Data literacy · Excel · Timesavers · Top tip · Working with Data

#496 Add up more than 24 hours in Excel

This top tip helped me recently when adding up the duration of a number of videos for a project. The duration of the videos were in the 24 hour clock format and when I added the duration together the result was not as I expected. The answer was to change the format of the cells… Continue reading #496 Add up more than 24 hours in Excel

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

Media literacy · Social Media · Timesavers · Top tip · YouTube

#493 YouTube: Scheduled video

In youtube you can schedule a release time for a private video. So you can set its availability on a certain date at a certain time. This is particularly useful for blog posts or event teasers that you may want to create before hand but avoid people stumbling across them by accident.   Photo by Jakob… Continue reading #493 YouTube: Scheduled video

Communication / Collaboration · Data literacy · Information, data and media literacy (critical use) · Microsoft Office · MMU: ISS Themes · Timesavers · Working with Data

#488 Branched Microsoft Forms

Microsoft forms allows you to create branched forms where you can direct respondents depending on there responses. This allows you to present questions based on the input of previous questions creating more sophisticated interactions. This simple example shows you how you can get started. Photo by Zach Reiner on Unsplash  

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#484 Refind: Creating personalised newsfeeds

Refind allows you quickly to generate a personalised news feed and you can choose the time of day its presented to you. You can combine sources from Twitter and various news channels to provide a customised feed. You can then curate these into a reading list either public or private and can re-share via various… Continue reading #484 Refind: Creating personalised newsfeeds

Digital communication · Media literacy · Video

#482 Renderforest for free funky animation creation

Renderforest is a free tool that enables you to quickly and easily create short (3 minutes max) animations for free. The tool is really straightforward to use and once created you can choose to download your video or publish to YouTube or Facebook. Take a look: Featured image CCO from Pixabay

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#481 Wunderlist: To-do lists made simple

Wunderlist is a seriously good to-do list app that has really helped get my life in order!  Once you have created an account you can download Wunderlist to all your devices and it works seamlessly across all platforms. I can create a list on my phone and view it on my laptop and vice versa. I… Continue reading #481 Wunderlist: To-do lists made simple