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#21 How to create your own QR codes

QR codes, for those not in the know, are like barcodes for URLs. Your smartphone or tablet can ‘read’ the QR code using a scanning app.

They provide a really quick and easy way of mixing the ‘real world’ with the virtual.

You could use them in lectures to send students to surveys or online resources, or in workshops to link them through to video guides.

If you have a weblink for it, you can turn it into a QR code (much easier to access than a fiddly URL!).

Want to give it a go?

 

P.S…. To be able to ‘read’ a QR code you will need to have a QR scanner app on your phone or tablet, search for ‘QR scanner’ in your app store to find one – there are lots of free ones available.

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3 thoughts on “#21 How to create your own QR codes

  1. Did you know that if you use goo.gl as a link shortener you get a QR code for free? See this little video: http://screencast.com/t/dK9zIzIP. The url for the QR code image (http://chart.googleapis.com/chart?cht=qr&chs=150×150&choe=UTF-8&chld=H&chl=https://goo.gl/1S9b9z) contains size values (chs=150×150) which can easily be changed to make a QR code of any size and if you’re using an online presentation tool like Google Slides or PowerPoint online (part of Office 365), images can be added by URL so the workflow is almost minimal.

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