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Tech Tuesday: What’s New in D2L (2018 Update)


I hope you are enjoying Spring Break, and are relaxed and rejuvenated for classes next week. There have been some significant improvements to D2L recently, such as the “Daylight” interface that provides a mobile-friendly design that allows students and faculty to have a pleasant experience no matter what device they use (our students have been very happy about this).

Josh Lund from FITS will be providing a guest presentation on Tuesday March 27th. Here is what he has to say:

What’s New in D2L: 2018 UpdateHaven’t looked under the hood in a while? Come to this Tech Tuesday for a look at some new features you might have missed. D2L has a new look and feel, Daylight, and with it come some new options to enhance your course, stay on top of your class progress and create a better experience for all.

Date: Tuesday March 27th
Time: 12PM – 1PM
Location: DPC 7406 on the 7th Floor of the DePaul Center

You can RSVP for the event here:

I hope you can attend.


Annual DT&L Conference


Registration opens March 27th for the 34th Annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference!
Join 800 distance education professionals for three days of innovation, inspiration, and connection. Gain new skills, fresh knowledge, and the motivation to apply what you've learned.

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KMG Case Competition 2018


The Kellstadt Case Competition gives students a chance to solve a current real world case and pitch a business strategy directly to a panel of judges from Microsoft. This is a rare opportunity to have Microsoft on campus. All backgrounds and concentrations are encouraged to apply.

The panel of judges from Microsoft are excited to participate in this event, so lshow them what great talent Kellstadt has to offer! This event is designed to help you learn, make new connections, build your resume, and showcase your skills in a fun and friendly environment.

Register by Wed Feb 7th. The KMG are currently accepting team and individual applications:

If you have any questions, email


The Call for Proposals is now open for the 34th annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference.

The submission deadline for proposals is: 23 January, 2018.

The conference talks place August 7-9, 2018 in Madison, WI.

Hope that you can be there to attend (or present).

macOS High Sierra Now Supported By Information Services


Information Services just sent out this update:

Apple's newest upgrade to the operating system for Mac computers, macOS High Sierra (10.13), has been certified by DePaul as a supported version. Orders for new Mac computers may now resume.

IMPORTANT NOTE: An update to the McAfee Agent is required BEFORE proceeding with the macOS upgrade. You may verify your version of McAfee by running the validation utility found on the IS website. If you need to update your version of McAfee, please run the McAfee Agent installation within Self Service. Also note that McAfee has ended support for all OS versions prior to OS X 10.11; if you are using OS X 10.10 or older, you must update your computer to a supported version as soon as you are able.

Microsoft requires a minimum version of 15.35 for Microsoft Office 2016; please upgrade Office applications before performing the upgrade to macOS 10.13. This can be done by launching any Office program, navigating to the Help menu, and clicking Check For Updates.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. If you have any questions or need assistance regarding this upgrade, please contact the Technology Support Center at 312-362-8765.

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