These helpsheets may assist in troubleshooting minor problems.
SIDE students receive lots of emails (from teachers, notifications from Moodle, etc) so it is important to check these regularly and manage them efficiently.
- Managing SIDE Moodle email notifications. A helpsheet to assist in managing emails from Moodle using the Department of Educations Office 365 email account.
- Forwarding email from Office 365 in the Student Portal. You might want to forward SIDE emails to your personal email account.
Managing documents and files
SIDE students use different kinds of operating systems and software, and sometimes experience problems when they try to send documents or files to teachers either by email or uploading to Moodle.
- Installing Office Staff and students have access to Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, Publisher, etc) for home use, for free.
- Creating and managing PDF documents. Portable Document Format (PDF) documents are easy to transfer. Use this helpsheet to make sure that these are suitable for email and Moodle.
- Merging and converting multiple files to PDF. This helpsheet shows how to combine multiple files and convert them into one PDF.
- Create Word documents with OpenOffice or LibreOffice. This helpsheet shows how to export a word processing file to a Word document which is able to be emailed or uploaded to Moodle.
- Create Word documents with Pages. This helpsheet is for Mac users and shows how to export a Pages file to a Word document format which is able to be emailed or uploaded to Moodle.
- Resizing images. This helpsheet shows how to reduce the size of images so the documents and files are not too large and can be emailed or uploaded to Moodle more easily.
- Sending and receiving large files using IFEX. Sometimes large files cannot be avoided. This helpsheet shows how to use a specific site to send large files within the Department of Education.
Managing video files
SIDE students use different kinds of device to capture video, and sometimes experience problems when they try to submit video assignments in Moodle.
- Four image editors compared ... so you want to resize an image?
- Use Handbrake to reduce video file size for uploading. This helpsheet shows how to use Handbrake to reduce a video file size for uploading.
- Transferring video from iPad to PC. This helpsheet shows how to transfer media files from iPad to PC.
SIDE students studying Japanese need access to computers that have Japanese language characters.