Thursday, August 11, 2022

Try Canva's New Whiteboard Templates With Timers

I use Canva nearly every day of my work week. When I logged into my account a couple of days ago and saw a new whiteboard template option I had to give it a try. If you log into your Canva account today, you'll probably notice the new whiteboard template options too. 

The new whiteboard templates in Canva are intended to be used collaboratively. They can be used for a variety of purposes including hosting brainstorming sessions, designing flowcharts, and making KWL charts. To help you and your collaborators focus on the task at hand, Canva has added a timer option to the whiteboard templates. The timer is found in the bottom, left corner of the templates. You can set the timer of any interval that works for your group. 

In the short video that is embedded below I demonstrate how to use Canva's new whiteboard templates with a timer


For even more Canva tutorials, take a look at my playlist that now includes 46 Canva tutorial videos

New Microsoft Teams Features for the New School Year

Mike Tholfsen is a product manager at Microsoft he has early access to features that are rolling-out to users. That means his videos sometimes include overviews of new features before anyone else has used them. If you want to know about what's new in Teams and other Microsoft products Mike's YouTube channel is for you. In one recent video he highlighted ten new Teams features that you might want to try this fall. 



Of the ten new features highlighted in the video above, the ones that stood out to me are collaborative annotation, the new rating question type in polls, and speaker coach.

How to Play Google Slides on an Automatic Loop

The new school year is quickly approaching and you might be thinking about your first morning with staff or students. That first morning is often filled with information that needs to be repeated quite a bit. Things like the wi-fi network and code, lunch times, and other logistical information. You could make yourself hoarse by repeating it over and over or you could put it in a set of slides that plays on a loop in your room. 

In the short video that is embedded below I demonstrate how to play a set of Google Slides on an automatically advancing and repeating loop