ALTSpaceVR is a great place to explore virtual reality – you don’t even need a headset (although it’s a better experience if you have one!). They have a whole host of events you can attend for free, and you can even use it to host your own private meetings! Check out this one minute introduction:… Continue reading #529 Fancy VR? Don’t know where to start? Try AltSpaceVR
If you’ve ever received an email from Moodle, you may find that the font used isn’t too readable. To change the font it’s actually a setting within Microsoft Word and this then changes the default font for HTML styled emails that haven’t had a font specified. We hope you find this one useful – I… Continue reading #523 Changing the font for Moodle emails
If you are anything like us them you’ll also find that sometimes you need a break from screentime and a rest from scrolling through twitter and pinterest. However, these pesky social media designers work hard to make their sites as attractive (and addictive) as possible! So what can we do to make sure we give… Continue reading #501 Take control of your iPhone use with ScreenTime
Happy new year! ….And welcome to our new post type for 2019, a #5MinuteReflection. These posts, in addition to our familiar #1minutecpd posts, will provide some wider context and embed the technologies that we cover in #1minutecpd within practice. Each post should take approximately 5 minutes to read, so sit back and take a moment… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 1: New year, new us, new you?
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
Do your eyes sometimes feel the screen strain particularly if working late? Nightshift makes it possible to tone down your display to make it more comfortable to use at night. If you implement the feature your Mac’s display will adjust its colours in the evening so it uses less blue light and instead uses what Apple… Continue reading #383 Nightshift: Reduce eye strain in OS X
Although smartphones have revolutionised how we work and socialise, there are times when we all need to unplug. Moment is an iOS app (not currently available for Android), which helps you to manage your screen time. It shows you how much time you are spending on your device, as well as providing tips and tools… Continue reading #379 Give yourself a Moment’s peace
Do you work in a noisy open office like me? Do you find it sometimes impossible to concentrate? Well Noisli could be just the thing for you. Noisli is a website that helps you improve focus and increase productivity with background noise. You can mix different sounds to create your perfect environment depending on whether… Continue reading #253 Noisli: Improve focus and increase productivity!
Dragon Dictation is a great piece of software (app) for voice recognition. Just simply speak your email, letter or essay and Dragon will transcribe it for you with great accuracy. You can then export the text easily in to most applications. Give it a try! Featured image by Pixabay licenced under CC0
If you are a Dropbox user, you can also easily access version histories of your document. This makes recovering documents extremely quick and easy. This was an absolute godsend to me when an assignment file corrupted the day before a deadline and I was able to roll back a version of my document. Every time… Continue reading #237 Never lose your work again! Access version histories in Dropbox!