#1minuteCPD · Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Digital learning and personal/ professional development (learning) · PowerPoint

#558 Practice your presentations with presenter coach

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

#1minuteCPD · Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Microsoft Office · Office 365

#557 Get a collaborative whiteboard with O365

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

Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Information literacy · Timesavers · Top tip · Working with Data

#556 Dropbox Transfer

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

Audience response system · Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Digital communication

#546 Need a back channel chat for your class? Try Yo Teach!

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

Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Digital creation · Google Docs · Microsoft Office · Top tip

#540 Work with Office files using Office editing in Google Drive

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

Communication / Collaboration · Curation · Digital collaboration · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Digital creation · Digital creation, innovation and scholarship (creative production) · Mobile · Timesavers

#534 Organise Visually with Milanote

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

Communication / Collaboration · Excel · Microsoft Office · Office 365 · OneDrive · OneNote · Outlook · PowerPoint · Word · Writing

#527 Immersive Reader: visual and grammar options [2/2]

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/

Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Video · Video Libraries

#525 Need a co-editor on Kaltura? No problem!

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!

#5MinuteReflection · Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Digital identity management · Moodle

#5MinuteReflection 6: Fed up with student emails? Tips for alternative communications.

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.