Browsers · Digital creation · Video

#578 CuePrompter.com: Free teleprompter for recording audio

If you are recording videos at home for the next academic year, why not use CuePrompter.com? CuePrompter.com is a free autocue service that works in your browser so you don’t need to download any software. It’s really easy to use. Simply copy and paste your video script into the form and press Start Prompter. To… Continue reading #578 CuePrompter.com: Free teleprompter for recording audio

#1minuteCPD · Media literacy · mmutube · Recording your screen · Video

#577 Kaltura: Recording computer sounds

When you are recording your screen, there are times when you might also want to record the computer sounds. For example, you might want to incorporate a video in your screencast, or perhaps you are recording a Skype for Business conversation. By adjusting the settings slightly you can do just that. Watch the video to… Continue reading #577 Kaltura: Recording computer sounds

#1minuteCPD · Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Skype for Business

#576 Skype for Business Webinars [5/5]: Adding a Poll

Do you want to make your Skype for Business session more interactive? Adding a poll is a great way to do this. Watch the video to find out how: Featured image: CCO from Pixabay https://pixabay.com/illustrations/feedback-satisfaction-employee-3240007/

Accessibility · Digital communication · Information literacy · Top tip

#575 PDF Accessibility checking and adjusting in Acrobat

Acrobat offers an inbuilt PDF checker and adjustment tools that enable you to review and correct some accessibility issues that may arise in PDF documents. As you may need to update existing guides or web based PDFs Acrobat can allow you to adjust these without having to resort to re making the document in their… Continue reading #575 PDF Accessibility checking and adjusting in Acrobat

Accessibility

#574 Wave: Accessibility evaluator

Since 2018 there has been legislation and guidelines introduced to direct web content to be as accessible as possible and new guidelines were introduced. One of the key parts of the Government guidance (see here and here) is that digital services should meet level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) WAVE is… Continue reading #574 Wave: Accessibility evaluator

#1minuteCPD · Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Digital communication · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Skype for Business

#573 Skype for Business Webinars [4/5]: Adding a Q & A

Keeping track of questions and making sure they are all answered can be tricky when using the chat box. Skype for Business has a handy Q & A function which will organise the questions for you. It even allows you to filter to see just the unanswered questions. Watch the video to find out more:… Continue reading #573 Skype for Business Webinars [4/5]: Adding a Q & A

#1minuteCPD · Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Digital communication · Digital creation · Digital participation

#572 Discord [1/3]: Setting up a community space

Discord is a platform originally aimed at gamers. It combines lots of features of Skype, Slack, Microsoft Teams with no cost. You have access to a web app, a desktop app and mobile apps so can access a community from any device. It combines the features of a chat lobby, #channels, a message board and… Continue reading #572 Discord [1/3]: Setting up a community space

#1minuteCPD · Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Distance Learning · Microsoft Office · Skype for Business

#571 Skype for Business Webinars [3/5]: Using a Collaborative Whiteboard

If you are facilitating a webinar, being able to write on the screen can be really useful. The whiteboard function in Skype for Business allows you to do just that! Perhaps you want to work through a maths problem or annotate a diagram. You can easily save the image you produce too. This video will… Continue reading #571 Skype for Business Webinars [3/5]: Using a Collaborative Whiteboard

Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Distance Learning · Top tip

#570 Making a video call with Slack

If you use the free version of Slack, you have the option to voice or video call an individual member of your Slack team. This is really useful if you need to make a quick call without setting up a video conference. In the top-right hand corner of the direct message with the team member,… Continue reading #570 Making a video call with Slack

Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Timesavers

#569 Video conferencing with Google Hangouts

If you have a Google account, a Google Hangout is a super quick and easy way to set up a video call. When you are logged in to your Google account, go to https://hangouts.google.com/ and simply click Video Call.     A new window will open in your browser and then you can invite people… Continue reading #569 Video conferencing with Google Hangouts