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#259 Email: Drag and drop attachments

By request! In the office the other day and someone said they’d recently discovered that you can drag and drop attachments in to most email clients. Yes you can! So here’s a couple of examples using Outlook, Gmail and iCloud Featured image by Pixabay licenced under CC0

Data literacy · Digital collaboration · Digital learning and personal/ professional development (learning) · OneNote · Outlook · Top tip

#209 Save your meeting notes directly to OneNote via Outlook appointments

This is a great tip to keep your meeting notes organised using OneNote and Outlook. If you don’t know what OneNote is, catch up in less than a minute. From your Outlook appointment, click Meeting Notes. The page OneNote now creates is linked to your Outlook appointment, so you can always keep the meeting details and… Continue reading #209 Save your meeting notes directly to OneNote via Outlook appointments

Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · ICT proficiency · Moodle · Moodle use, organisation and content · Top tip

#162 Stop spamming your students! Use groups with Moodle announcements

Do your students moan about getting Moodle announcements that aren’t relevant to them? Are they fed up with seeing messages meant for other tutor groups? Then Moodle groups might be the answer. If you have not used Moodle groups before, check out #139 Moodle Groups [1/2]: Setting up your groups and #143 Moodle Groups [2/2]: Setting up a… Continue reading #162 Stop spamming your students! Use groups with Moodle announcements

ICT proficiency · Information literacy · Outlook · Timesavers · Top tip

#161 Reply to an email with a meeting request in Outlook

Did you know that you can reply to an email with a meeting request in Outlook? This is a quick and easy way to get a meeting in your diary with the person who emailed you. Also, by using the Scheduling Assistant you can quickly see at a glance when that person is free, which… Continue reading #161 Reply to an email with a meeting request in Outlook

Curation · Digital research and scholarship · Distance Learning · Google · Searching Skills

#148 Google Scholar alerts keep you up to date with latest research

If you are interested in keeping up to date with research on your favourite topics, set up a Google Scholar alert to have all the latest research emailed to your inbox. This is really easy to set up, all you need is a (free) Google account. Don’t want your Google Scholar alerts cluttering up your… Continue reading #148 Google Scholar alerts keep you up to date with latest research

Distance Learning · ICT proficiency · Microsoft Office · Word

#94 Compress your images to shrink your Word documents!

If you need to email  or upload a Word document (or PowerPoint) and it is just too large, try compressing the images to shrink the size of your file. This is also a useful tip to share with students if they are uploading via Turnitin. Documents can quickly swell up if there are lots of… Continue reading #94 Compress your images to shrink your Word documents!