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
I absolutely love Canva, but it’s difficult at times to find an image for a design without it having a cost associated, or needing to look at other image search engines. In #559 we introduced Pixabay, which is a great site for royalty and cost free images. Now you search for Pixabay images directly within… Continue reading #610 Canva: quickly add Pixabay images to your design
BioRender allows you to create professional science figures in minutes using thousands of pre-made icons and templates from more than 30 fields of life sciences. You can sign up for free and you don’t need to do download any software. BioRender is free for educational use with some caveats. Here is a quick intro to… Continue reading #590 Create professional science figures with BioRender
Servier Medical Art (SMART) has over 3000 free medical images that you can use to illustrate your publications and Powerpoint presentations. You can search using key terms or browse the different categories such as ‘Anatomy and The Human Body’, ‘Cellular Biology’ and ‘Medical Specialities’. You can download 1 image or the entire set as a… Continue reading #589 Free medical images with SMART
Icons can be used in a range of different ways, from helping students to navigate your learning resources, to creating unity in your VLE’s with your colleagues. Flaticon provides you with free access to a huge range of different icons. If you are using the free licence, then you must add an attribution onto your… Continue reading #588 Flaticon: Over 3 million free icons!
Ever find yourself in need of a set of icons? Not sure your graphic design skills are up to the job? Fear not! PowerPoint can be used to create a range of simple icons, and the best bit is it’s super easy to do. These Icons can then be used to transform your Moodle Grid… Continue reading #584 Need Icons? Use PowerPoint!
In #444 we introduced you to Canva, which allows you to quickly and easily create beautiful designs. Adding images to your designs is a really effective way to make them stand out. Pixabay is my favourite place to obtain free images that don’t have copyright issues. You can now search for Pixabay images directly within… Continue reading #552 Canva: Quickly add Pixabay images to your project
In the third instalment of our monthly #5minutereflection, we will look at Open Educational Resources (OERs). Open educational resources (OERs) are ‘free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes‘. They can be in any format, and they can range from individual items to full courses. #1minuteCPD… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 3: Open Educational Resources (OERs)
I discovered Unpaywall in a session on open knowledge in HE. Unpaywall is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to skip the paywall on millions of peer-reviewed journal articles. It’s fast, free and legal. You will need Google Chrome to install the Unpaywall extension in your browser. The extension works by automatically looking for a copy in… Continue reading #386 Unpaywall: Read research papers for free
We all love something for nothing, don’t we? Unsplash is a website full of free high-resolution photos: All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or… Continue reading #349 Make a splash with Unsplash