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#TechTipThursday: Longwood’s Canvas Corner

Longwood University utilizes Canvas, by Instructure, as its learning management system. Each academic course automatically receives a corresponding space in Canvas. Although the extent of its use varies throughout the institution, the Digital Education Collaborative considers its administration and oversight of Canvas a quintessential responsibility surrounding the intentional integration of technology in educational environment. Some …

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

PD Cycle

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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#Tech Tip Thursday: Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere is an online polling tool recently added to the Digital Education Collaborative’s supported, and licensed, technologies. Offering more than 20 different question types for users to choose from when presenting questions, Poll Everywhere allows for instantaneous participation in class through the use of readily available technology, such as cellphones, laptops, and tablets. It …

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#TechTipThursday: Changing Availability Dates in Canvas

Canvas courses become available to students only after two steps have been completed: (1) the course ‘unlocks’ based on the start dates for the specific term, the night before classes are set to begin, and (2) the course has been published. As an instructor, it may be beneficial for students to access to course materials …

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#TechTipThursday: Using the Narrative Clip

If you have ever wanted to capture real time photographs of activities, academic or otherwise, the Narrative Clip camera may be a perfect fit. These wearable cameras allow you to have continuous photos taken, at an interval of your choosing, with no extra effort. The software to view the pictures on these cameras is available …

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#TechTipThursday: Enabling TurnItIn in Canvas

Longwood University uses TurnItIn, primarily within Canvas, to assess student submissions for originality. In other words, TurnItIn functions as a plagiarism-checker for any assignment in which the instructor has enabled TurnItIn and is submitted to Canvas. Although instructors have the ability to submit any student work through TurnItIn’s website, that is rarely done. *Note: the account administrator can …

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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: Ricoh Theta 360° Camera

The Digital Education Collaborative may be synonymous with Canvas support but has so much more to offer the Longwood University community!  We have a variety of instructional technologies, such as our new 360° cameras, that can help foster a positive and stimulating learning environment. The Ricoh Theta 360° uses dual lenses to capture a full …

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#TechTipThursday: PodBean

Podcasts have been available for several years but are becoming increasingly popular in educational settings. Instead of listening to the same few songs on the radio you can enjoy a podcast for entertainment or to gain new knowledge on a plethora of topics. PodBean not only provides a platform for you to listen to your …

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