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

#5MinuteReflection · Copyright · Creative Commons · Information, data and media literacy (critical use)

#5MinuteReflection 3: Open Education Resources (OERs)

In the third instalment of our monthly #5minutereflection, we will look at Open Educational Resources (OERs). Open educational resources (OERs) are ‘free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes‘. They can be in any format, and they can range from individual items to full courses. #1minuteCPD… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 3: Open Education Resources (OERs)

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

AI Technology · android · Digital innovation · Digital research and scholarship · Google · Information literacy

#507 Google Lens: Search what you see

Google Lens is an AI-powered technology that uses your smartphone camera and deep machine learning to search what you see…and it’s really cool. You can use Google Lens (either through the app, Google Assistant or Google Photos) to identify objects in images and then return a Google search based on that image. It can read text,… Continue reading #507 Google Lens: Search what you see

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#5MinuteReflection 2: Interactive Sessions

In this second edition of our monthly #5MinuteReflection, we will be looking at why and how you can make sessions interactive. #1MinuteCPD has covered a range of tools that enable interactive sessions and we thought it would be useful to pull these together into one handy article! An interactive session is one where the students… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 2: Interactive Sessions

Assessment · Assessment · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · MMU: ISS Themes · Moodle · Moodle assignments

#503 Moodle Gradebook and Weightings – Revisited

In my job as a Learning Technologist at Manchester Metropolitan University I get asked about setting up the Moodle Gradebook and apply weightings to summative assessment. In this post we revisit how to do this in the current version of Moodle that’s used at Manchester Met University. Image is CC0 and is available here