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Tech’ top tips – #23. Getting to grips with Google – part 2

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT). When searching for images using Google, use the Tools button to access the Usage rights options. Usage rights refers to way in which images are licensed for re-use or otherwise, helping you to avoid breaches of copyright law. Of course there’s no substitute for reading the terms and conditions and license requirements when searching and using images from the Internet; but the Usage rights tool is a good starting point when sourcing images for that all important ... read more

Tech’ top tips – #22. Getting to grips with Google – part 1

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT). Did you know that you can use a few techniques to make your Google searches more accurate? Limiting your searches can help to weed out the superfluous information and help you search like a professional – here’s a few examples: Technique Show me Link to results Using “speech marks” we can tell Google to only return search results that contain the exact phrase with the words in the order they are typed. Searching with speech marks Alternatively, if you want to ... read more

Tech’ top tips – #21. Immersing yourself in Office 365

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT). When opening documents in Office 365, take advantage of the Immersive Reader tool. In this view, Office will read text to you, provide tools to make reading easier and display pictures that help with understanding. Immersive Reader also has functions that highlight different types of words. For example; we can tell Immersive Reader to highlight all nouns in a sentence or all adjectives. To use Immersive Reader in Word Online click on View followed by Immersive ... read more

Tech’ top tips – #20. MS Word tip – Add a landscape page

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT). You have a MS Word document and you need to add some information or data that won’t ‘fit’ in the ‘portrait page layout in your long document. You can insert this content in the landscape layout keeping all you other page layouts as portrait. Follow the simple steps below to do this! First to help you see ‘markers’ in your pages, under the Home tab select ‘Show/Hide paragraph marks’ button  – this will help you ... read more

Tech’ top tips – #19. We’re back – and a day late!

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT). Following last week’s digital detox the CELT team thought it would wait a day to publish the next Tech’ Top Tip. It was certainly an interesting time taking a break from social media from the 16th to the 21st and this gave the team plenty of opportunity to engage with the wellbeing sessions that DMU provided during the detox. To ease us back in to Tech’ Top Tips, today’s tip is just a reminder to colleagues and students that regular breaks from social media ... read more