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Blackboard UPGRADE DOWNTIME on 5/16/2016 @ 8 PM

Blackboard will be upgraded to the October 2014 Service Pack on 5/16/2016 at 8 PM until 8 AM on 5/17/2016. BLACKBOARD WILL BE UNAVAILABLE DURING THIS ENTIRE MAINTENANCE WINDOW. Normal service for Blackboard will resume after 8 AM on 5/17/ 2016. Some new features coming to Blackboard with this upgrade include: SafeAssign integrated as anRead the Rest…

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End of Support for YouTube Webcam Recording

End of Support for YouTube Webcam Recording

Blackboard Learn currently allows faculty and students to record directly from their webcameras when creating content such as items, pages, blog posts, and more. Termed “Video Everywhere”,...

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Blackboard Collaborate Launcher 1.4 for Mac Update

Blackboard Collaborate Launcher 1.4 for Mac Update

An update to the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher for Mac was released by Blackboard on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015. This maintenance release is designed to fix several issues, including: Launcher now...

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Update to Respondus LockDown Browser

Update to Respondus LockDown Browser

An update to the LockDown Browser client for Windows has been released: version 2.0.0.00. This is an all-new version of LockDown Browser based on Chromium (the open source code on which the Chrome Browser...

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Older Tech Posts

Fall 2015 DEIT Updates: Message ...
Posted On: August 19, 2015
Blackboard DOWNTIME: June 6, 201...
Posted On: June 2, 2015
Blackboard Down for Maintenance ...
Posted On: February 11, 2015
Upcoming DeSales Blackboard Main...
Posted On: January 21, 2015
Issues Logging in to Blackboard ...
Posted On: January 6, 2015
Creating MP4 files from PowerPoi...
Posted On: October 28, 2014
Java Version 8 Update 25 Availab...
Posted On: October 16, 2014

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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...

DEIT reflections

Chronicle Vitae Article: Commentary on Online Teaching

Online learning is a great way to conveniently fit furthering your education into a busy schedule with its more flexible hours and course format. However, distance learning still faces a common misconception...

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edSurge Article: “The 3 Instructional Shifts That Will Red...

edSurge Article: “The 3 Instructional Shifts That Will Redefine the College Professor”

The role of the modern college professor is changing. In an article titled “The 3 Instructional Shifts That Will Redefine the College Professor”, Ryan Craig from edSurge cites three changes...

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Older Reflection Posts

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
NMC Horizon Report 2015: Higher ...
Posted On: February 16, 2015
Happy Spring?
Posted On: January 19, 2015