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

Assessment · Formative assessment · Forum · Moodle

#355 Checking discussion ratings in Moodle [2/2]

This post follows on from yesterdays post and explains how to check discussion post ratings in the forum and in the grade book. Watch the video below to find out more: Click here for more Moodle tips. Featured image: “show of hands for venice” by baldeaglebluff is licenced under CC BY-NC-ND 2.

Assessment · Assessment · Formative assessment · Forum · Moodle · Moodle assignments

#354 Rating discussion posts in Moodle [1/2]

Rating discussion posts provide a quick and easy way for staff and students to provide individual feedback when using forums. The rating feature can be added using a custom scale (to learn how to set up a scale by reading blog post #192) Watch the video below to find out how to add a scale… Continue reading #354 Rating discussion posts in Moodle [1/2]

Assessment · Assessment · Formative assessment · Moodle · Moodle assignments

#329 Marking group assignments in Moodle [2/2]

This post follows on from post #311 Setting up group assignments. This post demonstrates how easy it is to give group feedback once you have set up an assignment for a group. To find out more watch the video below: Click here for more Moodle tips. Featured image: “cats group photo” by Hery Zo Rakotondramanan is… Continue reading #329 Marking group assignments in Moodle [2/2]

Assessment · Assessment · Formative assessment · Moodle · Moodle assignments

#311 Setting up group assignments in Moodle [1/2]

Group assignments in Moodle provide a great opportunity for academics to assess collaborative work. This can be collaborative PPT presentations, essays, etc. In fact any type of file can be assessed as long as it can be uploaded into the common assignment area. Group assignments offer flexible feedback options such as choosing to provide feedback… Continue reading #311 Setting up group assignments in Moodle [1/2]

Digital collaboration · Information literacy

#260 Todoist task manager [1/3]: Create a project

Ever need a quick an easy task manager that will run seamlessly across multiple platforms including Windows, OSX, iOS & Android? Todoist is a project management tool. It runs as a web service synchronising across multiple platforms. You can create teams, set deadlines and assign people.     Featured image “tuesday to do list” courtesy of Stacy… Continue reading #260 Todoist task manager [1/3]: Create a project

Digital creation · Digital wellbeing

#237 Never lose your work again! Access version histories in Dropbox!

If you are a Dropbox user, you can also easily access version histories of your document. This makes recovering documents extremely quick and easy. This was an absolute godsend to me when an assignment file corrupted the day before a deadline and I was able to roll back a version of my document. Every time… Continue reading #237 Never lose your work again! Access version histories in Dropbox!

Assessment · Classroom technology · Digital collaboration · Digital creation · OneDrive

#234 Never lose your work again! Access version histories in OneDrive

A few posts back we introduced you to Microsoft OneDrive/Office 365, (if you’re a staff or student at MMU, get access to Office 365 here: MMU OneDrive for Business). If you missed that post, catch up now:  #142 An introduction to OneDrive: Office in the cloud!  In this post we explore how you can access your… Continue reading #234 Never lose your work again! Access version histories in OneDrive

Classroom Technologies · Communication / Collaboration · Curation · Digital collaboration · Digital creation · Distance Learning · Padlet · Social Media

#185 Share or Export your Padlet

Now that you are up and running on Padlet (if not, catch up in 5 minutes on the rest of our Padlet series) this post will show you how you can share and export your Padlet wall. Sharing is easy. You can quickly disseminate your Padlet to an audience either via social media or by email. The export function… Continue reading #185 Share or Export your Padlet