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#TechTipThursday- Longwood Blogs: Getting Started with WordPress

Authored by Jess Moore, ITC Getting Started with WordPress Longwood provides WordPress to all students as a way to create blog posts and portfolios describing their coursework and experiences here on campus.  While some professors require e-portiflos for displaying academic work, all students have access to the site, whether it be for academic or non-academic …

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#TechTipThursday- Mac vs. PC Use at Longwood University

Authored by Faith Harris, ITC Mac vs. PC Use at Longwood University When coming to the DEC, the Longwood community has the option to either check out a PC or Mac laptop. In last year’s DEC Data Report, checkouts of Macs and PCs were comparable with PCs checked out 2.4% more often.  Given that near equal …

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#TechTipThursday- Setting up a Virtual Meeting with WebEx

Authored by Sierra Holsclaw, ITC How to schedule a meeting in WebEx A WebEx meeting is an online meeting that allows you to virtually meet with other people, without leaving your home or office.  To schedule a meeting log into your WebEx account and go to the Meetings tab on the left-hand side of the …

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#TechTipThursday- Targeted Messaging in Canvas with “Message Students Who”

Authored by Sarah Myroup, ITC “Message Students Who” Let’s step into the shoes of a professor. It’s the day an exam on Canvas is due, and half the class has not done it. Concerned for their success, a professor may wish to reach out to the students with a friendly reminder. Or perhaps, the exam …

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#TechTipThursday- Customize your Calendar with Canvas

Authored by Sierra Holsclaw, ITC Customize your Calendar with Canvas As a student, life can seem hectic when you’re stuck juggling many assignments due at the same time, club meetings, and commitments in your own personal life.  The Canvas calendar makes this easier by not only allowing you to display your assignment due dates, but …

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#TechTipThursday: Using Respondus LockDown Browser

Longwood University offers Respondus LockDown Browser (and Monitor)  as a means to ensure the integrity of the online testing environment. Easily accessible for instructors via Canvas integration, students’ ability to navigate outside of the exam window can be prevented by requiring LockDown Browser. In today’s post, we are going to show you what student’s see …

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#TechTipThursday: Canvas LTIs for #edusocmedia

Today’s tip comes to you as a follow up to our earlier post on using social media as an educative tool. Now that you know how and why these tools can be used, we want to walk you through integrating these applications into your Canvas course.   To get started, choose a course in Canvas. …

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#TechTipThursday: Interactive learning through Panopto Quizzes

Earlier this week our blog featured a post discussing the importance of and pathways for learner interaction. Today’s #TechTipThursday will highlight one of the Digital Education Collaborative’s supported technologies, Panopto, and the steps required to capitalize on its possibilities for learner to content interaction. Panopto, first and foremost, is Longwood University’s lecture capture solution. Offering …

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For the Sake of What? The Why Behind DEC Tech Shops.

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Why? Why is professional development important? Professional development is an integral part of any profession, particularly education. Students are encouraged to never stop learning, to hold on to their curiosity; there is always knowledge to be gained. Professional development is how educators feed our own curiosity and increase our knowledge regarding the tools and resources …

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