Monthly Archives: November 2017

Guest Post: Benefits of Giving Students Choices, Maryellen Weimer, Faculty Focus

Tweet In this post from Faculty Focus, Maryellen Weimer highlights the benefits of giving students choices in order for students to become more self-directed learners, develop skills for asking the right questions, and increase motivation and buy-in. Example of decisions … Continue reading

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Introducing Panopto 5.6

Tweet Get ready for an early Christmas present! Panopto is releasing the next version of its web platform on December 21st — version 5.6. Please note, on the 21st Panopto will be down from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM ET … Continue reading

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Blackboard Down for Maintenance Thursday, December 21 from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm

Tweet On Thursday, December 21st from 6:30 am until 6:30 pm Blackboard will be unavailable due to maintenance. Instructors and students should plan accordingly. This maintenance window has been selected to minimize the adverse impact on the university community, but we … Continue reading

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Workshop: Memory Recall Techniques for Instructors: Weds, Nov 29 at 3 pm (on campus) or 7 pm (online)

Tweet Make learning more memorable for your students! Memory Recall Techniques for Instructors: Wednesday, November 29 at 3 pm (Dooling Hall, Room 40) OR 7 pm (online via Blackboard Collaborate). Registration appreciated at www.desales.edu/workshops. Questions: deit@desales.edu or 610-282-1100 x2290. Research … Continue reading

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Results of IHE Survey of Faculty Attitudes Toward Technology

Tweet The trade publication Inside Higher Ed recently published the results of its 2017 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology. Much of the survey focused on faculty attitudes toward online classes. In my view, like “regular” classes, online or hybrid … Continue reading

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DEIT Humility Fail

Tweet Found on DEIT whiteboard. St. Francis would not approve.

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Announcement notifications are delayed or not delivered

Tweet Blackboard technical bulletin A recent issue has been brought to the attention of DEIT regarding the announcement notification function in Blackboard. When creating an announcement via Blackboard instructors are given the opportunity to send a copy of the announcement … Continue reading

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MyDSU upgrade

Tweet The DeSales Web Manager recently announced a change to the MyDSU portal that will include some possible system outages on Wednesday, November 15th. (http://blogs.desales.edu/dsudaily/2017/11/06/mydsu-upgrade-coming-1115/). The DeSales DEIT team would like everyone to know that Blackboard will remain available throughout … Continue reading

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Online Courses Best for Introverts? Guest Post

Tweet In this guest post that appeared in Inside Higher Ed, Karen Costa explains why online education might be the best bet for introverted students. See the full post here.

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Faculty Satisfaction Survey Results

Tweet Thank you to the 94 DeSales full-time and part-time faculty members that responded in October to the Distance Education and Instructional Technology Department’s 2017 Faculty Satisfaction Survey. DEIT conducted a similar survey in 2015, which provides a baseline for … Continue reading

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