Category: Tech Tips

#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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#TTT: Honorlock – New Cheating Deterrent

The newest technology that the DEC will be supporting is Honorlock, a cheating deterrent software. As a cheating deterrent, like its predecessor Respondus Lockdown Browser, Honorlock is not a guarantee to prevent cheating. However, it does make cheating very difficult, and allows instructors to review footage of their students’ entire testing session for inconsistencies. There …

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#TechTipThursday: Using Discussions In Canvas

With Spring Break nearly upon us, students and instructors are looking forward to time off from classes and work. However, with the occasional snow day and sick day in January and February, some courses may have a bit of work to make up during the break. A simple and straightforward tool for instructors to use …

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#TechTipThursday: Monitoring Online Behavior

Online interaction has grown exponentially over the past two decades, and it will continue to grow as technology becomes more ingrained in our lives. Though as anyone who has spent time on the internet can attest, online communication can be aggressive and hostile. As part of our senior research project, Christian Reifsteck and I examined …

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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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#TechTipThursday: Enabling closed captions in Panopto

Accessibility in education gives all students the ability to obtain educational content. This includes accessibility to recordings that may be added to online portions of a course. This is often done by adding captions. Panopto lecture capture makes it possible for faculty to quickly and easily add closed captions to Panopto recorded videos. There are …

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#TechTipThursday: DIGILab goes mobile

As the spring semester brings changes, the offices of the Digital Education Collaborative have a new addition as well. The DIGILab has moved from Greenwood Library to Ruffner, with a focus on acting as a mobile makerspace for students, staff, and faculty. Despite the change in location, the DIGILab still features the same tools and …

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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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#TechTipThursday: Canvas LTIs for #edusocmedia

Today’s tip comes to you as a follow up to our earlier post on using social media as an educative tool. Now that you know how and why these tools can be used, we want to walk you through integrating these applications into your Canvas course.   To get started, choose a course in Canvas. …

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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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