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4th Annual Instructor Roundtable and Dinner June 13 Trexler Library

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Blackboard Unavailable July 24-25 for SaaS Migration

Tweet Blackboard will be unavailable on July 24 and 25 as we transition from “managed hosting” to “software-as-a-service (SaaS)”. System users will not encounter any major changes to the interface on July 26 other than some minor upgrades. The SaaS … Continue reading

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Dooling VCRs, R.I.P.

Tweet Over the summer, the last remaining DeSales classroom VCRs on the 2nd floor of Dooling Hall will be replaced with BluRay players. Instructors that wish to retain material that only exists in VHS tape format (what, no Betamax?), should … Continue reading

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StudentLingo to be Discontinued at DeSales 7/31/2018

Tweet Due to lack of interest / use, DeSales subscription to the StudentLingo / TutorLingo video service will not be renewed upon expiration on July 31, 2018. Questions? Contact DEIT at deit@desales.edu or 610-282-1100 x2290.

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DSU BBQ: Return of the DEIT Video Game Bash, May 23, 1-4 pm

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May 2018 Workshops

Tweet Register at www.desales.edu/workshops. Questions? Contact DEIT at 610-282-1100 x2290 or deit@desales.edu.

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Salesian Virtues Are Good Teaching

Tweet Just read an article from the UK’s The Guardian titled, “What do students want most? To be treated with respect.” The anonymous author stated that the biggest takeaway from a survey of 1,000 university students was that students wondered: why don’t … Continue reading

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New! Offline Capabilities for the Blackboard App!

Tweet Not only is there a blackboard app, the app now has offline capabilities! Blackboard has added offline capabilities to their app so that students can access course content anytime and anywhere. Students will be able to: – Download documents. … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Strategies for Creating a Successful Online Classroom (Faculty Focus)

Tweet Check out this blog post from facultyfocus.com! This post discusses different ways to have a successful online class such as reaching out to students, giving instructions on how to get started, giving feedback, and more! To read the full … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Why It’s Almost Impossible for Fastballs to Get Any Faster (Wired, Robbie Gonzalez)

Tweet As baseball season gets underway, here’s a story (and video) for baseball fans and virtual reality fans, featuring Villanova’s baseball team and CAVE VR room. Learn why we’ve already seen fastballs as fast as they are going to get … Continue reading

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