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Emma Duke-Williams
Educational Technologist - with a love of travel and photography outside work.
Educational Technologist - with a love of travel and photography outside work.

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Hello! I'm trying to get other staff to engage with #creativeHE here at Dundee. I've been posting summaries of the activities on our blog -

I've also got space booked for 2 live sessions - though my messing up with the calendar meant that no-one realised one of them was today. Hopefully, though, we'll get more people next week, when they'll have had a chance to reflect on all the ideas for the week.
LEARNING | Digital Learning Hub
LEARNING | Digital Learning Hub

I'm liking my Chromebook :) I've a quick query, is there a way to have chrome apps showing up on the device, but not on other machines that have a chrome & logged into a Chrome profile - there are some apps that I don't need on other devices; and the bar is looking cluttered on the other device! I guess the easiest is to create yet another profile based on another email address, for the non-Chrome devices. [Luckily, as I use a password manager, I tend to add few directly to the browser]
Or, do most of you have have the one profile & ignore the extensions you don't need on other devices.

I can't help thinking there's a usability issue with the new Google login & tab access.
1: Enter your name.
2: Tab ... "Forgot email?" is highlighted
3: Tab again - now you can use Next. (it having skipped over more options)
4: Enter password.
5: Tab - it skips "Forgot password?" - and goes straight to next.

Why can't it skip straight to "next" in both cases ... surely people are more likely to want to login than those that have forgotten their email
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I'm Emma, now based in Dundee, Scotland, though was previously based in Portsmouth, England.

I'm hoping to manage to join in fully this year - as I have a wee bit of time next week (she says hopefully!)

Where as previously I was an academic, lecturing in Computing, but with my main interest in IT to support learning, I'm now an Educational technologist, so doing more of the supporting staff & students to use the various tools, as well as doing some of the back end stuff.

Still really interested in how informal tools can be used by staff/students to facilitate their learning - both formally & informally.

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Google Chrome
Is being rather annoying.
A while ago, it started using a US keyboard, despite the fact that it's set to UK English in Chrome, in Windows - and was quite happily acting as a UK keyboard in all other programs.
Then it stopped - and started working normally.
Today, I'd found that it started spell checking in US English, though @ and " were still in the UK locations.
So, went into settings, re-set the spelling to UK - and told Chrome to display in UK English. I even removed US English.
So, what's it doing?
Spelling checking is still in UK English.
The keyboard is still US. :( [In Chrome - everything else is perfectly happy!])
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I'm not really new to G+, have been using it for ages, but I am new to "New Google Plus"
Where has the link to add categories for a community gone? I was trying to help someone this morning & couldn't find it anywhere. The searching I have done takes me back to the help pages for the old G+; the new help pages just don't mention them; yet they're very useful. (e.g. I see that you require them!)

Going slightly mad here ... I've been looking at communities on the New Google+. How on earth do I add categories. It's very obvious on the old one; searching only takes me to the instructions for the old one. Is that one of the "new & improved" changes??
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I'm investigating sharing OneNote books & suspect that problem that I'm having is that one of the two accounts is a work one that's using Sharepoint etc., etc, etc., 
I have a note book on that & I have a notebook on my personal hotmail a/c [I don't need to share them for work etc., but want to demonstrate to others that it's possible. Or perhaps not ...]
I have shared them both with the other address. 
Personal one shared to Work address
Clicking either the name of the notebook or the "Open in OneDrive" takes me to the login, but, whereas normally entering my work address would switch me to the work login, it doesn't; just says name/password wrong. 
Going directly to OneDrive and/or list of notebooks - it's not there. 
Sharing Work on to Personal a/c
It sent the email, however, when I then tried to login to see the notebook, it told me I (i.e. personal email address) wasn't a member of the workplace, so I couldn't login. 

Is this fairly typical of the way business Office 365 / sharepoint are generally set up, or is it a more secure than normal. 

I've yet to try sharing with a colleague, but I'd assume that would work. I've had no problems sharing between personal accounts.  

Given that G+ requires people are in a circle, if you delete the circle, what happens to those contacts who're not in another circle? Does it warn you, or do they just evaporate?
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