Digital creation · Media literacy · office 365 · PowerPoint

#512 PowerPoint Online: Design Ideas

If like me you need a bit of help in making your presentations look pretty, Office 365 has a great tool that you can use in PowerPoint Online – Design Ideas (you can find this in the Design tab on the Ribbon). This can transform a slide from a caterpillar into a butterfly. Watch this… Continue reading #512 PowerPoint Online: Design Ideas

Digital creation · Video · YouTube

#511 Need anonymity? Blur those faces in YouTube!

This tip has come off the back of a support request I’ve had this week. The academic wanted to share example recordings of students completing mock interviews, but didn’t want the students faces to be shown….the YouTube Blur feature did the trick! This handy little tool in YouTube will automatically detect faces for you and… Continue reading #511 Need anonymity? Blur those faces in YouTube!

AI Technology · android · Digital innovation · Digital research and scholarship · Google · Information literacy

#507 Google Lens: Search what you see

Google Lens is an AI-powered technology that uses your smartphone camera and deep machine learning to search what you see…and it’s really cool. You can use Google Lens (either through the app, Google Assistant or Google Photos) to identify objects in images and then return a Google search based on that image. It can read text,… Continue reading #507 Google Lens: Search what you see

Communication / Collaboration · Digital creation, innovation and scholarship (creative production) · Video

#499 Creating GIFs with BB Flashback

Have you ever wanted to create a GIF? BB Flashback has a built in export option to GIF. If you work at Manchester Met you’ll find BB Flashback is installed on your computer as standard, if you’re not sure where to start with BB Flashback, check out one of our earlier guides: #41 Introduction to screen… Continue reading #499 Creating GIFs with BB Flashback

Digital creation · Digital creation, innovation and scholarship (creative production) · Digital innovation

#497 Marvel: create prototype apps from your paper sketches

Do you have a brilliant idea for an app, but not sure where to start? The Marvel app allows you to turn your paper sketches into a working prototype in just a few minutes. Watch the video to see how. Featured image: CCO from Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/concept-man-papers-person-plan-1868728/  

Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Digital creation · Media literacy · Video

#494 Collaborate with Kaltura

At Manchester Met we have a video hosting service called MMUTube, which is provided by Kaltura. Recently I have discovered the collaboration feature, which means you can set up colleagues as co-editors or publishers of your content, very handy when you are working in a team! Featured image CCO shared via Pixabay

Digital creation · Digital innovation · Distance Learning · Video

#491 Virtual Reality on YouTube

Virtual Reality (VR) seems to be everywhere at the moment. Last week I spent an hour at a VR demo and to say I was blown away was an understatement. I took a trip to Mars, visited a battlefield and saw a Nigel deGrasse Tyson lecture brought to life all from the comfort of a… Continue reading #491 Virtual Reality on YouTube