We love Canva here! And find their presentation templates to be really helpful for creating great looking decks, however sometimes you need to put things into PowerPoint so you can present offline or want to use the presentaion tools in Teams. Luckily for us Canva include an option to download to PowerPoint which creates a… Continue reading #727 Updated! How to save a Canva presentation to PowerPoint
When you need to concentrate, Teams can prove to be a distraction. You can help to manage that by either setting your status to Do Not Disturb or Appear Offline, the only trouble is remembering to reset it when you are done! This handy tip shows you how to set a duration to your temporary… Continue reading #723 How to set a status duration in Teams
In-call notifications for chat messages can quickly become an annoying distraction, particularly in large meetings with a busy back channel. To stop these annoying pop-ups you can quickly and easily mute the chat. In the video below we show how to do this from within the Teams call and how to do it from the… Continue reading #719 Teams chat notifications causing a distraction? Mute them!
In this video walk-through, we show you how you can use Word online to dictate your written feedback. Once dictated, you can then copy and paste the feedback into your feedback tool. Perfect for if you prefer talking to typing! You can even set it to do your punctuation automatically too.
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
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!
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!
This is a great time saving tip for anyone who uses Excel. If you have a number of columns or rows which you’d like to be the same width as the contents of the cells, this nifty trick shows you how to resize them all in a couple of clicks.
If, like me, you frequently find yourself deleting emails when you simply want to mark them as unread, change your swipe commands! These quick steps show you how to change what swipe left and swipe right do in your Outlook email app. This video guide is for apple devices.
Menti have added a new guided breathing slide, which you can embed into your presentations. This would be a good one to include in any revision sessions or assessment briefings. Really easy to set up, take a look: