Accessibility · ICT proficiency · Microsoft Office · Word · Writing

#517 Tired of typing? Try the dictation feature in O365

Sometimes it is easier to speak, rather than type what it is that we want to write. Now you can dictate directly in Word Online, without having to install anything. I have been using it for a few weeks now and it has been very good at recognising what I say, even with my northern… Continue reading #517 Tired of typing? Try the dictation feature in O365

Communication / Collaboration · Digital creation · Recording your screen · Windows

#516 Record an application in Windows 10

In this 1minutecpd demo, we explore how you can use the built in screen recorder that is hidden inside the Game Bar in Windows 10. As this has been designed to record and share clips of games, it runs best looking at specific applications, however, you can also get it to record Web Browser pages… Continue reading #516 Record an application in Windows 10

Audience response system · Classroom technology · Formative assessment · PowerPoint · Quiz tools

#515 Seamless Menti’s with the PowerPoint add-in

Mentimeter is a popular tool to make sessions more interactive, but having to switch between presentation and browser can make using it in sessions a bit of a pain. Never fear though, there is a great PowerPoint add-on that allows you to embed your Mentimeter activities directly into your presentation. See the video below to… Continue reading #515 Seamless Menti’s with the PowerPoint add-in

Digital creation · Media literacy · Video

#514 Compress video with Handbrake

A strange name but a useful tool. Handbrake is a free utility that you can download to help you compress video into manageable sizes. So if you need to reduce video size for email or to upload to Moodle perhaps you can use Handbrake to reduce the size. This video demonstrates reducing a file from… Continue reading #514 Compress video with Handbrake

#5MinuteReflection · Assessment · Assessment · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · MMU: ISS Themes · Recording your screen · Video

#5MinuteReflection 4: Video resources to support student achievement

In this fourth instalment of our monthly #5minutereflection, we will look at Video resources to aid student achievement. Within the Science and Engineering faculty at Manchester Metropolitan University, we’re now two years into a project, initiated by the faculty PVC, Prof. Andy Gibson, to enhance the range of video support materials (aka screencasts) to support… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 4: Video resources to support student achievement

#1minutecpd · Browsers · Curation · Digital creation, innovation and scholarship (creative production) · ICT proficiency · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Recording your screen · Video

#513 Online video editing with WeVideo

WeVideo is a great online, cloud based, video editor. It has a number of different pricing plans, including a limited feature Free plan. It’s a great application that’s not browser or device dependent. This video shows you a very quick overview. Find out more information at www.wevideo.com Image is CC0  

Digital creation · Media literacy · office 365 · PowerPoint

#512 PowerPoint Online: Design Ideas

If like me you need a bit of help in making your presentations look pretty, Office 365 has a great tool that you can use in PowerPoint Online – Design Ideas (you can find this in the Design tab on the Ribbon). This can transform a slide from a caterpillar into a butterfly. Watch this… Continue reading #512 PowerPoint Online: Design Ideas