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Office Tips & Tricks: Changing the weather with Outlook calendar


Rain, snow, wind, temperature: it’s well documented that we Brits are obsessed with the weather.  According to an article by The Telegraph, ‘…almost 70% of British people check the weather forecast at least once a day.

Digital Framework

What is the NTU Digital Framework?


When NTU worked with the Changing the Learning Landscape programme we focused on eliciting how we could move forward with ensuring Digital Literacy was a core competence for both staff and students.

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3 tried and tested ways you can increase readership of your emails and online content


Is no one opening your emails? Are your blog posts going unread? Are you getting no clicks on twitter?
Then it could be as simple as not getting the title right.

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Office tips & tricks: using Conditional Formatting to auto track event dates

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In this example we look at how to get Excel’s inbuilt date functions to automatically signal expired or soon to expire event.
This is a moderately advanced topic but is an especially useful method for tracking a date value over time.

Great suggestions for using video in your teaching


Our colleagues at York’s St Johns University have published excellent resources on their blog.


Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference


On Friday 18th December 2015 I attended this inaugural conference organised and hosted by Sheffield Hallam University.

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Office Tips & Tricks: 2015 Round-up


It’s almost the end of another year… The perfect opportunity to review the Microsoft Office Tips & Tricks we’ve shared with you during 2015. So grab a cup of tea and mince pie and take a few minutes to read our round-up.


Office Tips & Tricks: Creating easy charts and diagrams with SmartArt


Having trouble creating diagrams and models in your Microsoft Office documents?
Then SmartArt could be just what you need to help you create professional looking graphics to grab your audience’s attention.

Technology Tips and Tricks: Taking Screenshots – 3


You may remember previous posts on taking screenshots: how to take screenshots on a Windows PC or laptop and how to take screenshots on Mac or MacBook.
Here is how you can take screenshots on your Android device.

Technology Tips and Tricks: How to Change or Remove Your Staff Photo


When you join NTU your photo from your Staff Card will be displayed in Outlook and Skype for Business (Microsoft Lync).

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