Category Archives: tech matters

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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Guest Post: Why It’s Almost Impossible for Fastballs to Get Any Faster (Wired, Robbie Gonzalez)

Tweet As baseball season gets underway, here’s a story (and video) for baseball fans and virtual reality fans, featuring Villanova’s baseball team and CAVE VR room. Learn why we’ve already seen fastballs as fast as they are going to get … Continue reading

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Blackboard Down! For Upgrade July 24-25, 2018

Tweet     If you areĀ a faculty member teaching or planning to work in Blackboard over the summer, be aware that the Blackboard Learn learning management system (LMS) will be unavailable for 48 hours during the entirety of July 24 … Continue reading

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Video and Blackboard, So Happy Together – Online Workshop Tonight 3/5 at 7

Tweet Join “Swami Jim” Holton online tonight at 7 pm for: Bb Specialty Topic: Video and Blackboard, So Happy Together Location: http://tinyurl.com/DEITmeet Questions or more info: 610-282-1100 x2290 or deit@desales.edu

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No DEIT evening in-office coverage on Fri 3/2 and 4/13

Tweet On Friday, March 2 and April 13, DEIT Dooling 40 in-office coverage will end at 4:30 pm (as opposed to the normal Friday time of 10:00 pm). If you require immediate assistance, please contact the Help Desk. The Help … Continue reading

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ApprenNet. Incorporate interactive video posts into your class.

Tweet If you are looking for an alternative to text-based discussion boards, for a way to build community in an online course, or want to improve student’sĀ presentation skills, ApprenNet may be for you! Questions? Contact DEIT at 610-282-1100 x2290 or … Continue reading

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Bb Grade Center Workshops January 24 – Choose 3 pm in Dooling 40 or 7 pm online

Tweet “Should I use weighted categories or points?” “Should I weight columns ‘equally’ or ‘proportionally’?” “How can I add an extra credit item?” “How can I automatically bring grades from publisher online sites and other third-parties into Blackboard?” “How can … Continue reading

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Blackboard and Panopto Down for Maintenance December 21

Tweet Both Blackboard and Panopto will be unavailable on Thursday, December 21 from 6:30 am until 6:30 pm. Once Blackboard comes back online on the evening of December 21, Panopto will be unavailable for 2 additional hours, from 8:00 pm … 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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Using Classroom Tech for Your Final Exam?

Tweet Do you plan to use technology such as audio, video, Web sites, or software as part of your final exam? Be sure to do a tech check or have DEIT do one for you. The Distance Education and Instructional … Continue reading

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