News

  • Survey says…

    Our LMS Focus Group Survey closed on March 31, 2014, bringing our Learning Management System Comparison Project to an end. Now that the survey results are in and we’ve had some time to look at the data, we’d like to share our findings with you. In our focus groups, participants used this comparison checklist as […

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Testing

    With Spring weather around the corner, students may protest showing up to class to take a quiz or a test when it is possible to deliver assessments online at the students’ convenience. But before giving into the impulse of online testing, consider the advantages and disadvantages. While very fitting for meeting some learning goals, assessing […

  • A Snow Day Solution: Student-Led Learning

    It’s hardly news to anyone in the Philadelphia area that it has been an especially snowy and icy winter. Even though we are now well into March, it is still possible that another snow day could be in our future. When class is suddenly canceled, it can be difficult to figure out how to compensate for the missed […

  • Want to incorporate images? Getty Images makes it a bit easier!

    According to this post from The Verge, Getty Images now makes it easier for you to use some images from their collection. Currently, select images allow you to embed the image, free of watermarks, with attribution already built in. Here’s how to get started: First, search Getty Images for an image you’d like to use. In […

  • Tips for Writing Discussion Questions

    Have you ever experienced a class discussion in which the most vocal students make up much of the participation while the rest of the class seems shy, quiet, or underprepared? Or even worse, has a weather emergency cancelled a class discussion altogether? Flipping the discussion modality from face-to-face to online could help alleviate these problems. […

  • SkyDrive is Now OneDrive

    Starting today, Microsoft has changed the name of their SkyDrive cloud storage application to OneDrive. You can read more about the thoughts behind the name change on The OneDrive Blog. For existing SkyDrive users, nothing will change other than the name and the link to this service which is now www.onedrive.com. You can still access […

  • Upcoming Workshop: Using Tech Tools to Facilitate Peer Review in Your Classes

    La Salle’s Instructional Design team will be hosting a workshop next Tuesday, February 25, on Using Tech Tools to Facilitate Peer Review. The session will be held from 1:00 – 2:00pm in Olney 101.  Click here to register to join us! In this session, we will explore ways that you can use Blackboard and other technology tools to facilitate the peer review […

  • Taking a look at Canvas and Blackboard

    The Academic Computing team continually reviews and assesses the instructional tools we use in order to ensure that what we offer matches the needs of the entire community. We examine trends in technology and education, keeping an eye out for tools that not only provide a better learning experience for students but also allow faculty […

  • New Feature: Blackboard Collaborate Course Rooms

    If you’re using Blackboard Collaborate this spring, you may have noticed that you now have a Launch Room button at the top of your Blackboard Collaborate page. Clicking on this button puts you into a web-conference “room” that’s always open for both instructors and students. This room is great for impromptu meetings with students or […

  • Spring 2014 Educational Technology Workshops

    Please feel free to join us for one, or all, of our sessions this Spring! If you can’t make it to a session, just get in touch with the ID Team to schedule a one-on-one session tailored to your individual needs. You are welcome to send any questions directly to Sherri Place. Getting Started with […

 
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