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

OneNote · Timesavers · Top tip

#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/ 

Communication / Collaboration · Data literacy · Information, data and media literacy (critical use) · Microsoft Office · MMU: ISS Themes · Timesavers · Working with Data

#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  

Data literacy · Digital communication · ICT proficiency · Word

#469 Merge & split table cells

Another “it’s only easy if you know it” tip for today. An academic asked me today how to do this and so it seems likely that this is something other people are also unsure how to merge and split cells in a table. This can really make your table much easier to read, and is… Continue reading #469 Merge & split table cells

Communication / Collaboration · Data literacy · ICT proficiency · Information literacy · Outlook · Timesavers · Top tip

#464 Create a Calendar Group in Outlook

Creating a calendar group in Outlook is a top time saving tip that I recently discovered through talking to a colleague. If you share a lot of calendars, you can organise them by group instead of having them listed alphabetically. This is great if you have a massive long list of shared calendars, but even… Continue reading #464 Create a Calendar Group in Outlook