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#TechTipThursday- Targeted Messaging in Canvas with “Message Students Who”

Authored by Sarah Myroup, ITC “Message Students Who” Let’s step into the shoes of a professor. It’s the day an exam on Canvas is due, and half the class has not done it. Concerned for their success, a professor may wish to reach out to the students with a friendly reminder. Or perhaps, the exam …

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#TechTipThursday- Customize your Calendar with Canvas

Authored by Sierra Holsclaw, ITC Customize your Calendar with Canvas As a student, life can seem hectic when you’re stuck juggling many assignments due at the same time, club meetings, and commitments in your own personal life.  The Canvas calendar makes this easier by not only allowing you to display your assignment due dates, but …

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#TechTipThursday- Building your Brand with Google Forms

Authored by Emma Grace Mancini, ITC Google Forms-Uploading an Image to be the Background Students and teachers can use Google Forms to make surveys, quizzes, or event registration sheets.  The form is web-based and can be shared with respondents by sending a link, emailing a message, or embedding it into a web page or blog …

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#TechTipThursday- Deter Cheating and Maximize Instructional Time with Honorlock

Authored by Molly Mancini, ITC How to enable Honorlock for a Quiz in Canvas Honorlock is a cheating deterrent supported by the DEC.  Honorlock easily integrates into Canvas, and is considered a step up from its predecessor, Respondus LockDown Browser, which was its own browser which had to be downloaded onto each student’s computer.  Honorlock …

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#TechTipThursday- Bring Learning to the “Big Screen” with iMovie

Authored by: Sarah Myroup, ITC iMovie is a free video editing software that can be downloaded on Mac computers. It’s a versatile tool that can be used for anything from short films to school projects. In this Tech Tip Thursday, we will be focusing on the latter, demonstrating how iMovie can bring learning to the …

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#TechTipThursday: Using Buffer for Social Media Management

With social media becoming a greater part of daily life with each day, people and organizations need to find ways of exporting their content out across websites such as Facebook and Twitter. The easiest way to manage a professional social media account is through platforms like Buffer. Buffer allows users to link their organization’s social …

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#TTT: 3D Printing Basics

As one of the main features of the DIGILab, our 3D printer is a tool enabling us to create real physical forms of designs and ideas. While 3D printing has become more popular over the years, many people still are unsure of how it actually works. In basic terms, 3D printers have two main components: …

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#TechTipThursday: Rubrics and Assignment Feedback

Canvas has many helpful features when it comes to providing student feedback on assignments, along with the use of rubrics built in to an assignment’s page. This guides both the students in developing their assignment submissions, as well as the instructors in grading those submissions. Rubrics in Canvas To see rubrics in Canvas, either the …

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Using Technology to Help Foster Classroom Connections

Building new connections and fostering valuable connections can be intimidating for both instructors and students, particularly those new to a university. Numerous studies have shown, when students have strong connections with instructors they reap positive benefits including better engagement in the classroom and higher self-confidence. As more faculty integrate technology, particularly Canvas, into all classroom …

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#TechTipThursday: Using Respondus LockDown Browser

Longwood University offers Respondus LockDown Browser (and Monitor)  as a means to ensure the integrity of the online testing environment. Easily accessible for instructors via Canvas integration, students’ ability to navigate outside of the exam window can be prevented by requiring LockDown Browser. In today’s post, we are going to show you what student’s see …

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