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#590 Create professional science figures with BioRender

BioRender allows you to create professional science figures in minutes using thousands of pre-made icons and templates from more than 30 fields of life sciences. You can sign up for free and you don’t need to do download any software. BioRender is free for educational use with some caveats. Here is a quick intro to… Continue reading #590 Create professional science figures with BioRender

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#589 Free medical images with SMART

Servier Medical Art (SMART) has over 3000 free medical images that you can use to illustrate your publications and Powerpoint presentations. You can search using key terms or browse the different categories such as ‘Anatomy and The Human Body’, ‘Cellular Biology’ and ‘Medical Specialities’. You can download 1 image or the entire set as a… Continue reading #589 Free medical images with SMART

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#588 Flaticon: Over 3 million free icons!

Icons can be used in a range of different ways, from helping students to navigate your learning resources, to creating unity in your VLE’s with your colleagues. Flaticon provides you with free access to a huge range of different icons. If you are using the free licence, then you must add an attribution onto your… Continue reading #588 Flaticon: Over 3 million free icons!

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#586 Loom [2/2]: Video settings and options

In the last post, we introduced Loom – a free screen recording and video recording. In this post, we look at some of the video settings and options once you have recorded your video. Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

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#585 Loom [1/2]: An introduction to a free screen and video recording software

There are lots of different screen and video recording software out there. In this short post, here are a few things that I like about Loom: The Loom Pro account is free for students and teachers. All you need to do is sign up with your institutional email address. You can easily record the screen… Continue reading #585 Loom [1/2]: An introduction to a free screen and video recording software

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#584 Need Icons? Use PowerPoint!

Ever find yourself in need of a set of icons? Not sure your graphic design skills are up to the job? Fear not! PowerPoint can be used to create a range of simple icons, and the best bit is it’s super easy to do. These Icons can then be used to transform your Moodle Grid… Continue reading #584 Need Icons? Use PowerPoint!

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#582 Tricider for voting

Tricider is a website that allows you to quickly pose a question or prompt for a response. People can add ideas quickly to a board with no need to register. Items can be anonymous or names. Collaborators can then upvote ideas or explore them further by adding pros and cons. More collaborators can upvote pros… Continue reading #582 Tricider for voting

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#581 WeTransfer: An easy and free way to share large files

WeTransfer is an easy and free way to share large files. You don’t even need to sign up for an account. It’s very handy if the size of the file(s) that you want to send someone exceeds the upload limit on your email client.   To send a file(s) Select individual files or folder (you… Continue reading #581 WeTransfer: An easy and free way to share large files