NOW v10.3 Upgrade


NOW was upgraded to the latest version on the 9th July 2014, the look and feel has remained the same but this upgrade has brought enhancements to existing functionality.

Free course from highly regarded online provider

The LTTO Team at the University of New South Wales (Australia) is offering a free ‘Learning to teach online’ MOOC starting soon.

Preparing for the New Academic Year in NOW: 2014-15


The guide providing information about preparing for the new academic year in NOW is available.
This includes the process for obtaining access to the new learning rooms and populating them with new materials and content.


Embed Flipboard magazines


Do you use Flipboard? Did you know you can embed your magazine(s) into NOW, blogs and other web pages.

Last Month on Digital Practice Blog


Spring is well and truly here and with Easter and with the first of the bank holiday’s behind us, it’s time again for a quick review of what’s been happening on the Digital Practice Blog in the last month.

Enhance your teaching practice with technology


Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning (ocTEL) starts this week

Would you like to better understand how to use technology to enhance your teaching practice?  Have you got at least an hour each week for the next 8 weeks?  The Open Course in Te

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28 Ways to Spice Up Your Content in NOW


Do you need some inspiration for providing learning materials in NOW?  Are you interested in the flipped classroom approach and want to provide more content online?
Here are 28 ideas for providing content through NOW using text, pictures, sound, vid

Adding embedded video to Power Point or Word


This technology seems to have been available since 2010 but it has had problems in the past. As of time of writing both Word & Power Point 2013 are able to accept input of online videos sources. Word has 2 additional options.

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Are you sitting comfortably?


Since the start of the year I have had issues with shoulder and neck pain. Unsurprisingly this has coincided with my desktop computer moving to a new desk, acquiring a new chair and, at last, a second monitor.


New Excel Short topic courses


Following on from the Excel users focus groups we ran in December last year, from late May CPLD is offering 9 newly created short courses in popular topics for Excel users at NTU
The initial topics are:

Creating Pivot tables with Excel
Using the VL

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