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  • GoToTraining Issues and Recommendations

    Due to some current issues with a recent update to GoToTraining, I would like to share a few recommendations that will minimize any problems for you and your students as you wrap up your Spring classes and prepare for the …

  • Known Issues with a Recent Upgrade to GoToTraining

    GoToTraining, the synchronous web-conferencing tool available to La Salle users in the tools menu of the Portal, has recently implemented a new feature called Instant Join. Instant Join allows session participants to join sessions entirely within their web browsers (Chrome is …

  • Canvas Updates for April 4, 2015

    The Canvas system releases updates about every three weeks. Whenever these updates include exciting new functionality for the La Salle University community or if these updates will significantly change your workflows, we will post about them on the 1900 blog. The following changes will …

  • Using Canvas Data to Identify At-Risk Students and Gaps in Course Design

    Here at La Salle, we carry an institutional mission to promote student success through a practical approach to the educational process. Just as St. John Baptiste de La Salle choose to teach his students in their native language of French …

  • Engage & Interact with Nearpod

    In today’s classrooms, students as well as instructors come into class attached to their smart phones, tablets, and laptops. As an instructor, have you ever considered integrating these mobile technologies into your classroom lectures for a more responsive and engaging …

  • Technology As a Lens for Reflective Practice

    Have you ever found yourself on auto-pilot when grading stacks of student papers or hastily replying to discussion board posts on Canvas? No matter what the task is, stepping back and looking at what we’re doing with a critical eye …

  • La Salle Faculty Share Creative Approaches to Assessment

      I had the privilege of attending Wednesday’s Faculty Coffee Circle on creative ways to assess student learning, which was organized by Tara Carr-Lemke, Director of The Explorer Connection, and facilitated by LeeAnn Cardaciotto, Psychology Department. The attending faculty members discussed their successes …

  • Snow in the Forecast? Canvas can help keep things going!

    You can use Canvas as a way to keep students engaged in your course, even if you can’t meet face-to-face. Come to one of our Snow Days Solutions workshops to pick up some tips and techniques for keeping your course on …

  • Canvas Updates for the Start of the Spring Semester

    The Canvas system releases updates about every three weeks. Whenever these updates include exciting new functionality for the La Salle University community or if these updates will significantly change your workflows, we will post about them on the 1900 blog. The following changes …

  • Designing Authentic Assessments (#NEELC14)

    On November 6, the Instructional Design team attended the day-long Northeast E-Learning Consortium Conference at Villanova’s Conference Center. This year’s theme focused on student engagement. The sessions included strategies and ideas for engaging today’s diverse students across a variety of course formats (traditional face-to-face classes, synchronous online class …

 
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