Tag Archives: Distance Learning

Transition from Collaborate to Zoom

Tweet DeSales University recently executed a multi-year agreement with Zoom Communications, Inc. to provide web conferencing services to the university community. We are phasing out use of our other web conferencing platform, Blackboard Collaborate, between now and June 2019. Collaborate-to-Zoom … Continue reading

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Recently Added Features of Respondus Monitor

Tweet Respondus Monitor builds upon the power of LockDown Browser, and uses a student’s webcam and video analytics to prevent cheating during non-proctored exams. As of February 2019, several new features have become available. Facial detection check prior to an … Continue reading

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Instructor Training Webinar from Respondus – Prevent Cheating during Online Exams

Tweet To register and find more information, click here: www.respondus.com/webinars Are you worried about cheating during online exams in your course? Respondus Lockdown Browser and Respondus Monitor are two academic dishonesty prevention tools licensed by DeSales and available to all … Continue reading

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DEIT Satisfaction Survey – Results

Tweet Thank you to the 145 DeSales faculty members that responded this past fall to the Distance Education and Instructional Technology Department’s Faculty Satisfaction Survey. The following are the key findings and planned actions from the survey’s results.   Key … Continue reading

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Chronicle Vitae Article: Commentary on Online Teaching

Tweet Online learning is a great way to conveniently fit furthering your education into a busy schedule with its more flexible hours and course format. However, distance learning still faces a common misconception that because the course is hosted online, … Continue reading

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Update to Respondus LockDown Browser

Tweet An update to the LockDown Browser client for Windows has been released: version 2.0.0.00. This is an all-new version of LockDown Browser based on Chromium (the open source code on which the Chrome Browser is based), rather than Internet … Continue reading

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Fall 2015 DEIT Updates: Message from Dr. Eric Hagan

Tweet Faculty colleagues: As the Fall Semester gets underway, I wanted to communicate to you about several items that may impact your teaching. To follow-up or get more information, contact DEIT at deit@desales.edu or 610-282-1100 x2290. In addition, my personal … Continue reading

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edSurge Article: “The 3 Instructional Shifts That Will Redefine the College Professor”

Tweet The role of the modern college professor is changing. In an article titled “The 3 Instructional Shifts That Will Redefine the College Professor”, Ryan Craig from edSurge cites three changes to the method of instruction in a university which … Continue reading

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Creating Instructor Presence: Instructor Module in Blackboard

Tweet Creating instructor presence in your Blackboard course, especially in a hybrid or online course, is a great way to engage students and provide an introduction to you and your background as the instructor of the course. One way to … Continue reading

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Eating My Own Dog Food

Tweet According to no less an authority than Wikipedia, “Eating your own dog food, also called dogfooding, is a slang term used to reference a scenario in which a company uses its own product to validate the quality and capabilities … Continue reading

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