Communication / Collaboration · Data literacy · Excel · Working with Data

#402 Muddled data in Excel? Sort it out!

If you are trying to move grades from one spreadsheet to another, or cross reference your data, then it can be a real pain if the data is not sorted in the same way. In this short video we cover how to sort your data alphabetically or by custom fields. Featured image: ” Sorting” by… Continue reading #402 Muddled data in Excel? Sort it out!

Data literacy · Digital collaboration · ICT proficiency · Timesavers · Top tip · Word

#398 No track changes in Word? No problem! Compare documents

Have you ever received a document with changes, where the person hasn’t used track changes? Felt like banging your head on the desk (like me the other day)? Well don’t despair! Word has a function where you can combine revisions from multiple authors into a single document. You will find this handy function under the… Continue reading #398 No track changes in Word? No problem! Compare documents

Accessibility · PowerPoint · Top tip

#369 Worried your PowerPoints aren’t accessible? Get some help!

PowerPoint has an inbuilt tool to help make sure that your slides are optimised for people using screen readers. They also include a really helpful table which highlights some common mistakes that can make your slides inaccessible for people with disabilities.  If you’re also worried about your Word documents, the same feature can be found… Continue reading #369 Worried your PowerPoints aren’t accessible? Get some help!

Classroom technology · Digital creation · Media literacy · Microsoft Office · PowerPoint · Timesavers · Working with Data

#364 Sway [8/8]: Create outline from Sway or Powerpoint

This is the final post in our Sway series. Do you like Sway so far? Why not leave a comment below? In this video we look at generating an outline in Sway either from a PowerPoint file or by adding a topic and letting Sway generate an outline for us.  Once Sway creates the outline we… Continue reading #364 Sway [8/8]: Create outline from Sway or Powerpoint

Assessment · Assessment · Audience response system · Classroom technologies · Classroom technology · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Digital participation · Formative assessment · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Microsoft Office · MMU: ISS Themes · PowerPoint · Quiz tools

#363 OMBEA – A PowerPoint response system [8/8]: Reports

In this last instalment of looking at OMBEA (an audience response system that integrates into PowerPoint) we look at generating student reports from activities they have participated in. Ensure that the file has been saved in OMBEA format and then you’ll be able to generate a number of different reports with just a few clicks.… Continue reading #363 OMBEA – A PowerPoint response system [8/8]: Reports

Digital research and scholarship · ICT proficiency · Word

#362 Cutting sections from Word? Spike them instead!

The spike feature is a little known function in Word, but enables you to keep all your cut items together (on an imaginary spike!) and then to be able to paste them all in one place. This is useful for when you are editing a document and want to do all your cutting at once,… Continue reading #362 Cutting sections from Word? Spike them instead!

Assessment · Assessment · Audience response system · Classroom technologies · Classroom technology · Digital participation · Formative assessment · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Microsoft Office · MMU: ISS Themes · PowerPoint · Quiz tools

#359 OMBEA – A PowerPoint response system [7/8]: Ranking activity

In this seventh instalment of looking at OMBEA we discover the ranking / priority activity. You might want to use this where you ask students to order something in preference. Take a look – it will only take a minute! Here’s a link to the first post of the OMBEA series – click here to… Continue reading #359 OMBEA – A PowerPoint response system [7/8]: Ranking activity