Category Archive: DEC Announcements

Sep 07

The DIGILab Comes to Longwood

The Digital Education Collaborative and Greenwood Library are happy to announce that the DIGILab will be opening September 11, 2017! The name DIGILab was selected by campus vote of student suggested names that took place in the Fall of 2016. You can find the DIGILab on the first floor of the Greenwood Library, where the …

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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 08

MakerMondays Come to Longwood

The Digital Education Collaborative is excited to announce that we are hosting a series of MakerMondays this semester! The DEC is currently developing its makerspace, called the DIGILab, in partnership with the Greenwood Library. While we continue to put the finishing touches on the DIGILab, we want to give you a preview of its possibility. …

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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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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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May 03

Canvas Cup Competition

The DEC hosted its first-ever Canvas Cup Competition between academic departments at Longwood. To provide faculty a fun break in between end of semester responsibilities, departmental representatives were emailed 2 questions, at predetermined times throughout the day, throughout the course of 1 week. Departments were awarded points based on the number of correct answers; the …

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Apr 21

#TechTipThursday: Canvas’ New User Interface

The summer semester brings with it some new changes to Canvas. Starting May 16th, Canvas will have a new user interface and will look different but will still function similarly. The new user interface will be very similar to that of the mobile Canvas application. It is important to note that this change will affect …

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Mar 04

*Videos* from 1st Semi-Annual Student Tech Showcase

We held our first, semi-annual, Student Tech Showcase earlier this week. Four (4) members of the Instructional Technology Collaborator team spent 10-15 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 badge, Presentation Design. …

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Feb 19

1st Semi-Annual Student Tech Showcase

We are excited to announce our first, semi-annual, Student Tech Showcase! This event will be held on Wednesday, March 2nd, in the Annex, 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 and/or learning experience. All Longwood instructors are invited to join …

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Feb 08

Now hiring ITCs for Fall 2016!

The Digital Education Collaborative is currently hiring student staff workers to start this coming fall 2016 semester. Our student staff members, or Instructional Technology Collaborators (ITCs), assist the campus community in their use of supported instructional technologies. If any of these focus areas interest you, then you interest us! The future of instructional technology and …

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