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Close all open Excel files at once

Ever get tired of closing all your Excel files one at a time?

Me too.

So here’s a way to close them all at once.

  1. Click the small green Excel icon in the top left corner of the Excel program window, just above the File tab.
    – A short menu displays.
  2. Hold Shift and click Close.
    – All your open Excel files will close.

That’s it.

Shift + Close

 

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Ako Aotearoa – Kicking off 2016

Ako’s 2016 workshops have just started. They have some great options available in Christchurch over the next two months.

Learn new skills or refresh your existing skills when working with groups, engaging with your learners – you can even explore the opportunities offered by Open Education resources.

Find out more from Ako Aotearoa’s January Newsletter.

Want more Professional Development options?
Check out the 2016 programmes that are available through your Learning and Development Team.

TOP TIP FAVOURITES – PART II

Happy New Year from Top Tips!

I hope you had a great Christmas and some time to rejuvenate.

It’s easy to miss an edition of Intercom and so miss a reminder for a Top Tip, so we finished last year with a collection of favourites…
Top Tip Favourites – Part I

…and a lot of people liked those tips, so we’re launching into 2016 with some more favourites.

Top Tip Favourites – Part II:

Want Action From an Email?

Zoom using the scroll wheel on your mouse

Quick full stop on your mobile device

Don’t type that text – dictate!

Copy using the Click and Ctrl-Drag method

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Learning and Development

Teaching Workshop Series for Staff

A new interactive workshop series on various popular teaching topics will be offered in the two weeks prior to the start of the first semester. The workshops are aimed at academic staff and will be held in the newly commissioned F1 Lectorial Room in the Forestry Building.

The following workshops will be offered:

Topic Date and time Synopsis
First day in the classroom Tuesday, Feb 9, 10:00 – 11:30Thursday, Feb 18, 13:00 – 14:30
  •  Creating a positive classroom environment
  • Background on how people learn and how that can inform our teaching
Engaging large classes Wednesday, Feb 10, 10:00 – 11:30Friday, Feb 19, 10:00 – 11:30
  • Teaching strategies and background on creating an interactive and learner-centred environment in a high-enrolment course
Small group teaching Wednesday, Feb 10, 13:00 – 14:30Monday, Feb 15, 13:00 – 14:30
  • Teaching strategies and background on creating an interactive and learner-centred low-enrolment course, discussion session, or tutorial
Common student issues with assessments Thursday, Feb 11, 10:00 – 11:30Tuesday, Feb 16, 13:00 – 14:30
  • Background on common student issues with assessments based on research done at UC
  • Strategies lecturers can use to help minimise those issues
Avoiding common teaching mistakes Thursday, Feb 11, 13:00 – 14:30Friday, Feb 19, 13:00 – 14:30
  • Overview of common teacher behaviours that have a negative impact on student engagement and performance
  • Teaching strategies and techniques to avoid / mitigate these impacts
Culturally responsive pedagogy Tuesday, Feb 9, 13:00 – 14:30Wednesday, Feb 17, 13:00 – 14:30
  • Cultural assumptions underpinning our teaching
  • Teaching strategies to create a more inclusive classroom environment

 

No registration is required for these workshops. For any questions, please contact erik.brogt@canterbury.ac.nz.

 

TOP TIP FAVOURITES – PART I

Some of our favourite Top Tips for 2015:

Resize a program window to fit half your monitor

Resize a program window to stretch across both your monitors

Make your computer type “University of Canterbury” (and other repetitive long phrases) for you.

Use Jump Lists to quickly locate your regularly-used files

Gain quick access to the Folders you use most

Email an open file from Microsoft Office programs

Top Tips will be returning in January 2016.
Have a great Christmas!

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