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#437 Template your Sway

Building on some of our earlier posts on Sway, Microsoft’s snazzy presentation tool, we are pleased to announce some very useful extra features. In this video we show how you can share a pre-populated Sway template with your students. If you work at Manchester Met, then you and your students all have access to Sway… Continue reading #437 Template your Sway

Firefox · Google Chrome · ICT proficiency · Timesavers

#436 Simple Gmail Notes

Simple Gmail Notes is a free and easy to use Chrome extension that allows you to better organise your Google Mail. You can add notes to individual Gmail conversations, store notes in your own Google Drive and add notes to your Google Calendar. This is useful to if you want to digitally stick a post-it… Continue reading #436 Simple Gmail Notes

#ios · android · Images · Media literacy · Mobile · Timesavers · Top tip

#433 Recognising Fonts from Images

Ever been stuck wondering what a font is? Ever wanted to download a font that has been used in a design? Using your phone with Adobe Capture you can now snap a pic or load from your camera roll and Adobe analyses it and points you to Type Kit fonts that are the same or… Continue reading #433 Recognising Fonts from Images

android · Mobile · Timesavers

#428 Organise Apps (Android)

Sick of cycling through loads of screens to get at the app you want. You can organise them into folders and customise your launcher. Photo by Brandon Lopez on Unsplash   See more on the Nova Launcher below https://www.androidcentral.com/nova-launcher         (this is not an endorsement just for info. We are in no way affiliated to… Continue reading #428 Organise Apps (Android)

Data literacy · ICT proficiency · Information literacy · Outlook · Timesavers · Top tip

#426 Search Folders in Outlook

I don’t file my emails in Outlook, instead I use Search Folders. A Search Folder is a virtual folder that provides a view of all email items that match specific search criteria. For example, I use a Search Folder for anyone I correspond with regularly (i.e. I can find that person’s emails without searching through my… Continue reading #426 Search Folders in Outlook

#ios · Apple · Images · Information, data and media literacy (critical use) · iPad · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Media literacy · Mobile · Timesavers · Top tip

#425 Markup: iOS Picture Annotation

There’s a great feature built in to the iOS Photos app called Markup. This allows you to annotate a picture using a variety of tools and colours directly without having to skip between apps. In this 1minutecpd video I’ll show you how easy it is to annotate a picture. It saves directly back to the… Continue reading #425 Markup: iOS Picture Annotation

Assessment · Information literacy · Moodle assignments · Timesavers

#424 Return annotated feedback files on bulk to Moodle assignments

If you’re using Moodle assignments and want to annotate on student scripts, or return feedback files quickly to students, this is the easiest way to do it! Start by downloading the submitted files in bulk, you can then annotate and edit a copy of the student submission, or clear the contents completely if you just… Continue reading #424 Return annotated feedback files on bulk to Moodle assignments