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Online Learning Blog

Welcome to the Online Learning Blog. Here you will find updates about supported software and instructional technologies like Drexel Learn, Collaborate and Camtasia, just to name a few. To view the full details of a post, click on the link provided. The blog is hosted in our SharePoint site, which you can access directly by going to the Online Learning Blog site. The site can be accessed anonymously; however, if you log in with your Drexel credentials, you will be able to add comments and search through posts.


Blackboard Learn – Two Years Out

Thursday, July 17, 2014

On July 2nd , IRT co-sponsored a Blackboard Learn listening session with Drexel University Online to mark the 2 year anniversary of migrating to the Blackboard Learn system. Senior Leadership from Blackboard Inc. was invited to respond to feedback on the Blackboard system from the Drexel Community in an open forum.

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Loading Slide in to Collaborate

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Currently, there is no way to pre-load a PowerPoint presentation directly in to a Collaborate session as it is being created. In order to pre-load this, you will need to upload, convert and save the Whiteboard as a WBD file.

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Collaborate for Office Hours

Thursday, July 3, 2014

By using Collaborate, instructors have the ability to host online office hours. When doing this, there are a number of things to keep in mind to ensure that your conversations with your students are private.

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How to Take a Screenshot

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Screenshots are helpful in determining what is going wrong and how issues can be addressed. Follow the instructions provided to learn how to capture the screen on your computer or mobile device.

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Crosslisting Courses in Drexel Learn

Monday, June 30, 2014

Crosslisting courses creates a new parent course and brings enrollments from all of the child courses in to a single course shell. This allows for a single copy of all content, as well as collaboration across sections. Please read to find out how this is accomplished and the requirements for making such a request.

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To view all of the blog posts, be sure to visit the Online Learning Blog site.