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Upcoming Workshops for March 2017

Blackboard Fundamentals: Monday, March 6, 7 pm (Online)  Saturday, March 18, 10 AM (Dooling 40-2) Blackboard Collaborate Ultra: Wednesday, March 8, 7 pm (Online) Panopto: Embedded Quizzes and Other Advanced Features: Thursday, March 9, 7 pm (Online)  Wednesday, March 22, 12 pm (Dooling 40-2)   To register or for more information go to www.desales.edu/workshops    IfRead the Rest…

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» Tech Matters

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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Panopto 5.3 update

In mid-December, Panopto released version 5.3 of their platform. The update includes some new features, including: Quizzing – questions can be added directly into Panopto recordings during the editing...

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Older Tech Posts

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
Panopto Bug Alert
Posted On: March 9, 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...

DEIT reflections

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...

DEIT reflections

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...

DEIT reflections

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...
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Eating My Own Dog Food
Posted On: April 30, 2015