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Apple Users- Notice about Blackboard Apps

Tweet Apple has announced it will release of iOS 11 on September 19, 2017.  This will change your device from a 32 bit device to a 64 bit device.  What does this mean to you?  Any app you are presently using … Continue reading

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Career preparation videos for students

Tweet Would your students benefit from more career information in an easily digestible video format? Check out this new video resource from the DeSales Career Development Center. Topics include Job Search, Internships/Co-ops, and Occupational. For more information visit the Career … Continue reading

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Sign up for a Modest Course Makeover!

Tweet Take the time to connect with the DEIT team and see how your course can be made more accessible and engaging for students. Let our instructional designers be your course’s interior decorators! From simple visual renovations (text formatting, content … Continue reading

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Blackboard and Dropbox – Perfect Together

Tweet DeSales University’s Blackboard-Dropbox integration allows instructors and learners to easily link to and upload their Dropbox content into their Blackboard Learn courses. Instructors and learners can link to their Dropbox content directly from Blackboard Learn using the mashup menu … Continue reading

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Reporting Classroom Tech Problems

Tweet If something is not right in a classroom, don’t assume someone else reported it. If it is a classroom emergency that you’d like to be immediately addressed, call the Help Desk at x4357 (xHELP) and a technician will be … Continue reading

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Create a Welcome Video to Connect With Your Students

Tweet DEIT’s motto is “We Help Faculty Connect With Their Students.” A great way to add your personality to a course in a way that connects with today’s students is to create a brief welcome video. Video is a great tool … Continue reading

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Teacher Characteristics and Behaviors that Make a Difference – Maryellen Weimer, Faculty Focus

Tweet This Teaching Professor blog post describes student-desired teacher characteristics. The list was compiled with attention paid to three criteria: 1) the behavior or characteristic increases learning outcomes; 2) the behavior or characteristic is “historically prominent” in the communication education … Continue reading

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First Day of Class Activities that Create a Climate for Learning – Maryellen Weimer

Tweet Article from the Teaching Professor blog on ideas for setting the tone on the first day of class. https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/first-day-of-class-activities-that-create-a-climate-for-learning/

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Effective Teaching Online – Sharon O’Malley, Inside Higher Ed

Tweet Four authors of books about online course development offer guidelines for engaging learners in distance education courses. Inside Digital Learning asked for their expert advice on how instructors and their institutions can excel in virtual course instruction. The authors … Continue reading

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The role of instructional technology at DeSales University

Tweet By Eric Hagan, Ed.D., Director, Distance Education and Instructional Technology DeSales University is a teaching university. It is characterized by small class sizes, the development of personal relationships, and is enlivened by the rich tradition of Salesian Christian humanism. … Continue reading

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