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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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Introducing Panopto 5.6

Tweet Get ready for an early Christmas present! Panopto is releasing the next version of its web platform on December 21st — version 5.6. Please note, on the 21st Panopto will be down from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM ET … Continue reading

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Blackboard Down for Maintenance Thursday, December 21 from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm

Tweet On Thursday, December 21st from 6:30 am until 6:30 pm Blackboard will be unavailable due to maintenance. Instructors and students should plan accordingly. This maintenance window has been selected to minimize the adverse impact on the university community, but we … Continue reading

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MyDSU upgrade

Tweet The DeSales Web Manager recently announced a change to the MyDSU portal that will include some possible system outages on Wednesday, November 15th. (http://blogs.desales.edu/dsudaily/2017/11/06/mydsu-upgrade-coming-1115/). The DeSales DEIT team would like everyone to know that Blackboard will remain available throughout … Continue reading

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Haunted PowerPoint Slides in Dooling Hall?

Tweet In Dooling Hall classrooms, have you experienced PowerPoint slides that mysteriously advance on their own? Is it the ghost of Father Dooling? Probably not. More likely, it is a case of slide advancer remotes that have disappeared from their … Continue reading

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Using Publisher’s Content

Tweet Many academic textbook publishers now offer web-based services to accompany the digital versions of their textbooks. Depending on how the specific publisher has structured their integration with Blackboard, you may be able to … Expand students’ understanding of the … Continue reading

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Sign up for a Modest Course Makeover!

Tweet Take the time to connect with the DEIT team and see how your course can be made more accessible and engaging for students. Let our instructional designers be your course’s interior decorators! From simple visual renovations (text formatting, content … Continue reading

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