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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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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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DEIT Winter Classroom Projects 

Tweet DEIT completed several projects over the Christmas break, including the addition of “Flex class” capability in Dooling Hall rooms 204 and 209, audiovisual system upgrades on the first floor in Dooling rooms 104 through 109, and enhancements to the … Continue reading

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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

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Results of IHE Survey of Faculty Attitudes Toward Technology

Tweet The trade publication Inside Higher Ed recently published the results of its 2017 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology. Much of the survey focused on faculty attitudes toward online classes. In my view, like “regular” classes, online or hybrid … Continue reading

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Panopto 5.2 Update

Tweet Panopto 5.2 Update The DeSales Panopto server was updated on June 25th, 2016. With this update came several new features and a few updates to the interface. New features include: A new web-based editor The new Panopto editor can … 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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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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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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