My Media Files in NOW

Lecture capture is here with My Media Files


Acting on student feedback from the NTSU, lecture capture equipment has been installed into all teaching rooms with a capacity of at least 50 students. The system is based on audio recording that links to PowerPoint or other visuals.

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NOW Tips and Tricks: Using the Staff Tools Widget to access Photo Sheets and/or to add Online Tutorials


Following on from a number of recent requests in regard to Photo Sheet access and making Online Tutorials available from within a NOW learning room the following guides have been made available in NOW Central:
Staff Tools Widget + Photo Sheets +

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Office Tips & Tricks: Remove Duplicates in Excel


A common problem when working with Excel spreadsheets is duplicate data.  If your spreadsheet contains duplicate entries you’ll probably want to clean it up so it doesn’t impact on calculations, tables etc.

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Office Tips & Tricks: Add Alt Text description to PowerPoint images


What is Alt Text?
Alt Text is short for alternative text.  Alt Text can be digitally attached to PowerPoint images to briefly explain what the image is.

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Google Doodles

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Loading up Google recently, my eye was caught by the Google Doodle celebrating the Juno satellite’s amazing 5 year, 500 million mile journey to Jupiter.
I’ve long enjoyed a Google Doodle; considering them to be mini works of art.

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NOW Tips and Tricks: Embedding Twitter timelines now even easier


The process of getting embed code for a number of differing types of Twitter feeds has become simpler, this code can then be used for featuring twitter content in a NOW learning room.
The Twitter hosted URL  https://publish.twitter.

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Office Tips & Tricks: Split your screen view


Ever wished you had a second monitor so you could work on two different documents side by side or view your Outlook emails and calendar at the same time?
For Windows 7 users, you can make the most of a single monitor by using your keyboard to achieve

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

vertical text in word

Office Tips & Tricks: Vertical text in Word


Wouldn’t it be useful to sometimes be able to create vertical text when creating a spine label, or when labelling cells in a Word table?
Word does indeed allow you to type text vertically either using a text box or cells in a table.

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