Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Digital communication · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Digital participation · Distance Learning

#471 Zoom: Video conferencing

Zoom is an easy to use video conferencing tool that comes with an impressive basic plan (you can upgrade and their full pricing details are on the website): Unlimited number of meetings (one meeting at a time) No expiration date No time limit for 1-on-1 meetings 40 minute limit on meetings with 3-100 people I… Continue reading #471 Zoom: Video conferencing

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

Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Digital creation · Uncategorized

#467 Flipgrid: a video discussion platform

Flipgrid is a tool that allows you to create a video wall for your students to contribute to. Once you set up your “grid”, you will be able to add topics, to which students can submit a short video. This video will show you how to create your first topic and share it with students. Featured… Continue reading #467 Flipgrid: a video discussion platform

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

Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Media literacy · Mobile · Timesavers · Top tip

#456 How to Group Video Call on WhatsApp

This is a top tip for anyone who uses WhatsApp. It’s now possible to have a group video call with up to four participants. This is great for friends or family but you could also use it to quickly and easily collaborate with colleagues or research students via your mobile phone. It’s really simple. All… Continue reading #456 How to Group Video Call on WhatsApp