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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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Blackboard and Dropbox – Perfect Together

Tweet DeSales University’s Blackboard-Dropbox integration allows instructors and learners to easily link to and upload their Dropbox content into their Blackboard Learn courses. Instructors and learners can link to their Dropbox content directly from Blackboard Learn using the mashup menu … Continue reading

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Bb Down for Maintenance Dec 21-22, 2016

Tweet Due to a planned service outage for system maintenance, Blackboard will be totally unavailable to all users from Wednesday, December 21 at 5 pm through Thursday, December 22 at 9:30 am. Questions? Contact DEIT at deit@desales.edu or 610-282-1100 x2290.

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Creating a Blackboard Banner Using PowerPoint

Tweet Creating a Blackboard Banner Using PowerPoint This article explains the steps necessary for creating a custom Blackboard course banner using Microsoft PowerPoint. Creating a custom Banner for a Blackboard course using Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (or any other version) is … Continue reading

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Blackboard UPGRADE DOWNTIME on 5/16/2016 @ 8 PM

Tweet Blackboard will be upgraded to the October 2014 Service Pack on 5/16/2016 at 8 PM until 8 AM on 5/17/2016. BLACKBOARD WILL BE UNAVAILABLE DURING THIS ENTIRE MAINTENANCE WINDOW. Normal service for Blackboard will resume after 8 AM on … Continue reading

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End of Support for YouTube Webcam Recording

Tweet Blackboard Learn currently allows faculty and students to record directly from their webcameras when creating content such as items, pages, blog posts, and more. Termed “Video Everywhere”, Blackboard utilized YouTube to allow users to create and post videos to … 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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DEIT Faculty Workshops September 2015

Tweet New faculty are encouraged to join DEIT in their monthly Distance Education Welcome Chat online workshop on 9/3/2015 from 7:00 – 7:30 PM to meet other new faculty, and learn more about the support and services that the DEIT … Continue reading

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Happy Spring?

Tweet It’s a little difficult to think Spring when it’s in the single digits outside, but the academic calendar says it’s Spring Semester. Even if the flower buds won’t be evident for a while, every new academic term provides the … Continue reading

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