Tag Archives: Jim Holton

Internet Explorer and Blackboard, not so perfect together

Tweet A number of issues have been identified with Blackboard Learn when using the Internet Explorer browser. Recent issues include: Problems with hyperlinks in Blackboard Portfolios Intermittent issues with the inline grading tool Images and fonts change in Modules when … Continue reading

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The end of Flash as we know it…

Tweet What we now know as Adobe Flash was previously a dominant platform for online multimedia content, however, it is slowly being abandoned as Adobe favors a transition to HTML5 due to inherent security flaws and the significant resources required … 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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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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November 5th-9th: National Distance Learning Week!

Tweet The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) will be holding 10 virtual sessions throughout the week highlighting the best practices within the digital/distance learning community. Many of the sessions are going to be showing in the DEIT office in … Continue reading

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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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New annotation options in Box View

Tweet Blackboard uses an application programming interface (API) from Box, Inc to provide faculty the ability to review and annotate assignment submissions. Two features were added to the API in late March: Point Annotations have been made “sticky” – after … 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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Improving your course’s look and feel

Tweet Part of the design of Blackboard courses should include a consideration of the visual nature of the material. There are several things that can be done to improve the way a course looks. Picture formatting When putting images into … Continue reading

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Collaborate with the Ultra experience February 2018 Update

Tweet Starting Sunday, February 4th, 2018, Collaborate Ultra is receiving┬ásome improvements focused on digital collaboration. There are four main changes: Phone only dial-in Edit recording names Single menu for settings, feedback and status Application sharing bandwidth improvements Phone only dial-in … Continue reading

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