Tag Archive: iOS

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 22

#TechTipThursday: Taking Notes in the PowerPoint App

Instructors’ frequently use PowerPoint to convey course material, whether in an online, hybrid or face-to-face class. As is likely the case at other institutions, Longwood University instructors often share lecture notes in advance of a class session. When taking notes for class, it can be helpful to type in the notes section or type directly into the …

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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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Apr 07

#TechTipThursday: Just Get Flux for your “Blue Light Blues”

For many, gone are the days of falling asleep at night while reading a book. Now, especially with the prevalence of highly capable smart phones, books give way to mobile devices (or laptops) for one last scroll through the Facebook/Twitter feed, making sure all recent Snapchats have been viewed, sending “just one last email” or reading an e-book. …

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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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Nov 13

#TechTipThursday: Clearing stored browser data

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Clearing your browser’s cookies and cache is a common troubleshooting step taken by most technical support as well as an aspect of managing your device’s security. Web browsers, on your mobile device or computer, store information from your browsing history. Your cache is information that your browser stores because it thinks those web elements may be …

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