Mind mapping is a teaching and learning method that helps organize and sort information in ways that make sense to the individual learner. Faculty and students can use mind mapping to make associations among concepts, identify connections, and enhance focus and creativity. Mindomo in an online mind-mapping program that brings mind maps to life. Mindomo’s quick and easy Canvas integration makes it a simple, yet powerful tool to take learning to the next level. This session will cover how to integrate Mindomo into Canvas and discuss how mind mapping can be used across all disciplines.
Librarians from Greenwood Library will provide a brief overview of the ebook and audiobook resources available for faculty and students. Services covered will include ebrary, Ebsco e-books, Overdrive, and others.
Canvas isn’t perfect and despite their version-less platform which updates every three weeks, we often find ourselves limited. Maybe our end goal is not possible or the resources required (i.e., time) to meet the end goal are prohibitive, we long to find a way to work smarter and not harder with Canvas. Inspired by a professor of mathematics at an Illinois community college, Canvancements (a.k.a.: Canvas Enhancements) were born. This session will review several Canvancements and provide attendees with the tools they need to achieve previously unattainable goals, such as changing due dates (and status as published/unpublished) for all learning activities in one place and obtain an access report for your entire course roster in one place, in Canvas.
Information Security is Our Shared Responsibility has been the national tag line for the US Department of Homeland Security for years. This session will give a quick overview of Longwood’s Information Security Office, explaining how this national tag line applies to the Lancer Community (specifically faculty/staff), and allow plenty of time for questions!
With online learning and learning resources, everyone has a goal. Learners need to improve and grow. We work to nurture them with well-conceived, well-designed, well-presented courses, programs and resources. Longwood University is a member of Quality Matters which is an organization that provides a system to help us to deliver quality courses and resources through review, improvement and certifications of quality. Come learn how Longwood’s faculty can ensure that the resource we provide to our students is of the highest quality. Learn out the Quality Matters Rubric and how we are implementing it.
During this session, you will learn the basic functions of the Panopto screencapture software and how it can be used to created engaging and informative instructional content.
Information Security starts with people, more specifically employees who avoid mistakes that lead to data leakage, virus outbreaks, successful phishing attacks and all sorts of malware. In today’s data-driven and connected world, knowing how to interact with the data of your future employer's industry can keep you employed.
Librarians from Greenwood Library will demonstrate how to use the library’s streaming video databases: Kanopy and Films on Demand. Faculty attending this workshop will learn how to navigate these databases and embed videos into their Canvas courses.
The Digital Education Collaborative has equipment for students, faculty, and staff to support the learning and teaching environment. Including instructional technology in the learning environment has been shown to improve student interaction. In addition, varying your teaching strategy almost always ensures that you are reaching a diverse spectrum of learners. With instructional technology and equipment from the Digital Education Collaborative, you can enhance student to instructor interaction and encourage collaboration both in and outside of the classroom.
Stop by the running presentation in the DEC room (Amelia) to learn more about the DIGILab (Longwood’s own MakerSpace), a joint effort between the Digital Education Collaborative and the Greenwood Library. Learn more about what will be in the DIGILab, how you can use the DIGILab, and more! Questions about the DIGILab can be sent to Ashlyn Honor at firstname.lastname@example.org.