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

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

Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Digital participation · ICT proficiency · Information, data and media literacy (critical use) · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Media literacy · MMU: ISS Themes · Social Media

#478 AnswerGarden: Easy word clouds

AnswerGarden is a very simple tool that quickly and easily allows you to create an audience response wall online. Your audience can respond to questions and it generates a word cloud based on responses with the size of words increasing with the frequency the audience responds with that word. Really simple and easy to use… Continue reading #478 AnswerGarden: Easy word clouds