Elena Khabarova

Elena Khabarova

Elena Khabarova

Elena is responsible for design and implementation of development initiatives and learning resources to support NTU staff in their use of university systems. Prior to joining NTU, Elena worked in the British Council supporting bidding for and implementation of international development and scholarship management programmes. She has extensive experience as a Learning and Development consultant, specialising in SAP, business process analysis and managing personal and professional development schemes.

Unmerge and fill

Office Tips & Tricks: Unmerge and Fill Cells in Excel


I’ve recently discovered a great time saving trick in Excel so wanted to share it with you.
So I have spreadsheet with lots of merged cells.

Learn with Lynda.com


From this academic year all NTU staff and students can use Lynda.com  for free! If you haven’t yet heard about Lynda.com, then please read on.
What is Lynda.com?

Digital Framework

Have a go at assessing your digital competencies online


You may already know that at the beginning of this term we have launched the NTU Digital Framework learning room in NOW:

to support staff in their development of digital competencies and
to provide guidance on the Framework for those involve

Using Yammer to communicate with students

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If you log on to Office 365 and open Yammer, you will see that more and more staff are now using this app – either for cross team collaboration or for exchanging information with students and enabling them to communicate with each other.

Want to know more about using digital technology but short of time…


..then come along to CPLD’s  Digital Taster Event at Clifton campus on Wednesday, 16 November. The event is open to all NTU staff.

Digital Taster Menu

Office 365.
Smarten up your NOW homepage.
Office Mix.

Watch YouTube or Vimeo video frame by frame

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Have you ever wanted to show your video to students frame by frame to explain a particular process?  You can do it very easily with a free online service called Anilyzer.

Simply go to anilyzer.

Did you know that most YouTube videos have subtitles?


Did you know that most YouTube videos have subtitles and that you can switch on automatic translation into other languages? Well, the latter still requires major improvements – I tried it with various languages I know – but it can be better than

How to find a person’s NTU username in Outlook


At a staff development session that Rachel and I delivered today we mentioned a method that can be used to find out a person’s NTU username in Outlook.

Create a link to a specific moment in a YouTube video


If you are using YouTube for learning and teaching activities, you are probably familiar with inserting a link to an online video into your PowerPoint presentation, Word document or a NOW learning room content page.

How to find image credits using Google


At one of the Office surgeries I recently delivered, I helped a member of staff to format images in PowerPoint. We also covered image attribution.

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