For Faculty

Faculty who are seeking assistance with digital technologies and wish to incorporate technology into their classes (including Domain of One’s Own, UMW Blogs, and Canvas) are encouraged to reach out to Digital Learning Support (DLS). At the appropriate point in the process, DLS will bring the Digital Knowledge Center (DKC) into the conversation to ensure that student support is available for the proposed work of the class.

If you would like to provide information about the DKC in your syllabus, please feel free to use the following:

The Digital Knowledge Center (DKC), located in HCC 408, provides UMW students with peer tutoring on digital projects and assignments. Any student at the University can take advantage of the Center’s services by scheduling an appointment to work one-on-one or in a group with a student tutor. You can schedule a tutorial through EAB and at http://dkc.umw.edu; while appointments are not required, they are recommended. Tutorials cover a wide range of topics related to common digital systems, technologies, new media, and tools used in courses at UMW. DKC tutors adhere to the UMW Honor Code during all appointments. They are available to provide guidance and advice, but they cannot create, produce, or edit work on a student’s behalf. You can find out more about what to expect from DKC tutorials at http://dkc.umw.edu/what-to-expect/.

The Digital Knowledge Center provides peer tutoring for all UMW students on a range of technology topics & tools. From time to time, we are asked to tutor on a topic or tool that we cannot add to our tutorial lineup. This policy is an attempt to clarify what kinds of topics & technologies we are likely to add to the Center’s services.

Generally, for a topic or technology to be offered as a tutorial type it must meet the following criteria:

  • It should be able to be used broadly across several departments and programs at the University.
  • It should not be a piece of software or a type of technology that’s use is restricted to a single department or program.
  • The assistance that students require should not be discipline-specific; a tutor shouldn’t need to be a major in a particular department or trained by a particular faculty member in order to successfully assist other students.

Finally, the Digital Knowledge Center doesn’t generally offer tutorial types on broadly-used office productivity software (word processing, spreadsheets, email, etc.) as so many students are already proficient in their use and there are so many useful, online resources available for learning them. Our focus instead has been on staying abreast of tools and technologies that are likely to be new or unfamiliar to students so that they can quickly adapt and adjust to their introduction and usage.

We recognize that defining and developing new tutorial types can involve a tricky balance between what we can support and sustain and what faculty and students may wish to see. To that end, we invite you to contact us at dkc@umw.edu if you’d like to discuss a tutorial type and you’re not sure how it fits within the guidelines above.

The Digital Knowledge Center (DKC) offers class visits on most of the subjects offered for tutoring, including:

  • Domain of One’s Own and Digital Identity
  • Using Domain of One’s Own for ePortfolios
  • Audio/Video Recording and Editing
  • Timeline and Storymapping
  • FSEM Introduction to Domain of One’s Own and other Digital Resources

DKC class visits generally focus on:

  • Showcasing examples of successful projects using the tools in question
  • Giving an overview of the basic functionality of the tool
  • Highlighting resources available to students (online help guides, software, and equipment available on campus, etc.)
  • Introducing students to the DKC and encouraging return visits for one-on-one help with digital projects

Faculty interested in scheduling a class visit may contact the DKC Director at dkc@umw.edu. We also recommend completing our Assignment Submission form so that we can better understand the project your students will be completing and the ways that we can support them best.

To prepare students for the Digital Intensive General Education Requirement, the DKC provides a 45-minute class visit 

  • What does “digital identity” mean and what do students know about their own digital identity?
  • What is Domain of One’s Own and what does it provide students with?
  • How might students use Domain of One’s Own throughout their career at UMW, for both course activities and extra- or co-curricular purposes?
  • Where can students go to get started or to get help?

Any faculty interested in incorporating Domain of One’s Own into their FSEMs should contact us at dkc@umw.edu. We ask that visits are not scheduled for the first week of classes or Finals Weeks as our tutor’s schedules are subject to change during these times. Moreover, we cannot ensure the availability of appropriate tutors during your requested visit times. If this situation does arise, a Digital Learning Support staff will fill in and lead the requested session.

As of Fall 2019, the Digital Knowledge Center has started using EAB Navigate for scheduling appointments. In addition to using EAB for scheduling, the Digital Knowledge Center uses EAB Navigate to record appointment reports for visits. This means that those appointment reports are now fully accessible to you through EAB. This also means that the Digital Knowledge Center will no longer be sending email reports about appointments.

How to find your students’ center visit info

Below you can find instructions on how to access your students’ appointment reports. To view the reports you can search for an individual student, or you can run a report in EAB to find all appointment summaries for the students in a particular class and section (which is really handy and efficient). Please read through these instructions and let us know if you have any questions. If you need additional assistance with EAB Navigate, you can also reach out to Sam Shortt (shortt@umw.edu), in Academic Services, who is our campus expert in helping make the most of EAB Navigate.

The Digital Knowledge Center is thrilled to work with your students and to accommodate their visits to the center.

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