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.

 

Moving Beyond Linear Teaching with Poll Everywhere
Educational technology offers faculty and students many opportunities to increase interaction with one another, as well as with course content. Student response systems allow lectures to become more dynamic, allow faculty to check student knowledge and understanding of concepts, and allow students to participate in a way they otherwise may not. Studies have shown, students have positive opinions on the use of student response systems in lecture classes and that these systems can increase student learning. This session will explore PollEverywhere and methods to integrate it within face-to-face classes.

Sessions:
Monday, February 4th- 12:00pm-12:45pm
Thursday, February 7th- 2:00pm-2:45pm
Location: Ruffner 136
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Reducing Cheating with Respondus Tools
Reduce Cheating in your classroom with Respondus Tools. As a bonus, replace Scantrons with an easy-to-use online suite of tools. Not only will you learn how to make quizzes and tests to place online, but you will also learn how these tools can be used in your classroom to reduce cheating. The Respondus Tool Suite can be used to create quizzes and exams, provide proctoring services for online exams, and also makes it easier to reuse and re-purpose test pools.

Sessions:
Tuesday, February 12th-12:45pm-1:30pm
Wednesday, February 13th – 1:00pm – 1:45pm
Location: Ruffner 136
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Supporting Course & Student Needs with Canvas Conferences
Educators know each course and every student is unique, all having different expectations and needs. Meeting these needs can often be difficult with the limited face-to-face time instructors have in the classroom each week. Canvas Conferences allows instructors to create a connected classroom to meet course needs and enable students to feel motivated and engaged in a course. Having additional opportunities to clarify assignments, answer questions, provide feedback, or expand discussions provide a positive outlook of the course and create a “can-do” mentality for meeting course and student needs. This session will explore how Canvas Conferences can support course and student learning needs.

Sessions:
Tuesday, March 12th- 12:30pm-1:00pm
Wednesday, March 13th- 10:00am-10:30am
Location: Ruffner 136
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WebEx – Be Present When You Can’t Be There
Learn some basics of this versatile online tool to use through a gamut of ways in your office. Have virtual office hours, give lectures from your home office during snow days, meet on the fly with students at a distance. In this short half-hour session, we will explore some of the many ways to use WebEx to aid in productivity and availability.

Sessions:
Wednesday, March 20th-1:00pm – 1:30pm
Thursday, March 21st-12:45pm-1:15pm
Location: Ruffner 136
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Retaining Students through Video Capture
Retention is a hot topic in higher education, as is video capture. The landscape for video capture has evolved over the last several years; resulting in more faculty using video capture software to create valuable learning resources for students. This session will explore how the use of basic Panopto video capture done by faculty can enhance student retention and success in the classroom.

Sessions:
Monday, April 15th- 2:00pm-2:45pm
Tuesday, April 16th- 11:00am-11:45am
Location: Ruffner 136
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Panopto Quizzing – Creating Interactive Video Quizzes
Have you ever taken time to create a video lecture only to wonder if it is actually being watched? Have you ever created a presentation for a time when class will be missed only to realize that students ignored your prompt to view the presentation? How about this: have you ever wished there was a way to make quizzes more interactive? With Panopto Quizzing, you can create a video and add questions within the video. These questions can then be scored and added to the gradebook if you desire. Come to this workshop and find out how to use Panopto to leverage more interaction in your classroom.

Sessions:
Thursday, April 18th- 11:00am- 11:45am
Friday, April 19th- 11:00am-11:45am
Location: Ruffner 136
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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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