How to Delay Delivery of Messages in Outlook and Revise the Message After Pressing Send

The Problem of Pressing Send to Early in Outlook

There are times where you are in a hurry and press Send to a message too early in Outlook only to find out that you want to modify something. Well, there is a solution for that by using the Rules and Alerts in Outlook.

The Solution to Modify Messages After Pressing Send

Here is the process to configure the message delay in Outlook:

  1.  Click on File while in Outlook
  2. Click on Rules and Alerts
  3. Click on New Rule
  4. Select Apply Rule on Messages I send
  5. Press Next
  6. Yes
  7. Select Defer delivery by number of minutes
  8. Set number of minutes: 1,
  9. Press Next, Next, & Finish.

Here is also a step-by-step video on How to Delay Messages in Outlook 2021, Outlook 2019, Outlook 2016 etc.

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How to Reset your Windows 11 PC to Resell or When Infected with Malware

Symptoms of Computer Issues

Common computer issues include:

  1. Slow speed
  2. Pop-up ads
  3. Virus infection impacting searches or general functionality

Slow speed in noticeable when trying to perform a particular task such as working on a document or accessing a series of web pages but the speed is all of a sudden much slower. In this case, the first thing to try is to reboot the computer and see if that makes any difference. If not, take note of any programs you might have installed recently and remove them. If the problem persists then you can consider resetting the computer using the procedure below.

Pop-up ads are a sign of malware in your computer. One of the options is to try to remove the malware using this procedure. If that does not do it, then consider resetting the computer following the directions below.

Another symptom that may necessitate a computer reset is a virus infection. You can obviously run a virus scan using the built-in virus protection in Windows 11 or other antivirus software you have in your PC. However, there are times where that does not work either.

In this case, you can consider resetting Windows 11 using this procedure:

  1. Click Search and then type: Reset this PC
  2. Click Reset PC 
  3. Select option you desire: keeping the files or keeping everything.
  4. Follow the on-screen directions.

If you want to view a video with all the steps for resetting the computer, see this video:

 

Frequently Asked Questions When Resetting the PC:

Can I run troubleshooting tools prior to resetting the PC? 

Yes, see the first part of the video above. Try to run the troubleshooter tool first or even try to go to a previous system restore point.

Can I keep my files if I am restoring my PC?

Yes, provided you select the option Keeping the Files but we recommend that you also make a backup of the files for peace of mind.

If I select keeping the files option, will I need to reinstall programs such as Word etc.? 

Keeping the files option will only keep a copy of your user files in the user profile and it WILL delete your applications and settings. Thus, you will need to reload Word and other programs.

Which Option Should I Use If I Am Selling My Computer?

Select the “Remove Everything” Option and then select “Clean Data” option to wipe the disk. Note this process will take quite a bit of time and be patient.

Do I need a Disk to Reload Windows if I Am Resetting it?

No, you will get the option to download Windows after selecting one of the options to reset it. If you want to create a USB bootable flash drive, you can follow this process.

What is the best option to make sure the virus is gone?

Select the option “Remove Everything” but obviously make sure you have backed up your data first. And be patient. If that fails, use the create a USB bootable flash drive and reload Windows by booting via the USB drive.

 

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How to make Moodle™ look good? : Customizing Moodle™ to transform your LMS

Trying to make Moodle™ look aesthetic? Every Moodle™ user’s journey in transforming the look and feel of their LMS is unique. And there are many ways to achieve the transformation.

Moodle™’s open-source framework lets you tailor your LMS to your elearning and branding needs.

Ways to make Moodle™ look good

There are Moodle™ themes and around 17,000 plugins in Moodle™ for you to pick and configure to get a visually appealing Moodle™ site. For better-customized functionality, you can also directly make necessary alterations to the core code of Moodle™. But how effectively you can make code-level changes to get your ideal LMS, depends on your Moodle™ expertise and skills.

For basic customization, you can quickly switch things up on your LMS to get a modern appearance using the open source themes for Moodle™. However, to revamp Moodle™’s outer appearance and functionality, it’s recommended to use a far more powerful theme.

Here’s a quick overview of how you can use the Edwiser RemUI theme for both visual and functionality customization of Moodle™.

#1 Define your own page layouts

Readymade page designs are great but for enhanced customization, you would want to build your own Moodle™ pages. But how can you create pages from scratch without any code?

Edwiser RemUI gives you the flexibility to create and customize your Moodle™ page layouts with the drag-and-drop page builder. This way you can maintain a certain level of consistency when it comes to customizing individual pages of your LMS.

In addition to making them visually pleasing, you can even emphasize on your branding more and have a flexible structure for your pages that can be easily modified with changing requirements.

Here’s a guide to building custom pages in Moodle™

#2 Customize your Homepage and login page

Your LMS Homepage and the main login page are the key interaction checkpoints for your students. So, it’s important to ensure you offer the best user experience here.

If your Moodle™ Home Page is done right, you have won half the branding battle on your LMS since it’s a great touchpoint for your students to connect with your elearning brand.

Although the custom page builder can be used to design layouts of your choice for any Moodle™ page, including the Homepage. Edwiser RemUI has a dedicated drag and drop homepage builder with multiple custom styling elements.

A personalized login environment is effective in amping up the engagement factor.

Edwiser RemUI lets you customize the default login page in Moodle™. Your login page is the entryway to your valuable courses. It’s always better that they quickly move on to discover the value your LMS provides.

So, it’s crucial to influence the intent of your students to log in by designing a simple, modern, and professional-looking login page.

You can creatively use the theme to make your brand more visible on the login page, add the right colors, logos, and a nudge for your learners to quickly make the next move.

#3 Create an LMS aligned with your elearning brand

Don’t miss the chance to shape your students’ perception of your elearning brand.

Your elearning brand sets you apart and makes your Moodle™ LMS memorable. Your logo, the theme of colors used across the Moodle™ site, and the font and styling impact the overall user experience. Primarily these elements are crucial for building credibility and helping with brand recognition.

Therefore, the theme you pick should ideally help you lend a coherent design to your LMS that intuitively resonates with your students.

Edwiser RemUI is equipped with a live customizer to modify the interface in real-time and preview them as well. You can easily customize the colors used, typography, button styles, header layouts, and much more, on the go.

#4 Use appropriate visual elements for your courses

Last but not least, a well-designed Moodle™ interior is as important as its exterior. You must ensure the same level of engagement persists when your students discover and explore the courses in greater detail.

The navigation menu in Edwiser RemUI simplifies the discoverability of courses and speeds up access to them. Once your learners are inside a particular course, it’s crucial that they look well-organized. You can use different course formats to achieve an attractive course presentation for better visualization of your elearning content. Edwiser RemUI supports all course formats in Moodle™ and also offers two additional ones for a more polished course structure.

The theme also comes with course star ratings and reviews (a new feature recently added) to provide new students with a comprehensive view of the quality of courses on your LMS.

Explore these Moodle™ customization and page designing tips for better course engagement.

Check out a quick review of Edwiser RemUI below.

 

Conclusion

The theme is compatible with the latest version of Moodle™ (Moodle™ 4.0.2). Also, it is regularly updated for design improvements to keep up with the changing times and the dynamic Moodle™ elearning landscape.

For more information, feel free to explore Edwiser RemUI to see how it transforms your Moodle™ interface and can best fit your Moodle™ elearning needs

 

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7RD2 Online Course Development Process

 

Online courses are becoming more common both at the university level and at non-accredited platforms. In either case, effective online courses are a result of proper planning and delivery of instruction. And this is where the 7RD2 process comes in.

7rd2 course development process

7rd2 course development process

The 7RD2 process outlines the pedagogical method and logistics for creating high quality re-usable online courses with balanced course developer and instructor input. It covers planning the course, designing the activities, and delivering instruction. It also integrates information literacy at the core of the course and incorporates cutting-edge learning technologies. The end-product is a high quality 7-unit course, where each unit includes 7 key learning activities for the development phase, and 7 tasks during the delivery phase.

Readings should, whenever practicable, make use of OER (open education resources) or other no cost material such as government documents, institution white papers, corporate reports, or think-tank reports. The topics and number of pages should be focused to make best use of the time students expend in preparing for the weekly topics.

7RD2 makes use of forms to provide frameworks for capturing the essence of each assignment. Student feedback regarding the use of forms since 2014 has been strongly favorable. Forms clarify the amount of work needed and help improve preparation and retention, making classroom or online discussions more productive and useful for students in the long term.

Except for the first week where there is also an intro video, there are 2 to 3 pre-recorded instructor videos each unit as well as other video resources as appropriate for the specific course design. They are limited in length to make best use of students’ time and highlight important concepts or provide additional context to the readings.

Technology, in addition to the framework provided by the learning management system, makes use of Cerego for concept retention and VoiceThread for asynchronous presentations and discussions. Cerego must not be confused with an exam, test, or quiz. Instead, it is an artificial intelligence assisted information retention improvement tool. It can run on browser or a smartphone and can be set to achieve different levels of retention from weeks to months to years. Since the artificial intelligence backbone works with each student to optimize retention, it is essential that students engage with Cerego consistently from the day a set is launched to the target completion day.

Each week, each student is assigned a question using VoiceThread. Students must post answers and the use of video (vs. typing or just audio) is strongly preferred. The video function is like being in class, everyone can see and hear the instructor and students. Distance courses are designed for 15 students, so there are 30+ questions provided for each unit the instructor may choose from. Naturally, instructors may generate their own questions. Based on the specific course design student comments on each other’s video answers may either be encouraged or required. Student involvement in the asynchronous discussion greatly enhances engagement in the course and concept retention.

The instructor provides a video wrap up for the unit using VoiceThread, including commenting on student answers and comments. The instructor should embed a final assignment, something students need to think about, that they will then write about using the unit wrap up form. This provides a way for students to capture learning outcomes to improve retention and long-term value.

As with the forms that begin and end each unit, writing assignments use forms to make the best use of time and clearly define what success looks like. There are forms for preparing assignments, use of the school’s library and writing lab. Three-level grading rubrics are used for activities throughout the course to make sure students understand expectations for each activity. Grading rubrics are embedding in all course forms.

Learn more this process from here. It includes all the forms and details to implement it.

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Windows 11 Upgrade: Step-by-Step Experience

Windows 11 provides exciting new features to enhance your productivity and a more pleasant user experience. Upgrading to Windows 11 is free and a seamless experience for eligible devices. You can upgrade from Windows updates or manually. Let’s take a look a the step-by-step upgrade experience.

Here is also the link to download Windows 11 manually from Microsoft:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows11. This will allow you to upgrade to Windows 11 for free.

 

If you are looking to do a fresh install of Windows 10, you can create a bootable USB flash drive using this Microsoft link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10.

 

The full tutorial for using Windows 11 is available from here:

 

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Windows 11 Tutorial and Quick Guide Now Available

The full tutorial on using Windows 11 is now available along with the Quick Guide.

Windows 11 was released to the public on October 5, 2021. The new OS is a major improvement in many areas making the new operating system user friendly, efficient and easy to use.

There are many new features in Windows 11 such as: a revamped UI, new multitasking options, virtual desktops, better memory management system, integrated Teams chat, enhanced gaming, widgets, Android apps, and restructured Settings menu. The following guide is designed for the beginners with no limited prior experience. The guide covers most aspects of what a working professional does in the workplace.

This page is designed to be the go-to place for learning how to learn and master Windows 11 for effectively using it in the workplace. We have developed both the full free course video accompanied by the quick guide below.

You can access them from here.

 

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How to Use and Customize Windows 11 Taskbar

In this step-by-step tutorial video, learn how to use and customize the new Windows 11 Taskbar. Learn how to use the new Start Menu in Windows 11, the Windows 11 search, the virtual desktops, the widgets, and eventually how to customize the Windows 11 taskbar moving it to the left. Additional functions include quick menus to access the various system functions. The tutorial is designed for teaching and mastering Windows 11.

Additional tutorials on Windows 11 are covered here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyy-LLqj7iSZseo3OcIfeGDcd1BL0YlJ0

 

The Windows 11 Quick Guide is available from here: https://kaceli.com/a/windows-11-users-guide-learn-how-to-use-windows-11-effectively/

 

 

 

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Windows 11 – What is New? The Official Release

Windows 11 includes a lot new features such as:

  1. A new user interface (UI)
  2. New taskbar
  3. New action center
  4. New settings organization
  5. New widgets
  6. New redesigned File Explorer along with the context menus
  7. Gaming mode
  8. Improvements to the memory management
  9. Teams integration and a lot more.
  10. New layout of snapping the applications on the monitor.

Overall, it is a major improvement and looks great.

Here is a quick video of these features.

 

Additional tutorials on Windows 11 are covered here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyy-LLqj7iSZseo3OcIfeGDcd1BL0YlJ0

 

The Windows 11 Quick Guide is available from here: https://kaceli.com/a/windows-11-users-guide-learn-how-to-use-windows-11-effectively/

 

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How to Create Digital Signature in Word: Office 365, Word 2016, Word 2019

This guide will walk you through the steps for digitally signing a document in Microsoft Word 2010, 2013, or 2019, Word 2021 using your credential or digital certificate.

Add a Digital Signature Using a Signature Line

Step 1: Open the document and insert a new line.

Start Word and open the document and navigate where you want to insert the new signature. Then simply add a new line by pressing Enter.

Step 2: Insert the Signature: Click on the Insert Tab, and Select Signature line and enter the information you prefer and click OK.

Step 3: Insert the Signature and Customize your digital signature along with comments.

 

Step-by-step video on how to insert a signature in a Word document

 

For more in-depth tutorials, please see the links at the top menu of this page.

Keep in touch: For a listing of other tutorials and guides please check my website: http://kaceli.com. If you wan to take a course and get a certificate of completion visit: https://learn.kaceli.com. The link to the YouTube Channel is: http://youtube.com/KaceliTechTraining.

 

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