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Office Tips and Tricks: freeze panes in Excel


Fed up of scrolling up and down your Excel spreadsheet to double check column headings against your data? Freezing panes allows you to always see data in a chosen row or column.
Click here to find out how to freeze panes in Excel.

Future of Technology in education – FOTE14


I recently attended this year’s FOTE conference which as always provided a range of interesting presentations, views and debate. I have selected my highlights below to give a flavor of the day.

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New NOW Dropbox feature – bulk upload of files


Dropbox guides are now available (NOW login required) including details of the new Bulk Upload of Feedback process.
What is the NOW Dropbox?
The Dropbox tool provides an area for students to upload and submit their work through NOW.

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Office Tips and Tricks: Positioning images in Word


Having trouble positioning an image in Word?
You may simply need to change the Wrap settings.
Click here to find out how to put that picture where you want it.

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Google Search Education


In 2006 the verb ‘Google’ appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary along with the definition “…To enter (a search term) into the Google search engine to find information on the Internet; to search for information about (a person or thing) in

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Get help with Microsoft Office: visit the new Office Central learning room


Wanting a bit of help with using Microsoft Office but no time to attend a workshop?
The new Office Central learning room in NOW contains bite-sized guides to assist you with using Microsoft Office at Nottingham Trent University.

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Gamification: Part II


Our Higher Education ‘Generation Y’ students have grown up playing ever more sophisticated digital games, with in-built rewards such as extra lives, virtual coins and entry to new levels.

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Gamification: Fad, or future?


When was the last time you played a game?  Games of all types both traditional and electronic have an enduring appeal for many of us.

Smart Printing


New Printer Queues
IS have set-up generic black and white  and colour printer queues for each NTU campus, The benefit is that you can use either queue and print at the Multi-Function Printer (MFP) closest to where you are working – great if you ar

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September Digital Practice Schedule Available


Yes, it’s the middle of summer but we’ve been busy bees putting together our schedule of events for the new academic year.

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