3-D Printing

3D Printing allows students and faculty to conceptualize, design and create three-dimensional objects. Currently, 3D printing services
are available for incorporation into class-based learning activities. 

Video: A Primer on 3D Printing

To request more information or schedule a preliminary appointment contact the DEC by e-mail, dec@longwood.edu or call (434) 395-4332.


Canvas by Instructure is Longwood's learning management system (LMS). Canvas supports online, hybrid, and face to face instruction.

The Digital Education Collaborative administers Canvas and offers the following services:

  • Group and one-on-one training for faculty, staff and students
  • Course cross-listing/merging
  • Canvas Corner Lunch and Learns
  • Canvas support via phone, e-mail or walk-ins

Learn more about Canvas
See sample courses built in Canvas

Panopto Lecture Capture


Why use Lecture Capture?

  • Flip your classroom
  • Teach blended, hybrid and MOOC
  • Repurpose content from year to year
  • Host virtual office hours
  • Prepare students for detail-intensive lab exercises
  • Reach distance students
  • No class cancellations, pre-record content

For assistance, email dec@longwood.edu.

Interactive Video

Longwood University partners with New College Institute, Southside Virginia Higher Education Center and Southside Virginia Community College to offer 300 and 400 level courses in Emporia, Galax, Martinsville, and South Boston.

Courses are delivered using Interactive Video via Polycom which allows instructors to synchronously deliver a course across multiple classrooms.

The Digital Education Collaborative supports faculty, staff, and students teaching and learning in an interactive video environment by:

  • providing one-on-one support for faculty in utilizing technology to fullest capacity
  • researching best practices in interactive video pedagogy
  • providing support for students during live instruction to minimize class time lost on technology issues

To request support or assistance in an interactive video class, please e-mail or call the DEC at (434) 395.4332.

Open Education Resources

The Digital Education Collaborative strives to support faculty, staff and students in lowering the cost of a student's tuition. One way technology can lower tuition costs is through the use of open education resources (OER). Open education resources are free online textbooks, activities and tools that replace traditional classroom materials.

Currently, the DEC supports the following OER materials:

  • Google Docs/Forms
  • Dropbox
  • Skydrive
  • Screencastomatic
  • Jing
  • MerlotX
  • Poll Everywhere 

If you would like assistance in selecting or researching an OER tool or resource, contact the DEC via e-mail


Quality Matters

Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. QM is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its peer-based approach and continuous improvement in online education and student learning. QM subscribers include community and technical colleges, colleges and universities, K-12 schools and systems, and other academic institutions.

Quality Matters processes benefit both individual faculty and their institutions in the following ways:

  • Improved student learning outcomes and retention
  • Adoption of a systematic and comprehensive continuous quality assurance process that includes faculty training, course development, and course revisions that are aligned with accreditation standards
  • Incorporation of new technologies and research findings
  • Opportunity to engage in benchmarking activities with peer institutions
  • Ongoing faculty professional development
  • Increased flexibility, creativity, and divergent thinking
  • Increased efficiency in using institutional resources

All faculty teaching online and hybrid courses are required to participate in an informal QM review every three years. Brochures and sample Quality Matters peer review rubrics are available. Please review our Quality Matters Review Procedures. (pdf)

To learn more about Quality Matters visit: www.qmprogram.org or call the DEC at (434) 395.4332.




WebEx can be used to host and record online meetings, classes and trainings. Share PowerPoints, content and audio/video easily online, anytime and anywhere, over a broadband internet connect. Host accounts are available to all Longwood University faculty and staff.

Why WebEx? Here are some typical uses of WebEx:

  • Hosting a webinar with participants in other organizations
  • Holding virtual office hours or class sessions
  • Synchronously sharing media or other resources with participants at distance locations

Faculty, staff, and students are all able to host meetings using WebEx. To request a host account or for assistance setting up a WebEx session, please e-mail  or call the DEC at (434) 395- 4332.


Policy and Procedure

For detailed information about our 2016-2017 policies and procedures, please view the DEC Policy and Procedures (pdf).

See the Student Technology Handbook for our Services FAQ.