Center for Educational Resources and Technology at DSU

Month: January 2019

DEIT Winter Classroom Projects 

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 Trexler Technology Center (TTC) audiovisual system.  

Flex Classrooms: Dooling 204 and 209 

Two video displays have been added in Dooling Hall rooms 204 and 209, one on the back wall and one on the side wall. A PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) camera has also been added on the rear wall. At the podium there is a digital tablet that acts as a control. 

The new technology is used for evening Flex classes for our ACCESS and graduate programs. With a Flex class, students have the option of attending either in the traditional classroom or live online. The extra classroom displays show the remote students “Hollywood Squares” or “Brady Bunch” style (if anyone has an updated cultural reference, let us know).  

DeSales can now has seven specially-configured Flex classrooms: Gambet 206, 210, 228 and 232; and Dooling 051, 204, and 209. Flex classes may also be run using our three mobile carts and the distance learning classrooms in Campbell Hall and on the Bethlehem Area and Lansdale campuses.  

Dooling 104 through 109 Classrooms: Improved Reliability 

To improve the reliability of the audiovisual systems in the first floor Dooling Hall classrooms, DEIT staff upgraded the Crestron processors in the podiums and the Elmo document cameras. The systems are now simplified with all digital equipment and connections, which will increase reliability. 

 

Trexler Technology Center (TTC)

The systems now have all digital connections, which will increase reliability.  Also, the old screens have been upgraded to new widescreens and have been centered for both the left and right sections of student seating. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Questions or comments? Contact DEIT at 610-282-1100 x2290 or deit@desales.edu.   

Inclement Weather? Run an Online Class!

With the possibility of winter weather just around the corner, consider hosting an online class session to keep your course’s schedule on track!

All faculty at DeSales now have access to the Inclement Weather? Run an Online Class! course within Blackboard. The course contains step-by-step instructions on how to set up a temporary online learning environment through the Zoom meeting software when inclement weather, a personal emergency, or any other situation interferes with normal class scheduling.

To access the Inclement Weather? Run an Online Class! course, navigate to your course listings and click on the bb-ZOOM-online-class: Inclement Weather? Run an Online Class! link.

*If you have questions concerning Zoom and how to run an online class session, contact the Distance Education and Instructional Technology (DEIT) department via deit@desales.edu or by phone at 610-282-1100 ext. 2290.

Instructors: Deter Cheating with Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor

Respondus LockDown Browser is DeSales University’s official tool for deterring cheating on online exams. Follow the links below to register directly with Respondus. There are sessions covering both basic and more advanced topics.

Questions? Contact DEIT at 610-282-1100 x2290 or deit@desales.edu.

Instructor Training: LockDown Browser Advanced Settings

This in-depth training for LockDown Browser will focus on advanced settings and features – such as how to use external websites, spreadsheets and online calculators with LockDown Browser. The session will also include how students can use LockDown Browser on different devices, such as an iPad, and briefly review the add-on functionality that prevents cheating during non-proctored exams. The webinar will include a Q&A period at the end.

Wednesday, January 23rd at 3 pm ET (12 pm PT)

Thursday, February 14 at 2 pm ET (11 am PT)

Instructor Training for LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor: Prevent Cheating During Online Exams

This comprehensive training webinar is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with online exams. The session provides a detailed demonstration of both applications, including new enhancements that make Respondus Monitor even more effective and easy to use.

Wednesday, January 30th at 3 pm ET (12 pm PT)

Thursday, February 7th at 1 pm ET (10 am PT)

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