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#528 Re-arranging PowerPoint Layers for Object Transitions

I actually stumbled across this one accidentally and now it makes life (when using PowerPoint) easier! If you need to re-arrange the order of objects on a slide this is a very straight forward method. image is by Creative Sustainability and is CC BY-SA 2.0 Advertisements

Data literacy · Information literacy · Media literacy · Video · Working with Data · YouTube

#521 Video contains confidential information? Blur it out!

As we saw previously in post #511 Need anonymity? Blur those faces in YouTube! the YouTube editor has a great blurring tool – but it isn’t just for faces! If you have recorded a video that contains sensitive or confidential data, then you can highlight regions in the video to blur out. You don’t even… Continue reading #521 Video contains confidential information? Blur it out!

Digital creation · Media literacy · Video

#514 Compress video with Handbrake

A strange name but a useful tool. Handbrake is a free utility that you can download to help you compress video into manageable sizes. So if you need to reduce video size for email or to upload to Moodle perhaps you can use Handbrake to reduce the size. This video demonstrates reducing a file from… Continue reading #514 Compress video with Handbrake

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

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

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 Owens on Unsplash… Continue reading #493 YouTube: Scheduled video