Tag: instructional technology

#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: 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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#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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#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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5 Tips for Professional Podcasts

In this post we will look at five easy tips that will make your podcasts sound professional. In the age of information overload, it is simple for your audience to tune out or find another source. The best way to attract and keep an audience is to prepare a polished and professional sounding product. 1. …

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