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 · Assessment · Audience response system · Browsers · Classroom Technologies · Classroom technology · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Formative assessment · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · MMU: ISS Themes · Quiz tools

#678 Overview of Vevox

Vevox is a great Polling and Q&A tool that integrates into PowerPoint. Although it’s a paid subscription it’s certainly worth it for the ease of integrating some great question polling and audience participation features in to a PowerPoint. Participants just need to access a website (or download the app) to take part. This first of… Continue reading #678 Overview of Vevox

Edge · Uncategorized

#674 Regularly access the same websites? Pin them to your taskbar!

I recently discovered that you can use Microsoft Edge webbrowser to pin indivdual websites to your taskbar on a Windows machine. This means anything you access regularly online, for instance your VLE, you can pin to the taskbar for easy access. In this short video walkthrough I show you how to do this.

#1minuteCPD · Brave · Browsers · Google Chrome · Timesavers · Top tip

#671 Reader Mode [1/2]: Simplify web page text

This Chrome extension enables you to 1-click simplify web pages to make them more readable. If you have colour perception difficulties, you can quickly and easily adjust the colour palette to suit your needs. It is available as a Chrome extension at the Chrome Webstore Photo by Islander Images on Unsplash

#1minuteCPD · Browsers · Communication / Collaboration · Copyright · Creative Commons · Digital creation, innovation and scholarship (creative production) · ICT proficiency · Microsoft Office · MMU: ISS Themes · Office 365 · Searching Skills · The University of Manchester · Timesavers · Top tip · Windows · Word

#666 Similarity Checker in MS Word online

In this video we’ll show you how to use the basic online similarity checker for Microsoft Word online – it’s great for checking for similarities and also a great tool for gathering information for your bibliography

#1minuteCPD · Brave · Browsers · Digital creation · Edge · Firefox · Google Chrome · Images · Internet Explorer · Timesavers

#663 FireShot screen capture

Often I want to screen capture something from the browser and annoyingly many times it goes beyond the size of my screen. Previous I may have had to take multiple screenshots and stitch them in a document. FireShot enables you to screen capture the entire browser window including the material that may be off-screen. Really… Continue reading #663 FireShot screen capture

#1minuteCPD · Browsers · Digital learning and personal/ professional development (learning) · Google Chrome · ICT proficiency · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Timesavers · Top tip

#658 Google Chrome: Restore closed tabs and book marking

In this video, I’ll show you how to restore closed tabs and also how to bookmark. It’s really annoying if you accidentally close down Chrome – or if your computer resets and you had a few tabs open – so this video will show you how to restore them.

Digital research and scholarship · Google Chrome · Media literacy · Top tip

#643 Reading list in Google Chrome

Google Chrome have added a new useful feature as an alternative to bookmarking. If like me, you bookmark web pages that you would like to read at a later date, you can now add them to a dedicated ‘Reading list’ instead of them getting lost in your bookmarks. Then you can see what is read… Continue reading #643 Reading list in Google Chrome