Author Archives: DeSales DEIT

November 5th-9th: National Distance Learning Week!

Tweet The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) will be holding 10 virtual sessions throughout the week highlighting the best practices within the digital/distance learning community. Many of the sessions are going to be showing in the DEIT office in … Continue reading

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Volunteers needed – content creation testing

Tweet The DEIT team is looking for faculty members willing to help us test some tools that can be used to create interactive content. Options range from interactive PowerPoint presentations to fully online modules similar to what you may have … Continue reading

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New look coming to the Blackboard menu

Tweet The DEIT team has been talking with students and faculty about the left-hand navigation menu in Blackboard. Based on feedback, we’re going to switch any courses to a new textual navigation menu rather than using buttons. An example is … Continue reading

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Blackboard assignments and Safari 11.1

Tweet Apple Inc released a security update to the Safari 11 browser on March 29, 2018 (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208695). Safari 11.1 contains a number of improvements. However, the update appears to cause problems when trying to submit assignments to Blackboard. Blackboard Inc … Continue reading

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New annotation options in Box View

Tweet Blackboard uses an application programming interface (API) from Box, Inc to provide faculty the ability to review and annotate assignment submissions. Two features were added to the API in late March: Point Annotations have been made “sticky” – after … Continue reading

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Improving your course’s look and feel

Tweet Part of the design of Blackboard courses should include a consideration of the visual nature of the material. There are several things that can be done to improve the way a course looks. Picture formatting When putting images into … Continue reading

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Collaborate with the Ultra experience February 2018 Update

Tweet Starting Sunday, February 4th, 2018, Collaborate Ultra is receiving some improvements focused on digital collaboration. There are four main changes: Phone only dial-in Edit recording names Single menu for settings, feedback and status Application sharing bandwidth improvements Phone only dial-in … Continue reading

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Panopto in Chrome

Tweet If you’re a Chrome user, you may have noticed recently that a Panopto video stops playing if you toggle to a different tab. This has been enabled by default. If you’re multitasking like a lot of us, this can … Continue reading

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The New Box View

Tweet The Blackboard Assignment feature has an online document viewer and online marking interface named Crocodoc, which is a third party technology licensed by Blackboard. Crocodoc will stop working on January 15, 2018 as the technology has been deprecated by … 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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