Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Digital participation · ICT proficiency · Information, data and media literacy (critical use) · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Media literacy · MMU: ISS Themes · Social Media

#478 AnswerGarden: Easy word clouds

AnswerGarden is a very simple tool that quickly and easily allows you to create an audience response wall online. Your audience can respond to questions and it generates a word cloud based on responses with the size of words increasing with the frequency the audience responds with that word. Really simple and easy to use… Continue reading #478 AnswerGarden: Easy word clouds

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

Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Digital communication · Digital participation · Padlet

#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

Assessment · Communication / Collaboration · Data literacy · Digital collaboration · Digital communication · Digital creation · Digital identity management · Digital innovation · Digital participation · E-portfolios · Information literacy · Media literacy · Microsoft Office

#439 Export your Sway

Following on from our previous Sway posts (see Sway), in today’s video we look at exporting Sway to PDF or Word documents. This, in conjunction for being able to create templates, makes Sway an excellent option for people looking for a portfolio or online CV tool for students. One of the most common questions we… Continue reading #439 Export your Sway

Assessment · Blogging · Communication / Collaboration · Data literacy · Digital communication · Digital identity management · Digital participation · Digital wellbeing · Media literacy · Microsoft Office · Timesavers

#437 Template your Sway

Building on some of our earlier posts on Sway, Microsoft’s snazzy presentation tool, we are pleased to announce some very useful extra features. In this video we show how you can share a pre-populated Sway template with your students. If you work at Manchester Met, then you and your students all have access to Sway… Continue reading #437 Template your Sway

Audience response system · Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Digital communication · Digital participation · Microsoft Office

#432 Create easy surveys in Office 365

Here at Manchester Met Uni  we have access to Office 365 accounts as part of our standard tool kit, however, if you don’t you can sign up for a free academic or student account here. One of the lesser known features of Office 365 is the forms tool. Forms can be used to create surveys… Continue reading #432 Create easy surveys in Office 365

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

#363 OMBEA – A PowerPoint response system [8/8]: Reports

In this last instalment of looking at OMBEA (an audience response system that integrates into PowerPoint) we look at generating student reports from activities they have participated in. Ensure that the file has been saved in OMBEA format and then you’ll be able to generate a number of different reports with just a few clicks.… Continue reading #363 OMBEA – A PowerPoint response system [8/8]: Reports