One of the really cool things you can do with Google and Google Scholar is to set up alerts. You can do this by using an existing Google search or by setting on up from scratch. Google will then email you with with new journal articles or news reports that match your search, pretty nifty… Continue reading #419 Keep on top of new research with Google Alerts
If you have not come across the cite option in Google Scholar yet, then you are in for a treat! This nifty feature takes all the pain away from building your bibliography, and if you are using an external reference library like EndNote (and I highly recommend that you are!), then it makes citations and… Continue reading #417 Easy citations with Google Scholar
I discovered Unpaywall in a session on open knowledge in HE. Unpaywall is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to skip the paywall on millions of peer-reviewed journal articles. It’s fast, free and legal. You will need Google Chrome to install the Unpaywall extension in your browser. The extension works by automatically looking for a copy in… Continue reading #386 Unpaywall: Read research papers for free
The spike feature is a little known function in Word, but enables you to keep all your cut items together (on an imaginary spike!) and then to be able to paste them all in one place. This is useful for when you are editing a document and want to do all your cutting at once,… Continue reading #362 Cutting sections from Word? Spike them instead!
As we’re seen in previous posts on Excel, Excel is full of nifty little tricks to help make our lives much easier. In this post we take a look at the SumIF function. This function enables you to set conditions on what you want to add together. These conditions can come from another cell, for… Continue reading #350 Use SumIF in Excel to add conditions to your additions!
This is the last in our series on creating a quiz with Google Forms. In this post, we look at how to share your quiz with your students and how you can embed it into a web page. Featured image: “Sharing” by ryancr is licenced under CC BY-NC 2.0
This is the third in our series on creating a quiz with Google Forms. In this post, we look at how you can view the results and download them to a Google sheet.
This is the second in our series on creating a quiz with Google Forms. In this post, we look at the different type of quiz questions that you can create as well as the different elements you can insert into the quiz itself such as images, videos and section breaks.
Have you considered using Presenter View when you present during lectures? Presenter View allows you to view your presentation notes and preview upcoming slides all whilst your audience views note free version on the lecture screen. Watch the video below to find out more… Do you want to learn more about PowerPoint? Check out our… Continue reading #319 Presenting with PPT [5/5]: Using Presenter View
A fixed cell reference allows you to use make use of the auto-fill feature in Excel, whilst ensuring any cell references you want to keep static, remain so. So if you ever find yourself frustrated that Excel isn’t completing your formulas as you’d like, this one is for you! Featured image: ” Red Cells”by Alias… Continue reading #318 Excel formulas behaving weirdly? Try a fixed cell reference