Professional Development

If you have requests for professional development sessions, please e-mail Ashley Leslie at leslieac@longwood.edu or Marcus Christian at christiantm@longwood.edu.
Check back often as this page will be updated with additional opportunities.

DEC Comes to You Support Hours
During these open support sessions, DEC staff will be available to answer questions you have about the university’s instructional technologies such as Canvas, Poll Everywhere, Panopto, WebEx web conferencing, WordPress, Google Apps (Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms, etc.), Respondus and Respondus LockDown Browser, etc. You may have questions regarding how to incorporate these resources into your classes, the appropriate times to use these resources or simple want to discover new tips for efficiency while using them. Bring your questions!

Date: August 27th
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Hull Room 246
No registration required.

Poll Everywhere
Poll Everywhere transforms lectures and presentations into interactive, engaging sessions that allow students  to actively participate in the class discussion or lecture. This web-based response system allows students to instantly respond to questions embedded into lectures and provides up-to-the-second feedback for faculty, which can help determine student understanding and direct the flow of the lecture. This session will provide an overview of the Poll Everywhere interface. Participants will view and discuss integration features of Poll Everywhere with Canvas.

Date: September 13th
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Ruffner 148, Digital Den
>Click Here to Register

Tech Shops: Teaching with Webinars
The Webinar workshop is a three-week workshop offered fully online through Canvas. The workshop will focus on Canvas Conferences and WebEx and will provide faculty with the knowledge, skills and technical support to integrate webinar tools into your teaching. The workshop offers an environment for faculty to learn, explore and interact with webinar tools, as well as gain experience designing opportunities to integrate the tools into the class setting.

Date: September 24th-October 12th
Location: Online via Canvas
>Click Here to Register

DEC Comes to You Support Hours
During these open support sessions, DEC staff will be available to answer questions you have about the university’s instructional technologies such as Canvas, Poll Everywhere, Panopto, WebEx web conferencing, WordPress, Google Apps (Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms, etc.), Respondus and Respondus LockDown Browser, etc. You may have questions regarding how to incorporate these resources into your classes, the appropriate times to use these resources or simple want to discover new tips for efficiency while using them. Bring your questions!

Date: September 24th
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Chichester G11
No registration required.

Canvas: Navigating the New Gradebook
In the coming year, Canvas will be rolling out a new gradebook. This workshop will share the updates and changes that will be coming with the new gradebook. This workshop will offer a chance to explore the new features that can be implemented now to help faculty get ahead of the curve.

Date: September 27th
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Ruffner 148, Digital Den
>Click Here to Register

Creating Better Quizzes and Using Respondus 4.0
Quizzes and exams should not be difficult to create and grade. Come to this workshop to learn all the different aspects of creating quizzes in Canvas. We will discuss all the different options of quiz questions as well as discuss quiz blocks and randomization. We will discuss quiz pools and why and how to use them. Additionally we will talk about Respondus 4.0, a quiz creation software, which takes all of the clicking and guessing out of creating electronic quizzes.

Date: October 11th
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Ruffner 148, Digital Den
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Designing Courses for Intersession
Intersession is a fully-online “mini-semester” that provides faculty the opportunity to design and develop courses for an accelerated learning environment. The condensed time-frame in which these courses are taught does not lessen the need for quality content, materials, resources, or student success. This session will discuss some of the challenges faculty face when designing intersession classes and will provide strategies and ideas to overcome these hurdles.

Date: October 18th
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: Ruffner 148, Digital Den
>Click Here to Register

DEC Comes to You Support Hours
During these open support sessions, DEC staff will be available to answer questions you have about the university’s instructional technologies such as Canvas, Poll Everywhere, Panopto, WebEx web conferencing, WordPress, Google Apps (Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms, etc.), Respondus and Respondus LockDown Browser, etc. You may have questions regarding how to incorporate these resources into your classes, the appropriate times to use these resources or simple want to discover new tips for efficiency while using them. Bring your questions!

Date: October 22nd
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Hiner G16
No registration required.

Social Media in the Classroom
Social media is all around us and we have to face it, it’s here to stay. Students engage in social media more and more to connect with friends and celebrities. Why not leverage this engagement in the classroom. In this workshop we will talk about the different social media platforms and discuss ways that they can be used in the classroom. You do not need a social media presence to attend but you may want one after leaving. We will talk about using social media to create assignments and how to use it to aid in research and knowledge building. There will be a discussion of tools to use with social media and more.

Date: November 8th
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Ruffner 148, Digital Den
>Click Here to Register

WordPress: e-Portfolios
WordPress, often associated with blogs, is a simple, easy-to-use web publishing platform that can allow faculty and/or students to build a web presence with little to no hassle! WordPress is often used by Longwood faculty to create professional e-Portfolios, as well as a class tool for students to design and develop their own e-Portfolios. These portfolios offer a stage for faculty and students to highlight research, achievements, projects and growth in their field of study. This session will discuss the benefits of e-Portfolios, for both faculty and students and will guide faculty through the process of creating their own e-Portfolio space.

Date: November 13th
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Ruffner 148, Digital Den
>Click Here to Register

DEC Comes to You Support Hours
During these open support sessions, DEC staff will be available to answer questions you have about the university’s instructional technologies such as Canvas, Poll Everywhere, Panopto, WebEx web conferencing, WordPress, Google Apps (Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms, etc.), Respondus and Respondus LockDown Browser, etc. You may have questions regarding how to incorporate these resources into your classes, the appropriate times to use these resources or simple want to discover new tips for efficiency while using them. Bring your questions!

Date: November 26th
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Stevens 209
No registration required.

Notes:
– Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop to workshops. Laptops may be provided as needed.
– Webinar registrants will receive a separate email containing  instructions for online training.
– For any questions or accommodation requests, please contact Ashley Leslie or Marcus Christian

DEC Quick Learn Professional Development

DEC Quick Learn Recordings provide Longwood University faculty on-demand professional development sessions. The video sessions below are meant provide general overviews of various technologies that can be integrated into courses. For more detailed training, support or one-on-one help, please contact the DEC. Also, be sure to check out our face-to-face Professional Development offerings as well! …

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