Rebecca Patt

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Apr 21

*Videos* from 2nd Semi-Annual Student Tech Showcase

We held our second, semi-annual, Student Tech Showcase earlier this week. Four (4) members of the Instructional Technology Collaborator team spent approximately 15 minutes, each, connecting a DEC-supported technology to the teaching and/or learning experience. These presentations were part of the 4th tier of the ITC Badging Program and serve as the implementation component of a 3rd tier …

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Apr 13

2nd Semi-Annual Student Tech Showcase

*Special post for Longwood’s faculty and staff! We are excited to announce our second, semi-annual, Student Tech Showcase! This event will be held on Wednesday, April 19th, in the Digital Den (Ruffner 148), from 12pm – 1pm.   Four (4) members of the Instructional Technology Collaborator team will spend 10-15 minutes each, connecting a DEC-supported technology to the teaching …

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Feb 06

Now hiring students for fall 2017!

Did you know that the Digital Education Collaborative employs undergraduate students to assist us in supporting the university’s commitment to academic success and pedagogical excellence through the effective application of instructional technology? We are currently accepting applications for new student workers to start in the fall 2017 semester. We are seeking students who are detail-oriented, …

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Feb 02

#TechTipThursday: Assess Student Learning in Panopto

Panopto is Longwood University’s screen capturing solution and replaced Echo 360 in June 2016. Serving a multitude of functions, instructors are able to use this tool to record lectures for viewing by their students at a later time. Panopto’s direct integration with Canvas facilitates and simplifies an instructor’s ability to record a face-to-face class or …

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Nov 17

#TechTipThursday: Change with TurnItIn for Instructors

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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Nov 17

#TechTipThursday: Change with TurnItIn for Students

Longwood University uses TurnItIn, within Canvas, to assess student submissions for originality. In other words, TurnItIn is a plagiarism-checker for any assignment in which the instructor has enabled TurnItIn and is submitted to Canvas. To improve the efficiency of the TurnItIn/Canvas integration, Instructure Canvas advised all account holders to make a slight behind-the-scenes adjustment; we will do so …

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Oct 20

#TechTipThursday: InDesign (CC) – A Beginner’s Guide (Part 2)

Last week we introduced you to Adobe InDesign, the industry leading software for typographic layout and image placement. What makes this program increasingly useful is its user- and design-friendly interface, particularly once you’ve learned your way around the software. For a review of how to get started with InDesign, please see last week’s #TechTipThursday. This week’s …

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Oct 13

#TechTipThursday: InDesign (CC) – A Beginner’s Guide (Part 1)

The industry leading page design and layout program allows you to create, manipulate, and publish everything from printed books and brochures to digital magazines, interactive elements, posters, and even e-books and apps. The great thing about Adobe InDesign is that it really is as user-friendly and design-friendly as possible once you know your way around …

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Sep 29

#TechTipThursday: Speechnotes

Speechnotes is a free online notepad that allows you to record your thoughts by speaking them into your computer’s microphone in addition to typing. This is intended to be a tool that allows you to dictate your speeches or papers to your computer so you can ensure that they will have the same natural flow that …

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Sep 22

#TechTipThursday: Taking Notes in the PowerPoint App

Instructors’ frequently use PowerPoint to convey course material, whether in an online, hybrid or face-to-face class. As is likely the case at other institutions, Longwood University instructors often share lecture notes in advance of a class session. When taking notes for class, it can be helpful to type in the notes section or type directly into the …

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