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#548 ZamZar: Online File Conversion

Zamzar is a browser based file conversion software – it provides the ability to convert to a whole range of file formats. It is free (up to a few conversions per day) or there’s a paid version providing unlimited conversions. Image is CC0 which has been taken from here

ICT proficiency · Information, data and media literacy (critical use) · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Media literacy · Microsoft Office · PowerPoint · Timesavers · Top tip

#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

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