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The end of Flash as we know it…

Tweet What we now know as Adobe Flash was previously a dominant platform for online multimedia content, however, it is slowly being abandoned as Adobe favors a transition to HTML5 due to inherent security flaws and the significant resources required … Continue reading

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Recently Added Features of Respondus Monitor

Tweet Respondus Monitor builds upon the power of LockDown Browser, and uses a student’s webcam and video analytics to prevent cheating during non-proctored exams. As of February 2019, several new features have become available. Facial detection check prior to an … Continue reading

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March 2019 Training Workshops

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Box View – “Small Screen” Workaround Guidance

Tweet When using the Box View tool, you should be able to add annotations, highlight chunks of text and digitally draw on the student work that you are marking via Blackboard. However, after a recent update (on February 19, 2019) … Continue reading

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Blackboard Quizzes and Exams: Force Completion and Respondus LockDown Browser Password

Tweet When administering a quiz or test online via Blackboard, the Distance Education and Instructional Technology (DEIT) department suggests that the Force Completion test option not be selected. With Force Completion selected, any exit from the quiz or test counts as the student’s attempt … Continue reading

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

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Coming December 15th – Panopto 6.0

Tweet A new version of Panopto is being released the evening of December 15th. While most of the updates are administrative there are two changes that could affect faculty and students. A new user interface. The Panopto web site (https://desales.hosted.panopto.com) … Continue reading

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Upcoming Practice Maintenance Event

Tweet Maintenance is being performed on the Practice platform on Sunday, December 8th with an 8 hour maintenance window starting at 3:00 AM ET / 8:00 AM UTC. During this time, users will not be able to access or interact … Continue reading

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