Google Apps for Education – Google Drive

  Google Drive Google drive is your personal hard drive space to store, access, create,edit, and share files and folders of all types. Google drive also includes Google apps like Google Docs (Word), Google Sheets (Excel), and Google Slides (Powerpoint). With Google Drive, you can now share files and folders with other contacts to enable collaborative working. What’s…

Google Apps for Education

  Google Apps for education is a free suite of programs provided by Google to support universities, colleges, and schools. They include: 1.  Google Mail (Gmail) 2.  Google Drive (Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets) 3. Google Sites 4. Google Groups 5. Google Calendar 6. Google Keep 7. Google Forms   Google Apps can be…

App of the Week: QuizUp

This week’s App of the Week is actually a game. QuizUp, as is evident from the title, is a game where you put your knowledge to test. QuizUp prides itself for being the world’s largest trivia game with a plethora of categories ranging from ‘History’ to ‘Name the Flag’, and even ‘Beer’. You’re sure to find something…

LibreOffice – Free Office Suite

If you’re feeling you’re having to pay an arm and leg for Microsoft Office, LibreOffice might be a useful alternative. LibreOffice is an extremely competent Office suite, that is open source, cross-platform, and most importantly, it is free.  You can add extensions to your LibreOffice suite which means you can personalise the look, its features, and…

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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…

App of the Week: Pocket

Whether you’re aimlessly browsing online or looking for something in particular on the internet, with Pocket you can now save all the webpages, articles, videos, blogs,and photographs that you’d like to revisit or view later. Pocket is available across all your devices, and so you can be sure that once it’s in your pocket you can…

App of the Week: Feedly

I’m sure we all have those favorite blogs and websites we visit ever so often, especially for our daily dose of news, opinions and articles on trending issues. However, visiting multiple sites everyday can be very tedious. Now, here’s an app that will gather all your blogs and websites in one place, so you don’t…

Did you know Google Chrome is available at SHU?

The default browser across the university is Internet Explorer 9, this works fine with most on the online resources within SHU and even provides backwards compatibility with some older sites. However the browser is (at the time of writing) just over 3 years old, and two newer versions IE10 and IE11 have since been released.  Due…

Don’t cry over Wifi

by Guest Poster, Corey Stratford. So, it’s your lunch hour and you fancy taking a slice from your student loan in a ritzy café. Sitting comfortably with a cup of the hard stuff you connect to the public Wifi and within seconds you’re getting a ‘light’ dose of Facebook. Well, unless you are technologically paranoid…