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April Workshops!

Here are the workshops scheduled for April! To register go to Questions? Contact us at 610-282-1100 x2290 or

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» Tech Matters

Updates to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra!

Effective March 4, 2017,  there are exciting updates to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra! New features include a detachable participant list, an easier to locate “create session” button, access...

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Blackboard Discussion Boards

Discussions are a popular interaction tool in Blackboard courses. When using surveys, there are a few items to keep in mind: When added to a content area such as the Weekly Units area of a Blackboard...

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NEW! Bb Collaborate Ultra

DeSales is in the process of transitioning from the current version of Blackboard Collaborate to a new version, technically known as Blackboard Collaborate with the Ultra Experience, but Blackboard Collaborate...

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Older Tech Posts

Panopto 5.3 update
Posted On: January 6, 2017
Bb Down for Maintenance Dec 21-2...
Posted On: December 13, 2016
Panopto Outage
Posted On: November 30, 2016
Creating a Blackboard Banner Usi...
Posted On: October 14, 2016
Panopto 5.2 Update
Posted On: June 29, 2016
Blackboard changes to SafeAssign...
Posted On: June 16, 2016
Two Minute Tip: Setting Release ...
Posted On: April 15, 2016

» DEIT Reflections

Millennials: Our students, colleagues, and customers

This Baby-Boomer (a really late Boomer, okay) ran across a blog post describing an interesting infographic on the Millennial generation (those born roughly from the early 1980s to the early 2000s). While...

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2016 Online Learning Landscape – Infographic

DeSales University is a member of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), a non-profit dedicated to promoting quality online higher education. The OLC is just out with this infographic summarizing the scope...

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DEIT Satisfaction Survey – Results

Thank you to the 145 DeSales faculty members that responded this past fall to the Distance Education and Instructional Technology Department’s Faculty Satisfaction Survey. The following are the key findings...

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Older Reflection Posts

Chronicle Vitae Article: Comment...
Posted On: December 21, 2015
edSurge Article: “The 3 In...
Posted On: August 19, 2015
Faculty Focus Article: More Evid...
Posted On: June 3, 2015
Creating Instructor Presence: In...
Posted On: May 26, 2015
Panopto: Is the Flipped Classroo...
Posted On: May 19, 2015
Social Media and Online Teaching...
Posted On:
Eating My Own Dog Food
Posted On: April 30, 2015