Category: Software & Computer Handy Hints

Web Accessibility Toolbar

Accessible Information Solutions have developed a “Web Accessibility Toolbar” Very useful! I was pointed to this at the HEA conference – and, though it has a slight drawback in that it’s designed for IE, and not firefox, it is useful – and should hopefully make it easier for students to check accessibility of their sites….

KEEP Toolkit

KEEP Toolkit This is an initiative started by Knowledge Media Laboratory of The Carnegie Foundation. It’s a set of open source tools. Knowledge sharing and collaboration are key aims of the project. They summarise the main points as: The KEEP Toolkit is a set of web-based tools that help teachers, students and institutions quickly create…

Working Smart: PowerPoint’s “Presenter View” This looks useful – I’ve tested it on the Tablet – with Office XP 2003, wonder if it will work in the classrooms with Office 2K?…

Microsoft Producer

I’ve just been looking for things that will enable us to liven up Powerpoint – and also video lectures. Powerpoint Producer is an add one for Powerpoint, which will allow you to integrate video and a powerpoint – so the video can be a “talking head” or could be other video to support the slides….

Tablet PC

Up and running! I’m so pleased, I’ve got it up and running, following the ideas on this thread at TabletPC Buzz (site down at present, but was there before!) Given that most of the sites I’ve read about the M200 discuss the fact that you can’t use the restore CDs if you don’t have an…

Paste Special Unformatted Text At Your Fingertips

Paste Special Unformatted Text At Your Fingertips Having been doing a lot of cutting & pasting between documents recently, I was finding it a bit of a pain to use the Edit/Paste Special/Unformatted text to ensure that the formatting wasn’t copied. It seems that MS don’t think that you need one – and so it’s…

Sharing Bookmarks

iKeepBookmarks.com A useful site for sharing bookmarks – either with yourself if you have more than 1 computer that you use regularly, or with a group. It’s possible to set various levels of adding/ editing rights for different users, so can be used to generate shared lists of bookmarks. The only problem I’ve found is…

Wink

The Flash file demonstrating how to start a blog, was created with Wink, a program that will convert a series of screen shots to Flash. It’s not perfect – I had to try several times to get what I wanted and it’s not right now. I set the screen to 800*600 before capturing, as then…