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Transition from Collaborate to Zoom

Tweet DeSales University recently executed a multi-year agreement with Zoom Communications, Inc. to provide web conferencing services to the university community. We are phasing out use of our other web conferencing platform, Blackboard Collaborate, between now and June 2019. Collaborate-to-Zoom … Continue reading

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DEIT Winter Classroom Projects 

Tweet DEIT completed several projects over the Christmas break, including the addition of “Flex class” capability in Dooling Hall rooms 204 and 209, audiovisual system upgrades on the first floor in Dooling rooms 104 through 109, and enhancements to the … Continue reading

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Inclement Weather? Run an Online Class!

Tweet With the possibility of winter weather just around the corner, consider hosting an online class session to keep your course’s schedule on track! All faculty at DeSales now have access to the Inclement Weather? Run an Online Class! course within Blackboard. The … Continue reading

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Instructors: Deter Cheating with Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor

Tweet Respondus LockDown Browser is DeSales University’s official tool for deterring cheating on online exams. Follow the links below to register directly with Respondus. There are sessions covering both basic and more advanced topics. Questions? Contact DEIT at 610-282-1100 x2290 … Continue reading

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DEIT Faculty Staff Christmas Video Game Party – Tuesday, December 18, noon – 4 pm, Dooling Hall Skylight Lounge

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10 Tips for Effective Online Discussions (Guest Post: Edwige Simon via EDUCAUSE)

Tweet These tips can help educators ensure that online discussions are engaging and beneficial for college students. View the full post here.

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How DEIT Can Help

Tweet This post provides an overview of the services offered by the Distance Education and Instructional Technology department (DEIT). Even if you think you know us, you may wish to scan the major headings in case there is something that’s … Continue reading

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October Workshops!

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Blackboard New Features – September 17 at 3 pm!

Tweet   Join DEIT on Monday, September 17 at 3 pm (Dooling 40) to learn all about Blackboard’s new features! For a detailed list of the new features, click here.

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What DEIT Did Last Summer

Tweet Blackboard Deployment Upgraded to SaaS In late July, DEIT switched Blackboard from “managed hosting” to SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) deployment. This was mostly a behind-the-scenes change, but in the process we updated to the latest version of Blackboard which added some … Continue reading

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