Data literacy · Digital communication · ICT proficiency · Uncategorized · Word

#469 Merge & split table cells

Another “it’s only easy if you know it” tip for today. An academic asked me today how to do this and so it seems likely that this is something other people are also unsure how to merge and split cells in a table. This can really make your table much easier to read, and is… Continue reading #469 Merge & split table cells

Communication / Collaboration · Data literacy · ICT proficiency · Information literacy · Outlook · Timesavers · Top tip

#464 Create a Calendar Group in Outlook

Creating a calendar group in Outlook is a top time saving tip that I recently discovered through talking to a colleague. If you share a lot of calendars, you can organise them by group instead of having them listed alphabetically. This is great if you have a massive long list of shared calendars, but even… Continue reading #464 Create a Calendar Group in Outlook

#ios · android · Images · Media literacy · Mobile

#463 Patterns and Colours with Adobe Capture

Do you need to create colours and patterns for use in documents or designs. Sometimes you need to create colours that match with imagery and make patterns that can repeat. Adobe capture allows you to do this quickly using the feed from your smartphone camera or any pre-existing photo. With a few presses in the… Continue reading #463 Patterns and Colours with Adobe Capture

#ios · android · Apple · Browsers · Creative Commons · Images · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Media literacy · Mobile · Social Media · Windows

#460 Gurushots: The Photography Game – Voting and Ranking [2/3]

In this second of three posts about GuruShots (catch the first one by clicking here) we take you through the process of voting and increasing your exposure level to other photographers. Essentially you submit one or more of your own photographs (depending on the challenge) into a photographic challenge and other members of Gurushots vote… Continue reading #460 Gurushots: The Photography Game – Voting and Ranking [2/3]

Images · Media literacy · PowerPoint · Uncategorized

#457 Giphy: Animate your images

In #357 we showed you how to add a gif to a PowerPoint, but what if the perfect gif doesn’t already exist? Don’t worry, in just a few simple steps you can animate an image, creating a gif to suit your needs! In this video we will take you through creating and exporting an image,… Continue reading #457 Giphy: Animate your images

Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Media literacy · Mobile · Timesavers · Top tip

#456 How to Group Video Call on WhatsApp

This is a top tip for anyone who uses WhatsApp. It’s now possible to have a group video call with up to four participants. This is great for friends or family but you could also use it to quickly and easily collaborate with colleagues or research students via your mobile phone. It’s really simple. All… Continue reading #456 How to Group Video Call on WhatsApp

#ios · android · Digital creation · Google Chrome · Media literacy · Mobile · Social Media · Top tip

#448 Mimic Mobile in a Browser

In this post we will look at how you can mimic a mobile experience within a browser. In this example we will look at Instagram. If you’ve accessed Instagram via a web browser you may have noticed you would not normally be able to post and can only post from a mobile device. Here are… Continue reading #448 Mimic Mobile in a Browser