Using GoToTraining to Provide Career Support to Alumni

The Alumni Relations office runs an ongoing series of webinars conducted by La Salle alumni on career-related topics.  We previously used Wimba for webinars.  Our most recent webinar on June 3, Take Charge of Your Career,  was hosted by GoToTraining. This post reviews some of the differences between the two tools. When we used Wimba, […]

Engaging Students in Online Class Meetings

This week, the Instructional Design team offered three different training sessions on our new web conferencing tool, GoToTraining. One concern that I often hear when we talk about online class meetings is that it can feel like no one is listening. This sentiment often leads to questions about whether such tools are even effective. Live […]

A Snow Day Solution: Student-Led Learning

It’s hardly news to anyone in the Philadelphia area that it has been an especially snowy and icy winter. Even though we are now well into March, it is still possible that another snow day could be in our future. When class is suddenly canceled, it can be difficult to figure out how to compensate for the missed […]

Improving Digital Communication Between Faculty and Students: Takeaways from the Explorer Café session

Last week’s Explorer Café, entitled Did You Read My Email? Managing Expectations in a Digital Environment, focused on how faculty and students prefer to communicate outside of class time. Inspired by a series of poll questions that were posted to the myLasalle portal last Spring, this session featured a dialogue between students, faculty, and staff […]

New Blackboard Features for Summer 2013

Blackboard has released a few new features in time for the Summer semester. These updates will make it easier for you to grade students’ work, use the discussion boards, monitor your students’ performance, and communicate key dates. You will be able to access each of these features by May 17, 2013. Click on the tabs […]