The emerging of new educational technologies is changing the way instructors and students communicate, including instructor feedback on student submissions. With the development of online video recording technology software, instructors now have the option to leave students video feedback about their performance on assignments and tests rather than the traditional written markups. Instructors who have employed the video feedback method have found that the majority of students prefer the videos to written feedback, stating that it seemed more authentic and honest. To read the full article “Could Video Replace the Red Pen?” on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s website, click the following link:

If you’re interested in trying the video feedback method, all instructors at DeSales have video recording software like Panopto, ApprenNet, and Video Everywhere in Blackboard available to them. Panopto and Video Everywhere are even directly integrated into Blackboard, making it easy for instructors to record and send the recordings to students through the learning management system. ApprenNet, a new video student response tool piloting with the Nursing program, not only allows students to provide video feedback to a case study, but also allows the instructor to respond to the student video submission with their own video feedback. More information about ApprenNet can be found here: .

DEIT is happy to help instructors learn these video software tools and any of our other instructional technologies in the form of monthly workshops, custom workshops, or just by emailing ( for more information. In February 2015, DEIT has a workshop for Panopto, one of our asynchronous video recording tools, either online on 1/18/2015 from 7 – 8 PM or in person on 1/21/2015 at Trexler Library PC2 from 10 – 11 AM. Sign up for these or any of our other monthly workshops by registering using the following link:

If you want to learn more and meet with a member of DEIT but are unable to attend one of our scheduled monthly workshops, you can request a custom workshop on a date and time that works for your schedule. To schedule a custom workshop with a member of DEIT, click here: .