Category Archives: tech matters

Inclement Weather? Run an Online Class!

Tweet With the possibility of winter weather just around the corner, consider hosting an online class session to keep your course’s schedule on track! All faculty at DeSales now have access to the Inclement Weather? Run an Online Class! course within Blackboard. The … Continue reading

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Instructors: Deter Cheating with Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor

Tweet Respondus LockDown Browser is DeSales University’s official tool for deterring cheating on online exams. Follow the links below to register directly with Respondus. There are sessions covering both basic and more advanced topics. Questions? Contact DEIT at 610-282-1100 x2290 … Continue reading

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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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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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