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Video capture with the Swivl Robot

Video capture with the Swivl Robot

The use of video continues to be an important element in online and hybrid courses. Video helps engage students, especially visual learners, and can help connect students to the instructor and to each other. A relatively new method for creating videos is the Swivl Robot, now available from DEIT. The vendor defines their solution asRead the Rest…

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Blackboard Down for Maintenance 2/14/15 from 2 AM – 4 AM

Blackboard will be down for scheduled performance fixes on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 2 AM – 4 AM. Blackboard will be UNAVAILABLE during this two hour maintenance window. Normal service for Blackboard...

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Upcoming DeSales Blackboard Maintenance: 1/30/2015 12 AM –...

Blackboard will be performing scheduled maintenance to DeSales’ Blackboard website (desales.blackboard.com) on Friday January 30, 2015 from 12 AM – 6 AM. Email service through Blackboard may...

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Issues Logging in to Blackboard Directly: RESOLVED

Please use the Blackboard link on the MyDSU portal to access Blackboard, as there is a temporary issue with logging in directly to https://desales.blackboard.com and logging into the Bb Mobile app. IT...

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Creating Instructor Presence: Instructor Module in Blackboard

Creating instructor presence in your Blackboard course, especially in a hybrid or online course, is a great way to engage students and provide an introduction to you and your background as the instructor...

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Panopto: Is the Flipped Classroom the New Norm?

The staff at Panopto, a lecture capture application which allows instructors to capture video, audio, screencasts, and/or PowerPoint in a recorded format to share to students, has found that since the...

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Social Media and Online Teaching: What’s the Connection?

Social media is form of communication which is just becoming more popular in the field of education, with increased academic Twitter accounts, Facebook pages, and even Instagram accounts. Some instructors...

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