With the end of Term fast approaching and thoughts turning to the summer, and perhaps working, I’d like to recommend you invest some time in your IT skills. Feeling more in control will relieve stress and frustration and hopefully make you more confident to face that Excel data analysis task you have or help designing that poster.
There are a range of Free training resources available to staff and students
LinkedIn Learning – Up your skill level in areas such as Excel, Adobe Photoshop, Interview Technique using the thousands on quality online videos. Completed courses show on your LinkedIn profile if you choose to. Courses can even be downloaded to watch offline so no need to gobble that data allowance.
Free short Webinars delivered by the IT Services Training Team give a fast track to essential skills and raise awareness of product features with an opportunity to ask an expert. Sign up for a live session or watch on demand on our Canvas page
Ever been on a webpage when you need to go back to check something on a previous page but don’t want to lose this page? Well you can! Right click on the Tab at the top and select Duplicate from the menu. You now have two identical tabs. Use the back button to return to the previous page.
Microsoft offer a extensive range of free events aimed at IT and business professionals, educators to enable them to extend their expertise. View the Events Catalogue or Browse by Category Join the Events Live or, for a limited time, watch many of the pre-recorded sessions.
The IT Services Training Team have released the dates for their free webinars. Join us for Word, Excel and the two newly added PowerPoint sessions PowerPoint Quick Start and PowerPoint – Running a slick presentation.
With the end of the year approaching and interviews on the horizon make sure your PowerPoint skills keep you confident when delivering your presentations. If you can’t make the date then most webinars are recorded – see our Canvas site for information
If you are travelling over Easter then why not take a LinkedIn Learning course with you? Install the LinkedIn Learning app on your mobile device, login and find yourself a course to download. It could be that a relaxation technique course (Relax your Brain or Wrist Massage) or a podcast on How to rock an interview would make an interesting change. Or there is photography or song writing. LinkedIn Learning is free to Sussex Students and Staff.
The live subtitles feature has now been extended to the Chrome browser. What a great accessibility tool and really useful to anyone with hearing loss or who prefer not to wear headphones. With Accessibility by Design now featuring prominently with many software manufacturers these features are becoming so much more widespread. Thanks to Phil Vincent sharing from his Twitter site and thanks Google.
“Google is expanding its real-time caption feature, Live Captions, from Pixel phones to anyone using a Chrome browser, as first spotted by XDA Developers. Live Captions uses machine learning to spontaneously create captions for videos or audio where none existed before, and making the web that much more accessible for anyone who’s deaf or hard of hearing.” The Verge
PowerPoint in Microsoft 365 has live subtitles built in. Use when you are sharing a presentation so everyone can enjoy it. Brilliant for when your audience are struggling to hear, have no headphones or have noisy neighbours!
Choose where they appear on the screen. You can even set the subtitles to appear in a different language than you are speaking! Voila!
You will find the Always Use Subtitles option on the Slide Show ribbon.
Have you joined the people who have discovered Microsoft Lens? Now it’s improved! Snap the whiteboard, page of a book or magazine, text on a screen, document or even handwritten notes with your phone camera, choose what file type you want and voila. It’s just like having a scanner built into your phone. Why retype when you can simply take the photo. Save it to your Office Lens folder on OneDrive and you can access from anywhere. Give it a go, download the app today.