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August 2018 update to Respondus Monitor

Tweet Instructors, if you’ve ever used Respondus Monitor to help secure a test such as a midterm or final you may have been a bit confused by the video review portion. Previously, the video review had a row simply titled … Continue reading

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August 2018 Workshops

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Six Things That Make College Teachers Successful (Guest Post from Mary Clement via Faculty Focus)

Tweet Check out this brief article for foundational ideas to help you and your students to be more successful. #6 is Keep the Passion! Link to online article here. 

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Zoom and Flex: What’s What?!?

Tweet Zoom – a tool; Flex – a class format You may have heard the terms “Zoom” and “Flex” bandied about DeSales recently. If you’d like some clarity about what Zoom and Flex are and how they are different, read … Continue reading

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Blackboard SaaS FAQ

Tweet In an earlier blog post, we mentioned an upcoming switch to SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) http://blogs.desales.edu/deit/2018/05/01/blackboard-unavailable-july-24-25-for-saas-migration/. We’d like to provide answers to some frequently asked questions. #1.  What is the SaaS deployment for Blackboard Learn? SaaS deployment for Blackboard Learn is … Continue reading

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DEIT July 2018 Workshops

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Two-Thirds of Students Use Mobile Devices for Coursework

Tweet DEIT’s Jim Holton shares an article from Campus Technology, “Two-Thirds of Online Students Do Some Coursework on a Mobile Device.” DEIT will be working with faculty in the coming year to optimize courses for mobile devices, especially via Blackboard’s … Continue reading

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Cognitive Psychology Ideas to Help Students Learn (Guest Post from K. Yee and D. Boyd via Faculty Focus)

Tweet While cognitive science literature on learning is exciting, it lacks a unifying structure to enhance practitioners’ recall and application of the findings. To assist time-strapped instructional faculty and staff, the authors of this article from Magna Publications Faculty Focus … Continue reading

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Small Teaching – Small Adjustments to Your Instruction That Can Yield Big Results

Tweet DEIT recommends a recent EDUCAUSE online session given by James Lang of Assumption College. The webinar introduced three core learning principles that can help us make powerful, positive changes to the ways in which we design and teach college courses: the … Continue reading

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Intro to the Flex Class Format

Tweet Check out this 2:25 video on the Flex class format.

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