Digital creation · Images · Uncategorized

#710 Need to remove something from an image? Try Cleanup.pictures

I love this tool. If you have the perfect image, but it has something on it that isn’t quite right, cleanup.picutures can seamlessly remove it for you in seconds, and fill in the background so it looks like it was never there in the first place. So easy to use, everyone can do it. Have… Continue reading #710 Need to remove something from an image? Try Cleanup.pictures

#1minuteCPD · Digital creation · Media literacy · Microsoft Office · Timesavers · Top tip · Windows · Word

#709 Extract text from a table

Recently I have been converting word documents that had transcripts in tables. In order to make the documents more presentable I wanted to take the text from the tables and utilise as regular text in the document. This initially meant quite a bit of cutting and pasting. After a few errors were I cut the… Continue reading #709 Extract text from a table

#1minuteCPD · Communication / Collaboration · Digital creation · Digital creation, innovation and scholarship (creative production) · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · MMU: ISS Themes · Recording your screen · Uncategorized · Video · Windows

#708 Overview of Clip Champ (Video editor)

In Windows 11 Microsoft have added a new Video Editor which has some pretty nifty features in comparison to the previous Video Editor. Some users complained about the lack of features in the previous editor and now some are saying they’ve made it too complicated – but never fear – 1minuteCPD are here to cover… Continue reading #708 Overview of Clip Champ (Video editor)

AI Technology · Digital creation · Digital innovation · Images

#707 Need an image of a Peacock drinking tea? Or anything else? DALL.E can help!

DALL.E is another tool from the same people who brought us ChatGPT, but this time it’s generating images. These can be drawings, 3D renders, paintings or paintings in the style of other artists or movements. It’s a fascinating tool to play with, and I warn you, can be a bit addictive. You get 50 free… Continue reading #707 Need an image of a Peacock drinking tea? Or anything else? DALL.E can help!

Top tip · PowerPoint · Digital creation

#706 PowerPoint: Try the new Morph transition

The Morph transition allows you to animate smooth movement from one slide to the next – without the need for motion paths and animations. A top tip is to duplicate a slide and drag elements around. Here is a very quick demonstration of moving a shape in PowerPoint using the duplicating slide method. Remember to… Continue reading #706 PowerPoint: Try the new Morph transition

Artificial Intelligence · Assessment · Digital communication · Digital creation · Digital innovation

#705 Intrigued by the rise of AI? Have a play!

Open AI /Chat GPT has been in the news a lot recently, particularly with the implications that these enhanced chat bots could prove to be the death knell of the more traditional assessment methods. I’ve been playing with Chat GPT recently, it’s free to use and explore and gives you a sense of where the… Continue reading #705 Intrigued by the rise of AI? Have a play!

Accessibility · Brave · Browsers · Google Chrome

#704 Visor: Coloured overlays for reading webpages

Visor is a browser extension that enables you to overlay colours onto webpages and adjust the contrast if you need to for reading purposes. Recently we had a short course with an accessibility requirement to provide materials on pastel-coloured backgrounds. Using Visor in the browser enabled the student to access the online materials without having… Continue reading #704 Visor: Coloured overlays for reading webpages

#1minuteCPD · Audience response system · Classroom Technologies · Classroom technology · Digital collaboration · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · MMU: ISS Themes · Mobile · Timesavers · Top tip

#702 Creating quick polls in WhatsApp

Until very recently I didn’t know this was a thing I was sitting a little bored in a [n online]meeting and I stumbled across this little gem which amused a couple of other people I was chatting with as a sub-conversation. So I’d thought I’d share it with our fabulous 1minutecpd audience – and even… Continue reading #702 Creating quick polls in WhatsApp