Category: Tech Tips

#TechTipThursday: Ricoh Theta 360° Camera

The Digital Education Collaborative may be synonymous with Canvas support but has so much more to offer the Longwood University community!  We have a variety of instructional technologies, such as our new 360° cameras, that can help foster a positive and stimulating learning environment. The Ricoh Theta 360° uses dual lenses to capture a full …

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#TechTipThursday: Using the Canvas App

As we are settling into the fall semester the Digital Education Collaborative wants to offer students a reminder of the free and handy way to manage academic deadlines and communicate with professors. Taking Canvas on-the-go with the Canvas app, by Instructure, can be easy and convenient! Students are able to receive notifications, reply to messages, and participate …

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#TechTipThursday: PodBean

Podcasts have been available for several years but are becoming increasingly popular in educational settings. Instead of listening to the same few songs on the radio you can enjoy a podcast for entertainment or to gain new knowledge on a plethora of topics. PodBean not only provides a platform for you to listen to your …

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#TechTipThursday: What is Canvas?

Welcome to the start of a new academic year! As you enjoy all we have to offer in support of an individualized Longwood experience, do not forget that the Digital Education Collaborative partners with you to support use of learning technologies. We provide the support and structure behind the University’s commitment to academic success and pedagogical …

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#TechTipThursday: GitHub as a Collaborative Tool

GitHub is a tool fairly new to the Instructional Technology Collaborators although some of us have used GitHub in support of academic requirements. Today’s #TechTipThursday will introduce users to the set up and initial use of GitHub as a collaborative tool for coding projects.  This post focuses on the tool’s web interface but there are other options for …

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#TechTipThursday: Introduction to Task Labels

Task Labels is an app that allows you to organize just about every aspect of your life into ‘labels’. You can separate different extracurricular activities, courses, occupations, and even tasks for your everyday life. Within each ‘label’, you can insert various tasks. This app helps you keep your busy life in order; you can access the web version …

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#TechTipThursday: Staying Connected with Canvas

Recently, the Canvas servers experienced a widespread outage that reached far beyond Longwood University. While we are hopeful that these situations will continue to be minimal, there are ways in which you can stay connected with Canvas. The Digital Education Collaborative is always a resource; know we utilize resources from Canvas directly as we monitor …

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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: Managing a student’s Incomplete in your Canvas class

As we approach the end of a semester and receive many inquiries on the subject, today’s post focuses on course completion. There may be any number of reasons why a student is unable to complete the requirements of an academic course. Fortunately, instructors have the option of granting students an “incomplete” grade in the course. …

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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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