Category: Tech Tips

#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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#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: Canvas’ New Gradebook

As mentioned earlier in the week, Canvas has started rolling out changes to their gradebook. If you missed our post on the new late policy, you can find it here. In the video below, we will not only show you how to switch to the new gradebook, but talk more in-depth about additional features. Remember …

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#TechTipThursday: Setting Up Your Canvas Gradebook

The Canvas gradebook is utilized by professors from all disciplines. Canvas has released some new features, that we will talk about in the coming weeks. This week’s post will focus on setting up your gradebook using total points or weighted percentages. It can be difficult to navigate Canvas and all of it’s features, but we are …

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#Tech Tip Thursday: Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere is an online polling tool recently added to the Digital Education Collaborative’s supported, and licensed, technologies. Offering more than 20 different question types for users to choose from when presenting questions, Poll Everywhere allows for instantaneous participation in class through the use of readily available technology, such as cellphones, laptops, and tablets. It …

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#TechTipThursday: Your Canvas Dashboard

Our first #TechTipThursday this academic year focuses on the Canvas Dashboard. As the first screen users see following a successful login to the learning management system (LMS), the Canvas Dashboard offers a logical starting place. This post will focus on personalizing the Dashboard as it appears on a computer; Canvas is not supported in mobile web …

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*Videos* from 3rd Semi-Annual Student Tech Showcase

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

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3rd Semi-Annual Student Tech Showcase

*Special post for Longwood’s faculty and staff! We are excited to announce our third, semi-annual, Student Tech Showcase! This event will be held on Tuesday, August 28th, in the Digital Den (Ruffner 148), from 10 – 11 AM. Three (3) senior members of the Instructional Technology Collaborator team will spend 10-15 minutes each, connecting a DEC-supported technology to …

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