Visit the Learners’ Toolkit for a range of user guides to help you use University IT facilities.

We’ve also created a series of workbooks focusing on the core IT skills and software applications you are likely to need and use during your time at University.

Or you might like to register for online learning - FREE access to web-based training courses!

Our video tutorials will help you use MS PowerPoint to create research posters, and show you how to manage your dissertation or thesis using MS Word.

User Guides

Learners’ Toolkit

You’ll find support for IT Services in Learners’ Toolkit.

Many of our user guides are are supplemented by video tutorials and links to external resources.

From managing your user credentials to planning a better presentation, you’ll find the support you need to get on in your studies at the University of Aberdeen.


Created especially for you!

A series of workbooks focusing on the core IT skills you will be likely to use during your time at the University of Aberdeen.

Note: These training materials are licensed to the University of Aberdeen. Consequently, access is restricted to University of Aberdeen users only and you will be prompted to login using your normal computer username and password.


General computer use and email

Computing @ Aberdeen
The computing facilities at Aberdeen University
» Download workbook [PDF 737KB]

 File management and backups
Learn about managing files and backing up
» Download workbook [PDF 634KB]
Student Email

Student Email (OWA)
Learn about using Student email, Outlook Web Access (OWA), on and off campus
» Download workbook [PDF 1.5MB]


Microsoft Office 2016


Learn to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

» Visit our IT Training pages to download workbooks and associated course files.

Online Learning

SkillPort logoRegister for free online training

The SkillPort e-learning system offers staff and students FREE access to web-based training courses covering Microsoft Office, Outlook and Lync, and Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop and more!

Work in your own time and at a pace that suits you. All you need is an internet connection.

Find out more about SkillPort on our IT Training pages.

Video Tutorials

Teach yourself!

Why not visit our YouTube channel and take a look at our short video tutorials.

PowerPoint for Posters

Learn how to use PowerPoint as an effective tool for creating large posters e.g. A0, A1, A2, etc. Very useful for presenting your research data.

Working with Long Documents

Writing a dissertation or thesis? Make sure you avoid last minute panics by planning ahead and setting up your MS Word document properly from the outset. Our short videos show you how.