Rebecca Patt

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#TechTipThursday: Interactive learning through Panopto Quizzes

Earlier this week our blog featured a post discussing the importance of and pathways for learner interaction. Today’s #TechTipThursday will highlight one of the Digital Education Collaborative’s supported technologies, Panopto, and the steps required to capitalize on its possibilities for learner to content interaction. Panopto, first and foremost, is Longwood University’s lecture capture solution. Offering …

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#TechTipThursday: Test Bank Network [Respondus 4.0]

The Digital Education Collaborative began its relationship with Respondus in 2015 to support Longwood University’s online testing environment. Many within our teaching and learning community are familiar with the vendor’s cheating deterrent tools (i.e., LockDown Browser with or without Monitor) as a means to foster integrity in Canvas-based assessments. Few, however, are aware of the …

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#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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#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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#TechTipThursday: Apple VoiceOver

Apple’s VoiceOver utility scans and reads everything on the screen so you can navigate through your phone, iPad, or computer without having the look at the screen. The main and original purpose for the VoiceOver setting in iOS/OS X is for accessibility for those with limited vision. While you may not need to use VoiceOver for its …

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#TechTipThursday: Recording & sharing a voice track with GarageBand

GarageBand is software exclusive to Mac OS X and iOS that allows user to create music and podcasts. This post will provide a quick overview of how to record your voice and share the voice track with others. After opening GarageBand, you will be welcomed by a window that will prompt you to choose what kind of …

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Capture your lectures with Panopto

The DEC is excited to release Panopto as Longwood’s lecture capture solution. Although Panopto will replace Echo 360 as of June 30th, the two programs will run in tandem throughout the Summer I session. We’re hosting several workshops targeting Summer I instructors, but open to all, over the next 2 weeks designed to introduce users …

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#TechTipThursday: Editing with Screencast-O-Matic

Last week we introduced you to Screencast-O-Matic, a  versatile screen capture tool recommended and supported by the Digital Education Collaborative. What makes this software increasingly useful to the Longwood University community is our site license to the Pro Recorder. Recall that all users have access to basic features with a free account and may upgrade …

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#TechTipThursday: Capturing with Screencast-O-Matic

Having the ability to make a recording of what’s happening on one’s computer screen is invaluable to the teaching and learning experience. Whether the student is submitting an assignment documenting the creation of something digital or the instructor is creating a digital lecture, the applications of a screen capture program run the gamut. Screencast-O-Matic is …

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#TechTipThursday: Reminders for Canvas due dates

Many of us are aware of Canvas’ calendar feature which offers a filtered display of course deadlines. The calendar can be access from the horizontal blue global navigation bar at the top of the screen (see below). Additional information about the Canvas calendar can be found in the Canvas Guides, here: student perspective; instructor perspective. What …

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