Using Excel to create ‘tidy’ learning resources


Originally uploaded by Dave Foord

I often use Excel to create simple learning objects, especially ones that have an element of drag and drop. Having created my resource, I then tidy it up, so that when viewed over the internet (e.g. if accessed from a VLE) the user wouldn’t realise that it was Excel at all.

To do this I go to the Tools menu, then Options, I then make sure that the View tab is showing before unticking the following options

  • Formula bar
  • Row and Column Headings
  • Gridlines
  • Sheet Tabs

Then clicking OK – will turn the sometimes cluttered look of Excel into a clean simple tidy learning object

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