Digital creation · Digital creation, innovation and scholarship (creative production) · Images · Social Media · Timesavers

#408 Quick graphics using Adobe Spark

Not a power user with Photoshop? No idea what dimension a Facebook banner needs? No worries you can use Adobe Spark. It’s free and has loads of templates you can use or adapt without a huge learning curve. Just create an account, log in, make some quick choices…then you can adapt colours and content to… Continue reading #408 Quick graphics using Adobe Spark

Media literacy · Social Media · YouTube

#352 TubeChop: Embed a segment of a YouTube video

How useful is the YouTube feature that allows you to get a linked video to play from a certain point? How frustrating is it that you can’t so that with an embedded video? Well TubeChop allows you to select a segment and generate embed code just for the bit you want. Featured image: “Cleaver” by… Continue reading #352 TubeChop: Embed a segment of a YouTube video

Distance Learning · Social Media · Social Media · Video

#338 Vimeo [1/2]: Your online, video storage site

Vimeo is a little like YouTube, where you can upload, follow and search for different video content. Vimeo is a great way to store and share videos as you have complete control over the privacy of the videos you upload and can password protect your videos (shown in next post). In this post we explore… Continue reading #338 Vimeo [1/2]: Your online, video storage site

Digital research and scholarship · Distance Learning · Information literacy · Searching Skills · Social Media · Top tip · Twitter

#293 Using Twitter’s Advanced Search

Did you know that Twitter has an Advanced Search function? It’s really simple to use and can be a really powerful search tool to aide your digital research and scholarship. You can find out more about the different types of search in this Twitter article. In the meantime, here is a 60 second introduction on where… Continue reading #293 Using Twitter’s Advanced Search

Data literacy · Digital learning and personal/ professional development (learning) · Distance Learning · Social Media · Timesavers · Top tip · YouTube

#269 Filtering your YouTube search results

Did you know that you can filter your YouTube video search results? I didn’t until the other day! It is an excellent method to make your search more relevant and targeted – search by duration, date uploaded, views, ratings etc. Here is how you use the filter function… Feature image: “filtered” by timlewisnm is licenced under CC BY-SA… Continue reading #269 Filtering your YouTube search results

Communication / Collaboration · Digital creation · Searching Skills · Social Media · Twitter

#249 Follow a hashtag using Tweetdeck #awesome

I find following a hashtag (#) is a lot easier using Tweetdeck. It also has the added bonus that you can add more than one column to follow more than one hashtag. Additionally, you can interact with a Tweet in the same way as you would in Twitter, so you can Like, Retweet or Reply… Continue reading #249 Follow a hashtag using Tweetdeck #awesome