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

Browsers · Mobile · OS X · Timesavers

#498 Mobile view in desktop browser

Sometimes you may need to view a website in a mobile mode but don’t want to leave a desktop in order to do it. With developer tools you can quickly switch a website into mobile view. This video shows this in Opera and Safari but you can also do this with Chrome and Firefox. Photo… Continue reading #498 Mobile view in desktop browser

Media literacy · Social Media · Timesavers · Top tip · YouTube

#493 YouTube: Scheduled video

In YouTube you can schedule a release time for a private video. So you can set its availability on a certain date at a certain time. This is particularly useful for blog posts or event teasers that you may want to create before hand but avoid people stumbling across them by accident. Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash… Continue reading #493 YouTube: Scheduled video

Communication / Collaboration · Data literacy · Information, data and media literacy (critical use) · Microsoft Office · MMU: ISS Themes · Timesavers · Working with Data

#488 Branched Microsoft Forms

Microsoft forms allows you to create branched forms where you can direct respondents depending on there responses. This allows you to present questions based on the input of previous questions creating more sophisticated interactions. This simple example shows you how you can get started. Photo by Zach Reiner on Unsplash  

Digital communication · Google Chrome · Information literacy · Social Media

#484 Refind: Creating personalised newsfeeds

Refind allows you quickly to generate a personalised news feed and you can choose the time of day its presented to you. You can combine sources from Twitter and various news channels to provide a customised feed. You can then curate these into a reading list either public or private and can re-share via various… Continue reading #484 Refind: Creating personalised newsfeeds