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Cheating In An Online Environment

Innovative Educators is offering a webinar on “Cheating In An Online Environment: How To Prevent, Detect & Deter Dishonesty” on the 18th November, 2014. As part of their email advertising, Innovative Educators has assembled some freed resources. I think these are worthy of sharing:

Cheating In Online Courses: The Student Definition

“One of the barriers to faculty acceptance of online teaching and learning is a concern about cheating and the quality of the learning experience. This paper reports the findings of a descriptive survey focused on the students’ definition of cheating in the online learn- ing environment.”

Online Classes See Cheating Go High-Tech
June 2012 article from the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Tips to Reduce the Impact of Cheating in Online Assessment
From the Northern Illinois University Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center Blog.

Three Actors that Contribute to Student Success in Online Courses: The Institution, Instructor and Student
Debbie Morrison’s Online Learning Insights (OLI)

For Some Students, Customized Online Learning Is Best
September 2014 article from the Times of San Diego

Inkling Etextbook MBA Webinar


Inkling has released a recorded version of the MBA webinar that they hosted on Wednesday, February 22nd. It is now available on their educators page.

I would highly suggest taking a look.




DePaul is launching a new synchronous learning platform called Collaborate during Spring Quarter 2012. If you are interested in potentially holding a synchronous class session in Collaborate, please submit this form to indicate your interest and a representative from Faculty Instructional Technology Services (FITS) will add you to a mailing list to receive updates when training opportunities and documentation become available.


Loop Campus Plans for G-8/NATO Summits


DePaul University has announced plans for the G-8/NATO Summits:

Because of the traffic congestion and disruptions anticipated in and around the Loop during the G-8/NATO summits, DePaul will close the Loop Campus from Friday, May 18, through Monday, May 21. There will be no access to Loop offices or classrooms. The Loop Campus will reopen on Tuesday, May 22.

Faculty scheduled to teach in the Loop on any of those days should watch their email for information on making alternative arrangements for affected class periods. Your options will include relocating Friday or Saturday classes to designated classrooms in Lincoln Park, rescheduling Monday classes for a weekend, creating an alternative assignment for students to pursue on their own in place of class or delivering instruction online for any of these days.

You will find information about online instruction, relocating and rescheduling classes on The Teaching Commons (, DePaul's central online teaching resource. As you prepare syllabi for spring quarter courses, please keep these options in mind. Classes at our Lincoln Park, O'Hare and suburban campuses will follow their normal schedules.

For the latest updates, including FAQs, from DePaul on how the summits will affect the university, visit Newsline Online's G-8/NATO summits information page:

We encourage everyone to update their contact information for DPU Alert, our emergency notification system. To do so, log into Campus Connection, click Demographic Portfolio on the left menu bar and select the DPU Alert option.

A number of exciting educational opportunities for DePaul will arise from these global summits, and they will be covered in Newsline and Newsline Online ( in the coming months. Faculty are including lessons related to this unprecedented, back-to-back gathering of world leaders in Chicago into some of their courses.

What does this mean for Commerce faculty?
There are two recommended options that you may choose to employ, that will allow you to cover material that your students would otherwise miss:

1: Pre-recorded Content
Your presentation can be recorded beforehand, and then made available to your students via Desire2Learn. Please contact James Moore or Josh Lund if this is something you would like to do.

2: Live (Synchronous)Webinar
You can teach your class at a distance, using the Wimba Classroom (or Blackboard Collaborate - the successor to Wimba Classroom) and Desire2Learn. Please contact James Moore or Josh Lund if this is something you would like to do.

A dedicated webinar training session will be offered to Commerce faculty on April 24th from 10-11 a.m. as part of Technology Tuesdays. You can register for this training here:

Online documentation and training for using Wimba can be found here. FITS and Teaching Commons are working on Blackboard Collaborate faculty resources.

Contact Information

James Moore
Director of Online Learning, College of Commerce
Telephone: +1 (312) 362-5701

Josh Lund
FITS Consultant to The College of Commerce
Telephone: +1 (312) 362-6689
Cellphone: +1 (630) 962-9764


Practical Lecture Capture In & Out of the Classroom

Panopto is hosting a webinar on lecture capture on the 18th May. This sounds like an excellent webinar to join. Full details are below:

Practical Lecture Capture . . . . In & Out of the Classroom

5 Leading Experts from Across the United States Talk About More than A Dozen Effective Strategies For Lecture Capture

“Hear from and talk to users of lecture capture to learn how their institutions, faculty and students are using Lecture Capture software to enable teaching and learning in any venue. Experts from across the United States participate in this Customer Experience Forum. More than 5 experts and many use cases are provided during this Forum. Institutions: Cal State; University of The Sciences; University of Colorado; Concordia; Suffolk.”

  • Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2011
  • Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Chicago Time)

You can register here.

Lecture Capture Systems in the Cloud


Sonic Foundry has an upcoming webinar that should be of interest, “Lecture Capture Systems in the Cloud: Why New York Law School Outsourced Hosting for Campus-Wide Capture” on March 22.

More information can be found


BigBlueButton: Open Source Web Conferencing

Massimo Di Pierro shared an interesting resource with me: BigBlueButton

BigBlueButton is an open source solution that supports sharing of slides (PDF and PPT), video, chat, voice (using Asterisk), and desktops. The support site for BigBlueButton is a little sparse at the moment, but this looks to be an extremely useful (and cheap) way of running a webinar or videoconference.

Well worth checking out.
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