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Technology Blog

Here you will find information and updates from the various groups within DU IT.

Collaborate Ultra Attendance

05 Apr 2019 by Michael Shelmet

Blackboard has introduced integration between Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and the Attendance Tool within Learn. Now the system can automatically track and record attendance to synchronous sessions.
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Instructional Technology Blog Location Update

03 Apr 2019 by Michael Shelmet

The location of the Instructional Technology Blog has moved from SharePoint 2010 to the DU IT website.
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How to Enable Evaluation for VoiceThread Assignments

15 Mar 2019 by Broc Holmquest

If you intend to create a graded assignment using VoiceThread, you must select the enable evaluation option.
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Internet Explorer Not Supported by Blackboard

06 Mar 2019 by Steve Denisevicz

Internet Explorer is not longer under active development by Microsoft as of January 2016. Users should make sure that they are utilizing a support web browser.
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Checking for Corrupt Turnitin Assignments

29 Jan 2019 by Broc Holmquest

There are instances when copying course content from one shell to another that the Turnitin assignment will become corrupt. One quick way to test things is to attempt to edit the assignment.
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ApprenNet Migration to Practice

22 Jan 2019 by Michael Shelmet

Practice is the new tool that is replacing ApprenNet, which has been sunset by the vendor. The ITG has resources available to help faculty successfully deploy the tool to their courses.
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Getting Started with Kaltura

18 Jan 2019 by Steve Denisevicz

Kaltura allows both faculty and staff to upload videos in to their courses in Drexel Learn. Using this tool provides a smooth playback for end users as well as metrics on which videos are being watched and who is watching them.
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Issue Resolved with Kaltura Videos

16 Jan 2019 by Jeffrey Berman

Legacy Kaltura videos were broken for students on January 15th. The issue was resolved on January 16th. This article provides details regarding the issue and the fix, as well as recommendations and instructions to update Kaltura mashup items.
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New Reports: Rubric Scores

11 Jan 2019 by Jeffrey Berman

Rubrics are a great way to allow instructors to grade assignments faster and more consistently. There are two new reports which now allow instructors to view the breakdown of submissions by their individual rubric cell score.
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Add YouTube Videos to Drexel Streams/Kaltura

02 Nov 2018 by Steve Denisevicz

The YouTube module has been activated in Kaltura, allowing users to stream YouTube content through an entry within Kaltura.
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