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?

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Join us at the Christmas Special Digital Taster Event


Calling all NTU staff!
Want to know more about using digital technology, but short of time?
Then come along to Organisational Development‘s:
Digital Taster Event – Christmas special
City campus
Wednesday 13 December 2017 9am – 12noo

Create illustrations, shapes and icons using PowerPoint

Create illustrations, shapes and icons using PowerPoint


Images are a great way to spice up your materials.

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Office Tips & Tricks: 5 new things in Windows 10


A colleague was asking my advice recently about how to navigate Windows 10. She’d recently been upgraded to this operating system and was having some teething problems navigating it.

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NTU study: Small words in an email can reveal a person’s identity


Dr David Wright, an expert in forensic linguistics from Nottingham Trent University’s School of Arts and Humanities has conducted a study examining thousands of emails to show it’s possible to identify someone by analysing small sequences of


Office Tips & Tricks: Add a checklist to a task in Planner

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Have you tried out Microsoft’s Planner yet? It’s available as part of the Office 365 suite and is a simple ‘pin-board’ style planning tool which can be shared with others so you can all collaborate.

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Office Tips & Tricks: 5 more ways to use Yammer


Interested in using Yammer but not sure where to start? Back in May, we posted five ways to use Yammer. If you missed it, you can catch up on that post here.

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Office Tips & Tricks: Remix! and formatting with Sway


If you’ve used Sway, Microsoft’s visual storytelling/presentation program you’ll know that its auto-formatting function can be a great time saver.

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Office Tips & Tricks: OneNote’s Class Notebook


Recently I’ve been chatting with academic colleagues about using OneNote’s Class Notebook available from the Office 365 homepage, for tutorial or personal tutor scenarios.

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Office Tips & Tricks: Assign a task in Planner


Have you had a go with Microsoft’s aptly named Planner program (accessed via your Office 365 homepage)? Planner lets you create a board, add cards for tasks to do and share the plan with colleagues.

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