Do you have a presentation coming up and want to practice it? Presenter coach will allow you to do just that! It will listen to you talk through your presentation and make recommendations on how you can improve. Talk too fast? Say umm too many times? It will let you know so that you can… Continue reading #558 Practice your presentations with presenter coach
Do you need an online space where you can draw out your ideas or plans? Microsoft whiteboard, which is part of O365, might be just what you need! The whiteboard has a really simple interface so you won’t get distracted and you can share it by e-mail or with a weblink. It is super easy… Continue reading #557 Get a collaborative whiteboard with O365
If you’ve used a service like WeTransfer before, you will be pleased to know that Dropbox now offers a similar service to send files you don’t need to collaborate on. The benefits of this service compared to sharing a file on Dropbox includes: You can see how many times file has been viewed / downloaded… Continue reading #556 Dropbox Transfer
Yo Teach is a very quick and easy way of setting up a back channel/chat area for your students. You can have access to admin features that enables you to delete messages, create word clouds, set up voting, along with a host of other options! Take a look… Featured Image by Foundry Co from PixabayFeatured
Did you know that you can now directly edit, comment, and collaborate on Office files using Office editing in Google Drive? The great thing is that you can view version history and collaborate in real-time with others and all changes you make will be saved to the original Microsoft Office file. This is a good… Continue reading #540 Work with Office files using Office editing in Google Drive
Milanote is an easy to use tool for organizing projects and ideas visually. You can write notes, upload files and images, tag websites, make to-do lists. If you have the phone app you can add notes and photos from your phone. You can also share and edit with collaborators in real time. Photo by Glenn… Continue reading #534 Organise Visually with Milanote
In #522, we introduced the immersive reader. In this post we explore this further by looking at the visual and grammar options within the tool. Watch the video to find out more. Featured image: CCO from Pixabay https://pixabay.com/photos/swan-water-swim-head-under-water-4017568/
At Manchester Met we have a branded Kaltura video site called MMUTube. This Kaltura site integrates into our Moodle area and staff will often use the integration tool to add videos to their unit areas in Moodle…if you want a colleague to be able to publish one of your videos, a quick and easy fix… Continue reading #525 Need a co-editor on Kaltura? No problem!
A common complaint we hear from our academic colleagues, is how to manage a never-ending tide of student emails. In this #5MinuteReflection we cover some tips to help move students away from emails and onto more efficient communication methods. What are our students saying? Every year at Manchester Met, the TEL team conducts a thematic… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 6: Fed up with student emails? Tips for alternative communications.
If you’ve ever received an email from Moodle, you may find that the font used isn’t too readable. To change the font it’s actually a setting within Microsoft Word and this then changes the default font for HTML styled emails that haven’t had a font specified. We hope you find this one useful – I… Continue reading #523 Changing the font for Moodle emails