Create a link to a specific moment in a YouTube video


If you are using YouTube for learning and teaching activities, you are probably familiar with inserting a link to an online video into your PowerPoint presentation, Word document or a NOW learning room content page.

copy and paste visible cells in excel

Office Tips & Tricks: Excel – copy & paste only visible cells


Working with Excel spreadsheets containing hidden rows or columns?
Recently we had a query from our colleague, Trevor, who has a spreadsheet with hidden rows and columns and wanted to copy and paste only visible cells onto a new worksheet.

How to find image credits using Google


At one of the Office surgeries I recently delivered, I helped a member of staff to format images in PowerPoint. We also covered image attribution.

Loop a PowerPoint

Office Tips & Tricks: Loop a presentation in PowerPoint

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Ever wondered how to get your PowerPoint presentation to continuously loop? This function is useful for general announcements, marketing or an ‘infomercial’ display.


You have a student ID number, how can you send them an email?


A couple of months ago I wrote a post on how to send an email to all students on a module by just entering their module code in Outlook.
I ran an Office surgery today and met Amy Fines who works in NBS.

Outlooks clutter tool

Office Tips & Tricks: Outlook’s Clutter tool


Wasting time deleting email messages you don’t want to read?  Outlook’s Clutter tool can help you filter out unwanted or low priority messages from your Inbox.

Using cell comments in Excel

Office Tips & Tricks: Using cell comments in Excel


Did you know that there’s an easy way to make Excel data more meaningful? Adding cell comments means you can provide the spreadsheet user with additional information.

2 free tools to notify you of changes to website content


I used to follow a website that published periodic newsletters and sent emails whenever a new document was added.

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OER16: Open Culture conference @ the University of Edinburgh


Last week I spent a sunny two days at the OER16: Open Culture Conference hosted by the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) at the University of Edinburgh.

Waverley Station & Princes Street, Edinburgh   Image by R.

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Office Tips & Tricks: Word Styles


Do you create documents with headings, sub-headings and different font styles?  Are you using Word’s Styles feature to ensure consistency throughout?
Word Styles is (in my opinion) a much under-used feature even though it sits in plain sight o

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