September 2019: DEC NEWSLETTER

In this edition: Welcome Back, Survey Winner, Quick Tip; TurnItIn Updates; Fall Workshops
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Welcome Back

We have been back for almost a month now and wanted to take some time to welcome you back. There are some new things to look forward to in your Fall courses.

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Survey Winner

Thank you for all of your survey responses. We have selected a winner. You can watch the drawing here. Congratulations to Kelly Nelson in Art Education for winning the $25 gift card.

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Quick Tip: The New Gradebook 

Beginning August 1, 2019 Canvas implemented the New Gradebook for all users. There are great updates to the Gradebook. You can add late policies, and work with assignments a little easier. Watch this video from Canvas on how to use the New Gradebook as an instructor. Contact the DEC for help.

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*TurnItIn Update*: 

TurnItIn will now utilize Plagiarism Framework for plagiarism detection and deterrence. The plagiarism framework integrates with Canvas in the most seamless way possible and allows TurnItIn settings to be available on the same page as the Canvas assignment settings; there will no longer be a TurnItIn checkbox. Please review this handout for important information!

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Fall Professional Development: 

The DEC will be offering one Fall 2019 workshop online via Canvas:

Fall 2019 LOTI: Longwood Online Technology Institute (LOTI) is a faculty development program designed to enhance teaching and learning at Longwood University. LOTI provides faculty with the skills and technical support necessary to develop quality hybrid and online courses or programs and is required for all faculty who teach online/hybrid for Longwood. LOTI fosters exploration of innovative approaches to designing online experiences that promote a learning community, learning outcomes and utilization of multimedia technology. Click here to learn more. Register Now!

Course Enhancement Program: The Course Enhancement program is an extension of LOTI, is optional for faculty, and is geared toward the individual applicant. During the Course Enhancement, accepted faculty select one online/hybrid course to enhance or re-design. Faculty then work one-on-one with an instructional designer from the DEC to re-design the course, improve student engagement, incorporate specific instructional technology, etc. Click here to learn more. Register Now!

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Thank you,

DEC Team

The DEC proudly supports Longwood University faculty, staff and students in the use of educational technology resources. Contact us today!

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