Tegrity will be undergoing maintenance on Sunday, March 1st from 1:00AM-5:00AM

The Tegrity lecture capture software will be unavailable for a short period this Sunday while undergoing a software maintenance process. This maintenance is expected to solve the browser permission issues resulting from the most recent Tegrity update. Tegrity is the only service to be affected; Blackboard and Canvas services will be unaffected.

If you have questions or difficulties, please contact the IT Help Desk at (573) 341-4357

Using Tegrity? You must explicitly allow it to run in your browser.

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The Tegrity lecture capture software was recently updated, and this update is causing browsers to flag Tegrity as a potentially unsafe program. This situation can cause problems when attempting to record or playback video; it may appear that the … [Continue reading]

Instructors: S&T connect is now used for sending Academic Alerts

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S&T Connect is the new system for sending out Academic Alerts. Instead of sending out an “Alert”, you “Raise a Flag.” As before, challenged students and their academic advisors will receive a copy of your communication so that corrective actions … [Continue reading]

“Electronic Blackboard” technology of the 1960’s – A quick look back

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Did you know that electronic learning systems have been in use at American universities for over 50 years now? While Blackboard itself isn’t quite that old, its predecessors such as the PLATO (Programmed Logic for Automated Teaching Operations) … [Continue reading]

BigBlueButton – Your Bad Weather Backup Plan

Bad weather happens, but that doesn’t mean you have to cancel class. Instead, hold class online with BigBlueButton! BigBlueButton is a free-to-use virtual classroom integrated into Blackboard. To use BigBlueButton, simply create a meeting room, … [Continue reading]

Teaching and Learning Technology 2015–Register Now!

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Turnitin or iThenticate – Which is right for you, and which is right for your students?

The Missouri S&T campus subscribes to two different originality-checking services. Both are free to use, but each serves a different audience. To best use each tool, carefully match your needs and desired outcomes to what each tool … [Continue reading]

BLACKBOARD MAINTENANCE: Sunday, February 15, 2015

IT will be performing Blackboard maintenance on Sunday, February 15, 2015, starting at midnight. Blackboard will be unavailable for approximately 6 hours between midnight and noon. Please contact the Help Desk with questions about this or any … [Continue reading]

Metacognition And Learning: Strategies For Instructional Design

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"Metacognitive strategies facilitate learning how to learn. You can incorporate these, as appropriate, into eLearning courses, social learning experiences, pre- and post-training activities and other formal or informal learning experiences."Source: … [Continue reading]

“Thinking About One’s Thinking” Metacognition | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University

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Vanderbilt UniversitySource: cft.vanderbilt.eduThis link has two articles in it. It defines what Metacognition is and gives some practical ways to implement it in learning.  How often do you stop during a lecture (or other activity) and give … [Continue reading]