Kiara Hurt

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#TechTipThursday: Changing Availability Dates in Canvas

Canvas courses become available to students only after two steps have been completed: (1) the course ‘unlocks’ based on the start dates for the specific term, the night before classes are set to begin, and (2) the course has been published. As an instructor, it may be beneficial for students to access to course materials …

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#TechTipThursday: Using the Narrative Clip

If you have ever wanted to capture real time photographs of activities, academic or otherwise, the Narrative Clip camera may be a perfect fit. These wearable cameras allow you to have continuous photos taken, at an interval of your choosing, with no extra effort. The software to view the pictures on these cameras is available …

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#TechTipThursday: Enabling TurnItIn in Canvas

Longwood University uses TurnItIn, primarily within Canvas, to assess student submissions for originality. In other words, TurnItIn functions as a plagiarism-checker for any assignment in which the instructor has enabled TurnItIn and is submitted to Canvas. Although instructors have the ability to submit any student work through TurnItIn’s website, that is rarely done. *Note: the account administrator can …

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#TechTipThursday: Making Planning Fun and Creative with Padlet

Padlet allows you to create an online bulletin board that can be shared with peers, friends, family, and more to make collaborating fun and easy. Padlet, in a sense, is the higher education version of Pinterest. You can add pictures, videos, links, texts, and more to your boards. Along with creating “boards”, Padlet gives you …

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#TechTipThursday: Getting to know Respondus 4.0

Faculty often need a quick and easy way to add quizzes, tests, and exams to Canvas from publisher content or that were originally in a Word document format. The Digital Education Collaborative  offers faculty a solution for this need through the use of Respondus 4.0. Respondus 4.0 is a powerful tool used to create, edit …

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#WhyITC: Wesley Marshall

In light of recruitment season and in lieu of a #TechTipThursday, one of our staff members wanted to highlight why he decided to join our team as an Instructional Technology Collaborator (ITC). Meet Wesley, a Business Administration major who is in his second semester as an ITC. Come say hello to him and our other …

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#TechTipThursday: Trello

Trello is one of several free tools that are available to support online task management. This solution enables users to create lists, or cards, with or without due dates; develop checklists to track progress; upload files; and apply labels to categorize content. Labels, like Twitter hashtags or WordPress tags, make searching for specific tasks more …

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#TechTipThursday: What’s New in Canvas?

Instructure frequently updates to maintain Canvas’ user interface for the best user experience. Updates to the Canvas environment are released every two weeks and contain new features, updates to existing features, bug fixes, and much more. Some important content from recent releases has been outlined below.   DocViewer Session Expiration Warning While working in DocViewer …

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National Distance Learning Week: #NDLW2017

Longwood’s Distance Education program is continually growing since its inception. While there is currently only one degree program available fully online, Master of Business Administration, there are many courses across most departments that are either fully online or hybrid. The Digital Education Collaborative (DEC) provides faculty and students with support and professional development to help …

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#TechTipThursday: Canvas Teacher App

Canvas recently unveiled a new app that will allow instructors to do work on the go. This app allows you to do the three basic tasks that we all do rather frequently – grading, communicating, and updating things such as assignments, announcements, and grades. The Canvas Teacher app is available for iOS and Android devices. …

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