DMU students

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

Tech’ top tips – #18. Digital Detox – we’re having a break

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT). De Montfort University Leicester is taking the unprecedented step of turning off its social media channels in order to draw attention to the impact of unrestrained social media use on mental health. The digital detox will run from Wednesday 16th to Monday 21st January inclusive. To support this initiative, we at CELT will also be taking a break from social media and there will be no Tech’ Top Tip on the 21st. The digital detox is part of the #HealthyDMU ... read more

Tech’ top tips – #17. Student uploads in DMU Replay

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT). Where required, students may be asked to record and submit audio or video as part of their assessed activities. The platform provided for this practise is DMU Replay and there is lots of help provided for students in the UserGuide section of Blackboard. If students are required to record or upload into DMU Replay this will be noted as part of the module handbook and/or assessment brief and steps will have been taken to provide an ‘Assignment’ folder in DMU ... read more