Digital collaboration · Digital communication · Information literacy · Timesavers · Top tip

#593 Trello: Calendar view

I am a big fan of Trello. I use it to organise my projects using ‘boards’ and ‘cards’. One useful power-up that you can add to your boards is Calendar. This creates a new perspective to your board by taking the due dates for your cards and displaying them in a Calendar format so you… Continue reading #593 Trello: Calendar view

Copyright · Creative Commons · Digital communication · E-portfolios · Images · Moodle use, organisation and content

#588 Flaticon: Over 3 million free icons!

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!

Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Digital creation · Distance Learning · Recording your screen · Top tip · Video

#586 Loom [2/2]: Video settings and options

In the last post, we introduced Loom – a free screen recording and video recording. In this post, we look at some of the video settings and options once you have recorded your video. Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Digital creation · Distance Learning · Recording your screen · Top tip · Video

#585 Loom [1/2]: An introduction to a free screen and video recording software

There are lots of different screen and video recording software out there. In this short post, here are a few things that I like about Loom: The Loom Pro account is free for students and teachers. All you need to do is sign up with your institutional email address. You can easily record the screen… Continue reading #585 Loom [1/2]: An introduction to a free screen and video recording software

Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Media literacy · Timesavers · Top tip · Video · Working with Data

#581 WeTransfer: An easy and free way to share large files

WeTransfer is an easy and free way to share large files. You don’t even need to sign up for an account. It’s very handy if the size of the file(s) that you want to send someone exceeds the upload limit on your email client.   To send a file(s) Select individual files or folder (you… Continue reading #581 WeTransfer: An easy and free way to share large files

Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Outlook · Top tip

#580 Outlook: Opening a colleague’s Calendar

This is an example of one of those, “you don’t know, what you don’t know” things. During a conversation earlier this week, a colleague shared that they hadn’t realised it was possible to view another colleagues’ calendar in Outlook. As a lot of us are working from home at the moment, and coordinating meetings is… Continue reading #580 Outlook: Opening a colleague’s Calendar

#1minuteCPD · Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Skype for Business

#576 Skype for Business Webinars [5/5]: Adding a Poll

Do you want to make your Skype for Business session more interactive? Adding a poll is a great way to do this. Watch the video to find out how: Featured image: CCO from Pixabay https://pixabay.com/illustrations/feedback-satisfaction-employee-3240007/

Accessibility · Digital communication · Information literacy · Top tip

#575 PDF Accessibility checking and adjusting in Acrobat

Acrobat offers an inbuilt PDF checker and adjustment tools that enable you to review and correct some accessibility issues that may arise in PDF documents. As you may need to update existing guides or web based PDFs Acrobat can allow you to adjust these without having to resort to re making the document in their… Continue reading #575 PDF Accessibility checking and adjusting in Acrobat

#1minuteCPD · Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Digital communication · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Skype for Business

#573 Skype for Business Webinars [4/5]: Adding a Q & A

Keeping track of questions and making sure they are all answered can be tricky when using the chat box. Skype for Business has a handy Q & A function which will organise the questions for you. It even allows you to filter to see just the unanswered questions. Watch the video to find out more:… Continue reading #573 Skype for Business Webinars [4/5]: Adding a Q & A