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Dan D Smith
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We will be using this Google+ community for group discussion activities. This will let us discuss topics across all of the MSc AEC modules and between cohorts.

This is the first time we have tried this - there may be mistakes! I'm hoping this makes for livelier conversations and a better experience but we will see how it pans out, let us know if it works (and if it can be made better) in the module evaluations.

Google+ is a social networking platform that is part of the University's Google app suite available to all staff and students and will enable you to communicate with staff and students across the University. The most important thing to know is how to share posts... see the attached link

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It took me a while to conclude that the title of this student analytics company wasn't the work of The Onion

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This is amazing considering how many people get bested when they've got to make a simple amendment to a PDF

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The Blackboard help pages look all clean and updated (see https://help.blackboard.com/en-us/Learn/9.1_SP_14/Instructor/). They've even got a button which lets you 'Click here to create a book containing this page'...
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Want to point to a specific page in an online pdf? Add #page=37 at the end of the link

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If you've still got google spreadsheets that use old scripts they might need some attention soon...
An update on the migration of older spreadsheets to the new Google Sheets

Back in November 2014, we announced that older spreadsheets (those created prior to Dec 2013, including any subsequent copies) would start being gradually migrated to the new version of Google Sheets for Google Apps domains on the Rapid release track, with Scheduled domains to follow

...Simpler spreadsheets will be upgraded first, while those that use Apps Script and more complex features will be migrated weeks to months later to ensure a seamless transition.

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Great tip for Youtube video-shuffling from DI - YouTube downloads your HD videos at 480p, Google Takeout lets you save them to Drive at full HD resolution
Did you know that you can easily save all your YouTube videos to Google Drive

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Thought I'd share the 2nd best news of my day so far (the best was leftover cake, no I'm not sharing that)
AutoCrat now runs on form submission!!!

What many of you have been eagerly awaiting has now arrived!  Set up autoCrat to run when a user submits a form.  Check the box under "Advanced Settings" to turn it on.  

Big thanks to +Tim Cargan for helping to get this set up.

Happy merging!
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The best thing I've seen on the upgraded MOLE test server so far is being able to change all of the dates from one place - it'll save hours (and years of wear on the old clickfinger)
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