From Association for Learning Technology to Edinburgh Futures Institute
After 7+ years working for the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) late last year my decision to leave the organisation was announced. My personal reflections and beginnings as Learning Design and Technology Lead at the Edinburgh Futures Institute.
Everything you ever wanted to know about Gmail draft inline images and Google Apps Script but were afraid to ask
A common workflow solution in Google Apps Script is to use a Gmail draft message as a template for sending emails. For the user the benefit is they can draft a message in a familiar environment adding formatting without having to worry about writing HTML. A problem often encountered is the inclusion of inline images. This post looks at solving the issue of missing inline images.
Virtual Teams: Sharing our approach to leading a virtual team and surviving a pandemic – special podcast episode
So this month we are recording a special podcast episode, a reflective conversation about working from home, leading a virtual team… the ups and the downs… our best tips and tricks and also some of the highlights we have written about together over the past three years.
Totally Unscripted Exclusive: Detailed look at the new Google Apps Script IDE/Script Editor and launch
In the episode we broke the exclusive news that the new Script Editor will be rolling out to all users starting on 07 December 2020. I can’t thank Keith enough for taking the time out to share this news to the Totally Unscripted audience first and also to Charles for making possible as well as providing an expert tour of the new Apps Script Editor.
How we survived a pandemic: Part 6 – Wellbeing as a home-worker… where are you on the unicorns 🦄 and pumpkins 🎃 scale?
In this month’s post we reflect on wellbeing as homeworkers, particularly under the pressures and strains of current times. As part of this we look at ways individuals and teams can check-in on how they are doing using resources from the What Works Centre for Wellbeing and Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England. We also discuss ways that we have used to find a better balance such as using the Digital Data Detox Kit and even removing ‘work’ from our phones.
Repost: ‘Totally Unscripted’ the Google Workspace and Apps Script developer show is back!
Totally Unscripted the Google Workspace and Apps Script developer community show returns! The shows are an opportunity to learn about the very latest Google Workspace and Apps Script updates from both the community and Google. We are returning with a series of six weekly shows starting with ‘Meet the new Google Workspace Developers Experts’ on 05 November 2020 at 20:00 UTC.
Quick article ratings using Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics
Interested in a way to capture quick article user ratings in your Google Analytics data? Well you are in the right place. In this post I’ll show how I was able to send user article (star) ratings to Google Analytics using Google Tag Manager.
How we survived a pandemic: Part 5 – Virtual team meeting ice breakers from the ALT Staff Team
This month’s post is a bit different from the usual, as we celebrate a team effort of inventing ice breakers for our weekly team meetings, which take place for an hour every Wednesday morning. We’ve got everything from “share your four-legged friends” to “lockdown recipe swap” to “pandemic playlist” to “humble brag” to “Pictionary Jam” and more.
Working with Pivot Tables in Google Sheets using Google Apps Script
Pivot tables are a quick and powerful way to analyse data. Using Google Apps Script, there is an ability to build and modify pivot tables in Google Sheets. In this post I’ll share some tips and tricks for interacting with pivot tables in Google Sheets.