Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Digital creation · Distance Learning · Recording your screen · Top tip · Video

#586 Loom [2/2]: Video settings and options

In the last post, we introduced Loom – a free screen recording and video recording. In this post, we look at some of the video settings and options once you have recorded your video. Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Digital creation · Distance Learning · Recording your screen · Top tip · Video

#585 Loom [1/2]: An introduction to a free screen and video recording software

There are lots of different screen and video recording software out there. In this short post, here are a few things that I like about Loom: The Loom Pro account is free for students and teachers. All you need to do is sign up with your institutional email address. You can easily record the screen… Continue reading #585 Loom [1/2]: An introduction to a free screen and video recording software

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#581 WeTransfer: An easy and free way to share large files

WeTransfer is an easy and free way to share large files. You don’t even need to sign up for an account. It’s very handy if the size of the file(s) that you want to send someone exceeds the upload limit on your email client.   To send a file(s) Select individual files or folder (you… Continue reading #581 WeTransfer: An easy and free way to share large files

Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Outlook · Top tip

#580 Outlook: Opening a colleague’s Calendar

This is an example of one of those, “you don’t know, what you don’t know” things. During a conversation earlier this week, a colleague shared that they hadn’t realised it was possible to view another colleagues’ calendar in Outlook. As a lot of us are working from home at the moment, and coordinating meetings is… Continue reading #580 Outlook: Opening a colleague’s Calendar

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#576 Skype for Business Webinars [5/5]: Adding a Poll

Do you want to make your Skype for Business session more interactive? Adding a poll is a great way to do this. Watch the video to find out how: Featured image: CCO from Pixabay https://pixabay.com/illustrations/feedback-satisfaction-employee-3240007/

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#573 Skype for Business Webinars [4/5]: Adding a Q & A

Keeping track of questions and making sure they are all answered can be tricky when using the chat box. Skype for Business has a handy Q & A function which will organise the questions for you. It even allows you to filter to see just the unanswered questions. Watch the video to find out more:… Continue reading #573 Skype for Business Webinars [4/5]: Adding a Q & A

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#572 Discord [1/3]: Setting up a community space

Discord is a platform originally aimed at gamers. It combines lots of features of Skype, Slack, Microsoft Teams with no cost. You have access to a web app, a desktop app and mobile apps so can access a community from any device. It combines the features of a chat lobby, #channels, a message board and… Continue reading #572 Discord [1/3]: Setting up a community space

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#571 Skype for Business Webinars [3/5]: Using a Collaborative Whiteboard

If you are facilitating a webinar, being able to write on the screen can be really useful. The whiteboard function in Skype for Business allows you to do just that! Perhaps you want to work through a maths problem or annotate a diagram. You can easily save the image you produce too. This video will… Continue reading #571 Skype for Business Webinars [3/5]: Using a Collaborative Whiteboard

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#570 Making a video call with Slack

If you use the free version of Slack, you have the option to voice or video call an individual member of your Slack team. This is really useful if you need to make a quick call without setting up a video conference. In the top-right hand corner of the direct message with the team member,… Continue reading #570 Making a video call with Slack

Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Timesavers

#569 Video conferencing with Google Hangouts

If you have a Google account, a Google Hangout is a super quick and easy way to set up a video call. When you are logged in to your Google account, go to https://hangouts.google.com/ and simply click Video Call.     A new window will open in your browser and then you can invite people… Continue reading #569 Video conferencing with Google Hangouts