Tag Archive: techtipthursday

Nov 17

#TechTipThursday: Change with TurnItIn for Instructors

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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Nov 17

#TechTipThursday: Change with TurnItIn for Students

Longwood University uses TurnItIn, within Canvas, to assess student submissions for originality. In other words, TurnItIn is a plagiarism-checker for any assignment in which the instructor has enabled TurnItIn and is submitted to Canvas. To improve the efficiency of the TurnItIn/Canvas integration, Instructure Canvas advised all account holders to make a slight behind-the-scenes adjustment; we will do so …

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Oct 20

#TechTipThursday: InDesign (CC) – A Beginner’s Guide (Part 2)

Last week we introduced you to Adobe InDesign, the industry leading software for typographic layout and image placement. What makes this program increasingly useful is its user- and design-friendly interface, particularly once you’ve learned your way around the software. For a review of how to get started with InDesign, please see last week’s #TechTipThursday. This week’s …

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Oct 13

#TechTipThursday: InDesign (CC) – A Beginner’s Guide (Part 1)

The industry leading page design and layout program allows you to create, manipulate, and publish everything from printed books and brochures to digital magazines, interactive elements, posters, and even e-books and apps. The great thing about Adobe InDesign is that it really is as user-friendly and design-friendly as possible once you know your way around …

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Sep 29

#TechTipThursday: Speechnotes

Speechnotes is a free online notepad that allows you to record your thoughts by speaking them into your computer’s microphone in addition to typing. This is intended to be a tool that allows you to dictate your speeches or papers to your computer so you can ensure that they will have the same natural flow that …

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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 28

#TechTipThursday: Introduction to Slack

Slack is a cloud-based, collaboration tool created for groups to communicate across multiple platforms. In addition to its web-based interface, Slack offers a mobile app for iOS and Android as well as a desktop app for Mac OS and Windows. Slack has features that allow users to talk with multiple people at once and also talk to …

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Apr 21

#TechTipThursday: Canvas’ New User Interface

The summer semester brings with it some new changes to Canvas. Starting May 16th, Canvas will have a new user interface and will look different but will still function similarly. The new user interface will be very similar to that of the mobile Canvas application. It is important to note that this change will affect …

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