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#TechTipThursday: Making Planning Fun and Creative with Padlet

Padlet allows you to create an online bulletin board that can be shared with peers, friends, family, and more to make collaborating fun and easy. Padlet, in a sense, is the higher education version of Pinterest. You can add pictures, videos, links, texts, and more to your boards. Along with creating “boards”, Padlet gives you …

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#TechTipThursday: Getting to know Respondus 4.0

Faculty often need a quick and easy way to add quizzes, tests, and exams to Canvas from publisher content or that were originally in a Word document format. The Digital Education Collaborative  offers faculty a solution for this need through the use of Respondus 4.0. Respondus 4.0 is a powerful tool used to create, edit …

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#TechTipThursday: What’s New in Canvas?

Instructure frequently updates to maintain Canvas’ user interface for the best user experience. Updates to the Canvas environment are released every two weeks and contain new features, updates to existing features, bug fixes, and much more. Some important content from recent releases has been outlined below.   DocViewer Session Expiration Warning While working in DocViewer …

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National Distance Learning Week: #NDLW2017

Longwood’s Distance Education program is continually growing since its inception. While there is currently only one degree program available fully online, Master of Business Administration, there are many courses across most departments that are either fully online or hybrid. The Digital Education Collaborative (DEC) provides faculty and students with support and professional development to help …

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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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Capture your lectures with Panopto

The DEC is excited to release Panopto as Longwood’s lecture capture solution. Although Panopto will replace Echo 360 as of June 30th, the two programs will run in tandem throughout the Summer I session. We’re hosting several workshops targeting Summer I instructors, but open to all, over the next 2 weeks designed to introduce users …

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Tech Tip: Combining Files

In this post we will highlight a free web-based tool for combining files, of various formats, into one file. No download necessary! Mergefil.es would be great for giving students course documents. Instead of sending multiple files for a project or assignment, instructors can combine all necessary documents into one file for ease of reference. This web …

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Canvas Corner 2/14/2014

Come join us for good food and great ideas! 12:00 pm on 2/14/2014 “Canvas Corner” with Jenny Quarles and Jeff Everhart Take a moment to learn about some of the recent or upcoming changes to Canvas in this installment of Canvas Corner. This is a great venue to learn about helpful features or get your …

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Canvas Kisses Tip #5: Using the What-if Feature in Grades

Canvas Kisses Tip #4: Adding 3rd Party Accounts