Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Digital creation · Google docs · Microsoft Office · Top tip

#540 Work with Office files using Office editing in Google Drive

Did you know that you can now directly edit, comment, and collaborate on Office files using Office editing in Google Drive? The great thing is that you can view version history and collaborate in real-time with others and all changes you make will be saved to the original Microsoft Office file. This is a good… Continue reading #540 Work with Office files using Office editing in Google Drive

AI Technology · Digital communication · Digital creation · Google Chrome · Microsoft Office

#535 Grammarly for Chrome

Grammarly has a free browser extension that you can add to Chrome to help with your spelling, grammar and punctuation whilst writing on the web. It is also available as an MS Office Add-in and is GDPR compliant. You can add the Grammarly extension here. Here is an example of Grammarly in action… Photo by Pereanu… Continue reading #535 Grammarly for Chrome

#1minuteCPD · Accessibility · Microsoft Office · PowerPoint

#532 Get live captioning with PowerPoint Online

If you use PowerPoint online, it has an awesome feature that allows you to add captions to your live presentation. Once you turn it on, it shows a written version of everything that you say at the bottom of the page. It is quite accurate, although you may find that it doesn’t quite get some… Continue reading #532 Get live captioning with PowerPoint Online

ICT proficiency · Information, data and media literacy (critical use) · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Media literacy · Microsoft Office · PowerPoint · Timesavers · Top tip

#528 Re-arranging PowerPoint Layers for Object Transitions

I actually stumbled across this one accidentally and now it makes life (when using PowerPoint) easier! If you need to re-arrange the order of objects on a slide this is a very straight forward method. image is by Creative Sustainability and is CC BY-SA 2.0

Communication / Collaboration · Excel · Microsoft Office · Office 365 · OneDrive · OneNote · Outlook · PowerPoint · Word · Writing

#527 Immersive Reader: visual and grammar options [2/2]

In #522, we introduced the immersive reader. In this post we explore this further by looking at the visual and grammar options within the tool. Watch the video to find out more. Featured image: CCO from Pixabay https://pixabay.com/photos/swan-water-swim-head-under-water-4017568/

#5MinuteReflection · Digital collaboration · Digital communication · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Digital creation, innovation and scholarship (creative production) · Digital learning and personal/ professional development (learning) · Digital participation · ICT proficiency · Information, data and media literacy (critical use) · Moodle · Office 365

#5MinuteReflection 7: Escape rooms for professional development

Last week some of the @1minuteCPD Colin, Kate and I delivered an immersive escape room style professional development workshop as part of the Manchester Metropolitan University’s Festival of Learning. It aimed to enable participants to experience using the technology we advocate, as they would be used by students. Participants worked in small teams to complete… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 7: Escape rooms for professional development

Accessibility · Excel · Microsoft Office · Office 365 · OneDrive · OneNote · Outlook · PowerPoint · Word · Writing

#522 Immersive reader: Introduction [1/2]

The immersive reader is a fantastic tool that is available within many of the O365 applications. Great for learners at all levels, it offers a range of features that allow you to engage with the writing of others, or improve your own writing. Watch the video to find out how to access the tool and… Continue reading #522 Immersive reader: Introduction [1/2]