Category Archives: tech matters

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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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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September 2018 Workshops

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Respondus Training Direct from Respondus

Tweet     Over the next few weeks, Respondus is offering training sessions on LockDown Browser, Respondus Monitor. Each webinar is 45 minutes and will include time for Q&A. Register for the training of interest to you, and we’ll see … Continue reading

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August 2018 Workshops

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Zoom and Flex: What’s What?!?

Tweet Zoom – a tool; Flex – a class format You may have heard the terms “Zoom” and “Flex” bandied about DeSales recently. If you’d like some clarity about what Zoom and Flex are and how they are different, read … Continue reading

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Two-Thirds of Students Use Mobile Devices for Coursework

Tweet DEIT’s Jim Holton shares an article from Campus Technology, “Two-Thirds of Online Students Do Some Coursework on a Mobile Device.” DEIT will be working with faculty in the coming year to optimize courses for mobile devices, especially via Blackboard’s … Continue reading

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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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