Category Archives: tech matters

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

Posted in featured, Teaching and pedagogy, tech matters | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in tech matters | Leave a comment

4th Annual Instructor Roundtable and Dinner June 13 Trexler Library

Tweet

Posted in featured, Teaching and pedagogy, tech matters, top featured | Leave a comment

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

Posted in tech matters, top featured | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in tech matters | Leave a comment

StudentLingo to be Discontinued at DeSales 7/31/2018

Tweet Due to lack of interest / use, DeSales subscription to the StudentLingo / TutorLingo video service will not be renewed upon expiration on July 31, 2018. Questions? Contact DEIT at deit@desales.edu or 610-282-1100 x2290.

Posted in tech matters | Leave a comment

May 2018 Workshops

Tweet Register at www.desales.edu/workshops. Questions? Contact DEIT at 610-282-1100 x2290 or deit@desales.edu.

Posted in featured, tech matters, top featured | Leave a comment

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

Posted in tech matters | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in tech matters | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Blackboard Down! For Upgrade July 24-25, 2018

Tweet     If you are 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

Posted in featured, tech matters, top featured | Tagged , | Leave a comment