Let’s TaTango!

In an effort to make sure students PAY ATTENTION to the several scholarship opportunities available to them, Dean DiAngelo has invited them to join his “Texting” network.  Today’s students are more likely to access their text messages than their emails. To monopolize on this, the Dean sent all undergraduate students an initial email message, asking them to join his texting group.  Students were given instructions on how to join the group, and assured that only important scholarship or HSB information would be sent using this platform.  As an incentive, all students who registered by March 16 were eligible for a raffle of an iPod shuffle.


The Dean is using Tatango to facilitate this venture. Tatango is a Web 2.0 service, used to send group text messages from a computer or mobile phone, to reach all members simultaneously. To date, 440 students have joined and are receiving these important notices.  Please encourage your students to join, if they have not done so. Following are the steps to join the platform:



Join HSBDEAN Tatango:

  1. Go to: https://www.tatango.com/join/7158-E1ODAuO
  2. Click Join Group
  3. Enter your  name and mobile phone number

A join code will be sent to your mobile phone. Enter this code online to complete the registration.

Horizon Wimba Training

Wimba (Horizon Live) is now integrated into all our Blackboard courses, as well as the Online Pharmaceutical Marketing courses, hosted on eCollege. Anyone interested in participating in a seminar to see how area schools are using this tool, please see registration details below.  All are welcome to attend!


Date: Thursday, April 2, 2009 12:00 pm EDT


Presenters: Wimba and area schools


Location:Villanova University

Bartley Hall Room 1011 – 800 Lancaster Avenue

Villanova, PA 19085 US


Join us for a light lunch and an informative seminar. Learn how to enhance learning, improve outcomes, and increase student retention rate in your online program.


Register Here: http://www.wimba.com/company/events/1480


Description: With the emergence and fast-paced evolution of distance learning, educators are challenged by, and seeking ways to offer effective online classes that are innovative and imaginative. During this seminar you will hear how Villanova University and other area schools successfully increased student engagement and class interaction by incorporating collaborative, active learning methods into physical and virtual classrooms. These elements of collaboration include voice, video, social presence, chat, application sharing and content. This presentation will demonstrate how better learning outcomes can be more easily achieved in online courses when collaboration tools are included.


A Taste of Hawk Hill launches SJU Online Store Venture

Saint Joseph’s University recently licensed, on a subscription basis, Touchnet Marketplace software to develop online stores . One of the major benefits of MarketPlace is that stores can be developed without I.T. programming support, so users can independently manage and control their sites.  Universities are using MarketPlace to:

  • Register and pay for conferences, camps, Study Abroad programs, etc.
  • Sell tickets to events
  • Sell University products and services
  • Promote and register for alumni events;  support alumni giving
  • Register and pay for career services events
  • Register and pay for professional development courses

The Marketplace platform integrates directly with Banner, so that payments made through it will go to selected department budget lines.  Each area of campus has a designated Marketplace manager to develop stores for that division.  Peggy Allen (pallen@sju.edu) is the Market Place Merchant Manager for HSB.  Please contact her for any requests.

The first Marketplace site launched for SJU is A Taste of Hawk Hill site.  Please visit this site to see what the platform offers.  And, while  there, be sure to purchase a ticket for the event!