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TOP SECRET! Use the Blackboard Mobile App to Infect Your Students’ Brains With Learning

Tweet BASEMENT BUNKER, DOOLING HALL. We all know students love their phones and their apps. Why not use the Blackboard mobile app to take advantage of students’ compulsion to interact with their phones? You don’t have to use the app … 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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Internet Explorer and Blackboard, not so perfect together

Tweet A number of issues have been identified with Blackboard Learn when using the Internet Explorer browser. Recent issues include: Problems with hyperlinks in Blackboard Portfolios Intermittent issues with the inline grading tool Images and fonts change in Modules when … Continue reading

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April 2019 Training Workshops

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Instructor Roundtable and Dinner June 13 – Save the Date

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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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