Tag: Apple

Sep 21

#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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Feb 23

#TechTipThursday: Overview of Bear

Bear is a flexible writing app for composing anything from notes to prose to blogs. It works on all OS devices so you can write whenever, wherever. You can link notes to each other to build one comprehensive body of text. Its functionality is beyond Apple’s built-in Notes application and offers a, free, simple white theme. Users …

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Sep 15

#TechTipThursday: Apple VoiceOver

Apple’s VoiceOver utility scans and reads everything on the screen so you can navigate through your phone, iPad, or computer without having the look at the screen. The main and original purpose for the VoiceOver setting in iOS/OS X is for accessibility for those with limited vision. While you may not need to use VoiceOver for its …

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Sep 08

#TechTipThursday: Recording & sharing a voice track with GarageBand

GarageBand is software exclusive to Mac OS X and iOS that allows user to create music and podcasts. This post will provide a quick overview of how to record your voice and share the voice track with others. After opening GarageBand, you will be welcomed by a window that will prompt you to choose what kind of …

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Feb 19

1st Semi-Annual Student Tech Showcase

We are excited to announce our first, semi-annual, Student Tech Showcase! This event will be held on Wednesday, March 2nd, in the Annex, from 12pm – 1pm.   Four (4) members of the Instructional Technology Collaborator team will spend 10-15 minutes each, connecting a DEC-supported technology to the teaching and/or learning experience. All Longwood instructors are invited to join …

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Oct 15

#TechTipThursday: Recording from your iPhone/iPad

Having the ability to record the screen of your iOS device, with or without audio, is helpful as technology becomes increasingly integrated with the teaching and learning experience. Consider a situation in which a professor wants students to navigate a specific application outside of class to complete an assignment and/or students are required to submit confirmation …

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Apr 23

#TechTipThursday: Guided Access

Guided Access is an accessibility setting that is helpful when working with children on a mobile device. This setting locks the iPad/iPhone in a specific application and can also disable a specific section(s) of the screen. This will prevent children from navigating around the device and accessing other applications. This post will offer guidance for enabling …

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