Digital creation · Images

#444 Canva: A quick & easy way to create beautiful designs

Canva is a great tool to create professional looking designs in a flash, with no photoshop (or design!) skills required.  It’s free to use and comes with a whole host of gorgeous templates that you can customise to your own means. It’s really easy to use and the creates a very polished finished. What’s not… Continue reading #444 Canva: A quick & easy way to create beautiful designs

Digital creation · Digital research and scholarship · Images

#441 PhotoScan app: Bring your old photos back to life

PhotoScan (https://www.google.com/photos/scan/) is an app from Google Photos that lets you scan and save your favourite printed photos using your phone’s camera. It’s simple, fast, effective and free. It could be useful for any research projects that involve collecting and organising old photographs, or just simply to bring back some old family photos back to life.… Continue reading #441 PhotoScan app: Bring your old photos back to life

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

android · Digital creation · Media literacy · Mobile · Recording your screen · Top tip

#438 Vysor: To view your phone screen on a PC or Mac

Sometimes you want to demo something from your phone to a wider audience, maybe at a presentation or a demonstration. You may want to do it live or just to record something from your phone to put in a presentation. Vysor is a app in the chrome browser that allows you to do just that… Continue reading #438 Vysor: To view your phone screen on a PC or Mac

Audience response system · Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Digital research and scholarship · Microsoft Office

#434 Personalise your Office 365 survey

Following on from our last tutorial on creating surveys using Forms in Office 365, this video explores how to personalise the look and feel of that form. Missed the first video in this series? Check out #435 Create easy surveys in Office 365 Featured image shared under CCO by Pixabay

#ios · Apple · Digital creation · Digital creation, innovation and scholarship (creative production) · Images · iPad · Mobile · OS X

#430 Editing pictures easily with the Photos app in iOS (iPhone/iPad)

The built in Photo app on your iPhone and iPad is a powerful little tool. It allows you to make several adjustments to your pictures that include cropping, resizing, apply a number of filters as well as fine tuning settings such as contrast, exposure, balance etc. This video will give you an overview of how… Continue reading #430 Editing pictures easily with the Photos app in iOS (iPhone/iPad)

Curation · Digital research and scholarship · Google Chrome · Searching Skills

#427 Google Scholar “cited by” search to find relevant recent research

Google Scholar has lots of useful tips and tricks to help with your research. In this video we have a look at the “cited by” search option and the “related article” search. The cited by search shows you all the articles Google Scholar can find that have cited your original paper. This is a great… Continue reading #427 Google Scholar “cited by” search to find relevant recent research