote-file-access.html
Purchase student copy of MS Office from: www.software4students.com