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Introduction to Sway

What is Sway? Not Powerpoint! If you are using or intend to use Sway solely as a presentation tool, you’re probably using it wrong. Sway is a fresh new tool for easily creating web content. It is more suited to today’s audience than presentations. Embedding Content Currently you can embed the following content into sway making…

Changes to Turnitin User Agreement

From the 13th of May if you are a first time user of Turnitin you will be prompted to accept a new User Agreement before submitting online assessments using the service. At the time of writing a copy of the full User Agreement can be found here. If you do not accept the new User…

App of the Week: Wordament

This week’s app of the week is actually a game. It’s available for just about every device around (which gets an instant thumbs up), is suitable for almost everyone, can be played in your own style and pace, and encourages you to learn obscure new words in the hope of getting a higher score. Wordament…

Submitting Turnitin Assignments

Turnitin is a service that compares your work against a database of academic sources, student papers and websites to see if any text matches. Any work you submit for assessment purposes may be put through this service. By submitting a piece of work to Turnitin, tutors and students can identify text from other sources that matches…

App of the week: Christmas edition

  NORAD Santa Tracker NORAD’s Santa Tracker goes back to 1955 when a typo in in a advert to call Santa actually went to a military commanders red phone. Ever since staff have answered calls and emails from young children wanting to track Santa. Where to get it You can access NORAD Tracks Santa via a web…

Planned IT disruption 3rd and 4th Janurary

IS&T will be testing all critical IT services over the weekend of 3rd and 4th January 2015. All IT services in the University will be at risk of disruption and a number of services will be down for periods of time.  All IT services are expected to working as normal by 8am Monday 5th January. The following…

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App of the week: Trello

Trello is an online tool for organising pretty much anything an a flexible way. Trello has three basic elements; boards, lists and cards. Commonly boards represent an project, lists can be used to represent stages in the project, categories or anything else you might want group tasks by and cards represent the individual tasks. On each…