Tag: instructional technology

#TechTipThursday: Setting Up Your Canvas Gradebook

The Canvas gradebook is utilized by professors from all disciplines. Canvas has released some new features, that we will talk about in the coming weeks. This week’s post will focus on setting up your gradebook using total points or weighted percentages. It can be difficult to navigate Canvas and all of it’s features, but we are …

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#TechTipThursday: Trello

Trello is one of several free tools that are available to support online task management. This solution enables users to create lists, or cards, with or without due dates; develop checklists to track progress; upload files; and apply labels to categorize content. Labels, like Twitter hashtags or WordPress tags, make searching for specific tasks more …

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#TechTipThursday: Nearpod

Engaging learners inside the classroom can present numerous challenges, many of which seem to grow exponentially more difficult when attempting to engage learners outside of the classroom. With the help of Nearpod instructors can bring interaction to the classroom by enhancing tools that may already be in use, such a PowerPoint, PDFs, or document types. Nearpod …

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The DIGILab Comes to Longwood

The Digital Education Collaborative and Greenwood Library are happy to announce that the DIGILab will be opening September 11, 2017! The name DIGILab was selected by campus vote of student suggested names that took place in the Fall of 2016. You can find the DIGILab on the first floor of the Greenwood Library, where the …

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*Videos* from 2nd Semi-Annual Student Tech Showcase

We held our second, semi-annual, Student Tech Showcase earlier this week. Four (4) members of the Instructional Technology Collaborator team spent approximately 15 minutes, each, connecting a DEC-supported technology to the teaching and/or learning experience. These presentations were part of the 4th tier of the ITC Badging Program and serve as the implementation component of a 3rd tier …

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#TechTipThursday: Assess Student Learning in Panopto

Panopto is Longwood University’s screen capturing solution and replaced Echo 360 in June 2016. Serving a multitude of functions, instructors are able to use this tool to record lectures for viewing by their students at a later time. Panopto’s direct integration with Canvas facilitates and simplifies an instructor’s ability to record a face-to-face class or …

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Canvas Cup Competition

The DEC hosted its first-ever Canvas Cup Competition between academic departments at Longwood. To provide faculty a fun break in between end of semester responsibilities, departmental representatives were emailed 2 questions, at predetermined times throughout the day, throughout the course of 1 week. Departments were awarded points based on the number of correct answers; the …

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#TechTipThursday: Capturing with Screencast-O-Matic

Having the ability to make a recording of what’s happening on one’s computer screen is invaluable to the teaching and learning experience. Whether the student is submitting an assignment documenting the creation of something digital or the instructor is creating a digital lecture, the applications of a screen capture program run the gamut. Screencast-O-Matic is …

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Now hiring ITCs for Fall 2016!

The Digital Education Collaborative is currently hiring student staff workers to start this coming fall 2016 semester. Our student staff members, or Instructional Technology Collaborators (ITCs), assist the campus community in their use of supported instructional technologies. If any of these focus areas interest you, then you interest us! The future of instructional technology and …

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