ICT proficiency · Windows · Working with Data

#519 Too many distractions on your PC? Create a Virtual Desktop on Windows 10

If you work with lots of applications open (email, Word, PowerPoint, browser, Slack, etc. etc) you may sometimes feel quite distracted, especially if you don’t have a second monitor to block out the noise. Luckily, you can create a virtual desktop on Windows 10 that looks like your computer did when you first opened it… Continue reading #519 Too many distractions on your PC? Create a Virtual Desktop on Windows 10

Communication / Collaboration · Curation · Digital collaboration · Digital research and scholarship · Distance Learning · OneNote

#154 Introducing OneNote, your online notebook

If you are a Window’s user, you’ll find OneNote is a handy tool for keeping all your research notes, meeting minutes and to do lists handy. OneNote is like a big box folder, which contains file dividers and pages within it, but unlike a box folder, it’s really easy to share and collaborate on the… Continue reading #154 Introducing OneNote, your online notebook

Distance Learning · ICT proficiency · PowerPoint · Top tip

#144 Organise your PowerPoint slides into sections

Ever find yourself lost in a mammoth PowerPoint presentation with tens or even maybe hundreds of slide? Why not use Sections! You can easily create sections in PowerPoint 2013 much in the same way that you use folders to organise your files. Watch how to here… Featured image: “Four sections” by egefan – Suzan Almond is… Continue reading #144 Organise your PowerPoint slides into sections

ICT proficiency · Timesavers · Top tip · Word

#120 Updating your captions and cross-references in Word

In our post #116 Adding captions and inserting cross-references in Word we showed you how to use ‘Insert Caption’ to label images and figures and add cross-references to a Word document. This short video shows you how to keep your references up to date as your document becomes larger and more complex… Featured image: “Reference Section… Continue reading #120 Updating your captions and cross-references in Word

Digital research and scholarship · ICT proficiency · Top tip · Windows

#117 Keep losing your Post-it notes? Why not try Sticky notes!

This is a great little tip for all Windows users to have all those important bits of information quickly to hand on your desktop. It’s like having your very own digital Post-it notes! Watch this video to show you how… Featured image: “post-its” by Jack Lyons is licenced under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Communication / Collaboration · Distance Learning · ICT proficiency · Media literacy · Recording your screen

#49 Recording videos using your webcam

Ok, so most people, myself included, are not going to relish the idea of recording via webcam, however there are some cases where you might like to do this, for example: You want to record a welcome message to new students – having a friendly face to look at might help ease the nerves You… Continue reading #49 Recording videos using your webcam