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Instructional Technology Blog

Welcome to the Instructional Technology Blog Portal. Here you will find the 5 most recent posts 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. All posts are located on the blog, which is hosted in our SharePoint site. The site can be accessed anonymously, but you can log in with your Drexel credentials to post comments and receive e-mail notifications.

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TechSmith Relay: Checking Recording Status

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

TechSmith Relay is usually pretty quick about processing your recordings and publishing them to Drexel Streams. In most cases, you should get the publishing notification within an hour or so of finishing your recording.

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Malicious Browser Extensions and Phishing Attacks

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Installing something as simple as a browser extension can often have unforeseen consequences. Blackboard has notified us of a Chrome extension called OneClass, which harvests credentials (username and password) and has the ability to email other students in order to propagate.

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Welcome to the New Turnitin Interface

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

On December 22nd, Turnitin will have an updated interface for viewing papers. This new interface is referred to as the Feedback Studio. There are some changes to the layout, but the overall features and functions still exist.

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Creating a Grading Schema

Monday, December 12, 2016

Depending on your colleges specifications, you may need to create a new grading schema to match the one you have included in your syllabus. Editing the Grading Schema will lead to more accurate grades if you are using a Letter grading in your course.

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Introducing Collaborate Ultra

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

On December 22nd, Blackboard Collaborate will be updated to its newest version called Collaborate Ultra. Collaborate Ultra introduces a new interface and runs entirely within your browser, with no requirement for either a launcher application or Java install.

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