More information on the FITS website.
FITS has a new Desire2Learn message to share:
Late last week Information Services adjusted the timeout duration for D2L due to security issues with D2L in classrooms. The new timeout duration for D2L is 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes of inactivity a pop-up will prompt users to click “ok” to remain logged in to D2L. Inactivity in D2L is defined as not having clicked on a link inside D2L within 30 minutes. Users may need to enable pop-ups for D2L to see the warning in their specific browser.
We have encountered two specific cases when students may encounter the timeout notification:
- Students who are watching videos or reading materials may encounter this pop-up as they are passively watching rather than actively clicking.
- Users taking test may not have clicked links if the test is on one page. We encourage students to save their work after each question as doing so will not only save their work, but will also reset the timeout clock
I get the occasional question on how to setup DePaul email on Android smartphones. I don’t use an Android phone on a regular basis, but there is a very easy way to configure these devices - the process to do this can be found here:
DePaul’s School of Accountancy and MIS will be screening a new documentary film in February. Crossing The Line documents how ordinary people fall victim to white-collar crime at various points within their professional careers. Crossing the Line is a unique film as it offers the viewer the opportunity to hear convicted white-collar felons describe their crimes, corporate pressure, prison life and life after conviction.
WHEN: February 24, 2012 5pm followed by a Q&A session
WHERE: DePaul University College of Communication Theater
(Located in the building basement)
14 E. Jackson Blvd. / 247 S. State
Chicago, IL 60604
TICKETS: Tickets are not needed for this event, however RSVP is required for attendance. Please RSVP by February 18th
to Sarah Musto at email@example.com or 312-362-5207.
For more information contact: Kelly Richmond Pope, Executive Producer at +1 (312) 362-5821 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I received a very interesting piece of personalized marketing yesterday - a wall calendar from XanEdu publishing. Faculty in the College of Commerce use XanEdu to create coursepacks and custom content. The calendar from XanEdu nicely reinforces the custom content, by providing images for each month that cleverly incorporates my name in each image. For example, January’s photograph has my name and initials embossed on a champagne cork. November’s image has my name on Millennium Park in Chicago (two levels of customization there - name and city). Anyway, I was pleasantly impressed. The best piece of marketing I have received this year (although the the year is only three days old).
PresentationTube provides a tool and network to help instructors, students, virtual presenters, and business professionals record, publish and share quality, accessible, and interactive video presentations for free. Please read more information and watch showcases at http://www.presentationtube.net
Faculty interested in using free learning materials should take a look.