Last week some of the @1minuteCPD Colin, Kate and I delivered an immersive escape room style professional development workshop as part of the Manchester Metropolitan University’s Festival of Learning. It aimed to enable participants to experience using the technology we advocate, as they would be used by students. Participants worked in small teams to complete… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 7: Escape rooms for professional development
At Manchester Met we have a branded Kaltura video site called MMUTube. This Kaltura site integrates into our Moodle area and staff will often use the integration tool to add videos to their unit areas in Moodle…if you want a colleague to be able to publish one of your videos, a quick and easy fix… Continue reading #525 Need a co-editor on Kaltura? No problem!
Wheel Decide is a free online spinner tool that helps you make decisions when a coin toss won’t do! You can use it for all sort of things such as where to go for dinner or what film to see. From a teaching and learning perspective, you can use it in your classroom to randomly… Continue reading #524 Can’t decide? Let Wheel Decide for you
A common complaint we hear from our academic colleagues, is how to manage a never-ending tide of student emails. In this #5MinuteReflection we cover some tips to help move students away from emails and onto more efficient communication methods. What are our students saying? Every year at Manchester Met, the TEL team conducts a thematic… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 6: Fed up with student emails? Tips for alternative communications.
We love Canva at 1minutecpd HQ and find it a really easy way to create eye catching presentations. Canva now has an export to PowerPoint function which makes it even more user friendly (and accessible!), take a look at the following video to find out how: Want to learn more about Canva? Have a look… Continue reading #518 Export your Canva presentations to PowerPoint
Want to brand your QR codes? Want to include your logo? Want to make gradients? Unitag allows you to create highly unique QR codes. Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash
We’re a big fan of the auto-captions in YouTube, however they are rarely perfect and if you are blessed with an accent, then things can go even more awry. In this 1minutecpd video we show you how you can edit the auto-captions and even download the file so you can upload it to another video… Continue reading #506 You said what?? How to edit auto-captions in YouTube