3D Printing allows students and faculty to conceptualize, design and create three dimensional objects. Currently, 3D printing services are available specifically for class based learning activities and educational outcomes. To request the use of the 3D printer, complete the 3D Printing Form
3D Printing Policy
Canvas is a program that the University utilizes to make technology more accessible and easier to integrate into the curriculum. Students have access to features such as online surveys and quizzes, easy communication through messages, threaded discussions, real-time conferences with drawing board, and 24-hour access to course materials and other resources. The Digital Education Collaborative is responsible for all Canvas related issues (with the exception of password resets).
- Chrome is the preferred browser for use of Canvas.
- Canvas Applications for Android/iOS operating systems are available via Google Play and the App store.
- Microsoft Office Suite should be installed for maximum compatibility with Canvas.
- Tutorial's, instructions and overviews are on the Canvas site at canvas.longwood.edu.
An interactive whiteboard uses touch detection for user input.
- Draw on the screen
- Drag and drop elements
- Replicate standard mouse input
The DEC maintains a Clary Icon Board, though Promethean. Smart Boards cab be found elsewhere on campus. Contact the DEC to request this space in the DEC to use the Clary Icon Board or to schedule a training session
Calibrate the pen so it registers where you touch.
- Hover over the icon on the top left of the board and wait for crosshairs to show on the screen.
- when you see the crosshairs appear tap as near to the center of the crosshairs as you can with the pen.
- The pen should now be calibrated.
Panopto Lecture Capture
Panopto is a screen capture software program which allows you to use a computer in your office or home to record audio, video and desktop feeds to create lecture content that can be shared securely online.
Additionally, classroom captures can be made using Panopto’s remote recorder and allow faculty to record a live class session that can be stored online and viewed later by students in a password protected environment. For assistance with classroom capture, please contact the DEC.
Interactive Video (Polycom)
Longwood University partners with New College Institute and Southside Virginia Higher Education Center to offer 300 and 400 level courses in Galax, Martinsville and South Boston. Courses are delivered using Interactive Video via Polycom, which allows instructors to synchronously deliver a course across multiple classrooms.
Interactive video is supported, limitedly, by the DEC.
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.
WordPress is a popular and feature-rich personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards and usability. Often associated with a blog, WordPress is much more than a blog—it is a simple and easy-to-use web publishing platform that can allow you to build a web presence with little or no fuss.
Longwood Blogs runs a WordPress multi-site installation, which allows the Longwood community to quickly sign up for and customize their own web publishing space. By extension, each member of the community can create as many blogs as they like to begin experimenting with this space for teaching and learning.
Questions about WordPress? Visit Longwood Blogs to complete the WordPress Support Request eform, found at the bottom of the page.
Visit our WordPress FAQ for more information about Longwood's Blogs.