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Workshop Catalog Fall 2015


Canvas Jump Start for New and Returning Faculty

Is your battery running low, or have you let you LMS skills sit for too long over the summer? Come join the DEC staff for a quick 1-hour session that will help you get up and running in the Canvas LMS.


Date Time
08/25/2015 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
08/25/2015 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
08/26/2015 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
08/27/2015 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
09/01/2015 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM


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From Process to Published: Class Blogging with WordPress

Have you ever wondered how to give students an authentic audience? In this workshop, we will examine the process of implementing class blogging assignments using the Longwood blogs WordPress platform. This workshop will focus on building the technical understandings and the pedagogical processes involved with blogging, including how to structure assignments and assess student work.


Date Time
09/08/2015 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
09/28/2015 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

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DEC staff members are available for in-class training sessions on WordPress to assist faculty and students with blog implementation.

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Echo 360 and the Active Learning Platform  

Come explore the exciting updates to the Echo 360 platform. The Active Learning Platform (ALP) enables instructors to create interactive learning experiences for students using a variety of different technologies. The ALP provides students with a more interactive way to engage with Echo content, which includes the ability to ask and answer questions, participate in interactive activities, and take notes that sync with instructor content.


Date Time
09/02/2015 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
09/09/2015 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
09/16/2015 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
09/29/2015 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
10/06/2015 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

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DegreeWorks for Academic Advisors

In this workshop, we will provide an overview of the DegreeWorks degree audit solution and some best practices for academic advisors. This session will be collaboratively hosted by the DEC and representatives of the Office of the Registrar.


Date Time
10/19/2015 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
10/19/2015 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
10/22/2015 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
10/22/2015 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
10/27/2015 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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Using Google Apps for Education

Explore the ecosystem of Google applications and experience Google Drive, Google Hangouts, YouTube, Google Sites and more. ***Creating a Google account before attending is highly recommended***


Date Time
09/11/2015 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
10/15/2015 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

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Let Them Be Heard: Podcasting in the Classroom

Provide students with an alternative method of writing and researching for an authentic audience. This workshop will introduce some common applications for creating podcasts. This workshop assumes no prior experience with podcasting is designed for anyone interested in podcasting.


Date Time
09/14/2015 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
10/14/2015 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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Crafting Picture Perfect Content: Canvas and Visual Design

In this workshop, we will implement some techniques to create visually appealing and user-friendly Canvas courses. We will craft interactive homepages and examine the user experience to determine the best ways to present information and organize content. Bring a flash drive and download a set of royalty-free images for your content area from the DEC’s image library. This workshop addresses Quality Matters standards 6 and 8 and is ideal for anyone preparing for or revising based on a review.


Date Time
09/30/2015 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
10/16/2015 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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Producing Community Resources: Using Canvas Commons

Do you consider yourself a Canvas wizard? Have you produced some really stellar resource you’re interested in sharing with Longwood or other Canvas instructors? Are you still a bit new to Canvas and interested in finding cool things by some of the people described above? Come learn about one of Canvas’ newest features, the Canvas Commons, which enables instructors to share resources across communities.


Date Time
10/05/2015 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
10/16/2015 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

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All sessions will be held in the Digital Den located in Ruffner 146. If you need to cancel or change your registration, please call the DEC at (434) 395-4332 or email dec@longwood.edu.



Instructional Technology Trainer

Jeff at Mediascape

Jeffrey Everhart
Twitter: @J_Everhart383

Interested in one-on-one support?
Schedule an appointment with a DEC staff member or ITC