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Welcome DEIT’s New Instructional Designer!

May Truong-Merritt is the new Instructional Designer with the DEIT team.  Prior to joining DeSales, May was the Visual Design Coordinator for La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA where she managed La Salle’s multimedia services, assisted in the installation and support of classroom technology as well as designed, deployed and administered the University’s digital signageRead the Rest…

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Blackboard DOWNTIME: June 6, 2015 from 1 AM – 5 AM

Blackboard will be down for scheduled performance fixes and maintenance on June 6, 2015 from 1am – 5am. Blackboard will be unavailable during this maintenance window. All normal service to Blackboard...

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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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Faculty Focus Article: More Evidence That Active Learning Trumps...

Faculty Focus Article: More Evidence That Active Learning Trumps Lecturing

Maryellen Weimer of the blog Faculty Focus, discusses the strengths of active learning over lecturing in her article Move Evidence That Active Learning Trumps Lecturing. Weimer refers to a study conducted...

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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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Older Reflection Posts

Social Media and Online Teaching...
Posted On: May 19, 2015
Eating My Own Dog Food
Posted On: April 30, 2015
NMC Horizon Report 2015: Higher ...
Posted On: February 16, 2015
Happy Spring?
Posted On: January 19, 2015
DEIT January 2015 Workshops R...
Posted On: January 6, 2015
“8 tips for creating video...
Posted On: December 22, 2014
Welcome New Instructional Design...
Posted On: November 10, 2014