Curation · Digital communication · Digital creation · Digital research and scholarship · Mobile · Padlet · Social Media

#470 Padlet Catscan: Digitise your sticky notes

The Padlet app has a funky new beta feature called Catscan. Catscan converts your sticky notes or paper notes into a digital format and posts them to a Padlet board. It’s a great way to share ideas gathered in hard-copy. Why not have a play? At present this feature is only available in the Padlet… Continue reading #470 Padlet Catscan: Digitise your sticky notes

Data literacy · Digital communication · ICT proficiency · Uncategorized · Word

#469 Merge & split table cells

Another “it’s only easy if you know it” tip for today. An academic asked me today how to do this and so it seems likely that this is something other people are also unsure how to merge and split cells in a table. This can really make your table much easier to read, and is… Continue reading #469 Merge & split table cells

Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Digital communication · Digital participation · Padlet · Uncategorized

#468 Padlet back chat

The back channel board in Padlet is a really easy way to facilitate group working. It enables you to quickly set up a shared space where people can share ideas, links, documents, photos and a whole heap of things.  It’s super easy to set up, you’ll get going in a jiffy! Once your board has… Continue reading #468 Padlet back chat

Moodle · Moodle use, organisation and content · Timesavers · Top tip · Uncategorized

#461 Don’t Panic! Recover deleted items in Moodle

The Recycle Bin in Moodle 3.3 enables you to recover recently deleted items in your Moodle area, phew! You can recover items you have deleted in the past 7 days, but after that time they are permanently deleted. Don’t panic if you can’t see your Recycle Bin in your Moodle area, it only appears once… Continue reading #461 Don’t Panic! Recover deleted items in Moodle

Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Digital creation · Images · Uncategorized

#459 ThingLink to create interactive images for free

With a free ThingLink account you can create rich, interactive image resources to share with your students. With a paid account you can also create interactive videos and 360 Degree interactive videos. In this quick introduction, we cover creating an interactive image using a free account. This can be a great tool to bring your… Continue reading #459 ThingLink to create interactive images for free

Timesavers · Top tip · Uncategorized · Word

#452 Snappier styles with new keyboard shortcuts

A few posts ago we showed you how easy it is to create a new style in a Word document. In this video we’ll show you how to make that style even easier to apply, by allocating it a new keyboard shortcut! Missed how to create your own styles, catch up now: #446 Define Styles in… Continue reading #452 Snappier styles with new keyboard shortcuts

Communication / Collaboration · Curation · Digital creation · Digital identity management · Social Media · Uncategorized

#449 Beautiful story telling with Shorthand Social

Shorthand Social is a free to use storytelling tool, which integrates into your Twitter account. You can create beautifully, visual stories using text, images and video. Each section is translated into a tweet to help promote your story, and the whole thing can be turned into a visual link to embed into a blog.  Give… Continue reading #449 Beautiful story telling with Shorthand Social