Digital creation · Media literacy · office 365 · PowerPoint

#512 PowerPoint Online: Design Ideas

If like me you need a bit of help in making your presentations look pretty, Office 365 has a great tool that you can use in PowerPoint Online – Design Ideas (you can find this in the Design tab on the Ribbon). This can transform a slide from a caterpillar into a butterfly. Watch this… Continue reading #512 PowerPoint Online: Design Ideas

PowerPoint · Timesavers

#509 Automatic alternative text for images in PowerPoint Online

A picture says a thousand words is the commonly quoted saying, but what if you can’t see the picture very well? Many students rely on screen readers to access online content, but when it comes to pictures, they can only work if the image has an ‘alternative description’. Adding these descriptions is now much easier… Continue reading #509 Automatic alternative text for images in PowerPoint Online

Data literacy · Excel · Timesavers · Top tip · Working with Data

#496 Add up more than 24 hours in Excel

This top tip helped me recently when adding up the duration of a number of videos for a project. The duration of the videos were in the 24 hour clock format and when I added the duration together the result was not as I expected. The answer was to change the format of the cells… Continue reading #496 Add up more than 24 hours in Excel

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#495 WhatsApp on a desktop [4/4]

Sometimes bigger is better! You can use Whatsapp on a desktop/laptop computer. You need to make sure that your phone is in close proximity. This screencast will take you through the process of getting whatsapp on your desktop or laptop computer. Image is CC0 and is available from Pixabay

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#492 OneNote: Quickly create multiple pages from a list

In #154 we introduced you to OneNote, a great tool for keeping your notes organised. In this post, we show you how you can create multiple pages at once from a list, saving you some of your very valuable time. Featured image: CCO from Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/alarm-clock-time-of-good-morning-2116007/ 

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#488 Branched Microsoft Forms

Microsoft forms allows you to create branched forms where you can direct respondents depending on there responses. This allows you to present questions based on the input of previous questions creating more sophisticated interactions. This simple example shows you how you can get started. Photo by Zach Reiner on Unsplash  

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#485 WhatsApp: Creating a Group Chat [2/4]

In this next instalment where we look at WhatsApp we look at how to create a group chat. Group chats are great for social and work-related purposes. For the previous post about introduction to WhatsApp click here Image is CC0 and is available from Pixabay