DELTA – Congratulations to Shayna Burchett & Klaus Woelk

Congratulations to Shayna Burchett and Klaus Woelk.  Both have been participating in the DELTA (Delivering Experiential Labs to All) project.  They have been working on a blended Chemistry redesign for Chemistry 1319 (or the old Chem 2).  There efforts were recently recognized by the American Chemical Society.  On March 24th, Shayna and Klaus were asked to present a talk about their efforts at the 249th ACS National Meeting & Exposition.  They have been working hard to transform this course and will be in full production in the fall.  This will allow them to offer this course to all students who are eligible in the fall (and taking Chemistry 1310).  The blended format allows them to have more students enrolled.  This will keep students on a better schedule in their coursework.  They have also worked to redesign each lab to provide the correct lab experiences students need and are rigorous to push students to work harder.  If you want more information on the DELTA project contact Amy Skyles (skylesa@mst.edu) in Educational Technology.

TLT 2015 Conference Presentations Now Available

Did you miss the 2015 Teaching and Learning Technology Conference? You can still watch some of the highlights! Videos from the TLT 2015 Conference: http://tlt.mst.edu/tlt2015/abstracts/ CanvasCon Sessions: … [Continue reading]

Congratulations Amy Skyles!

Congratulations to Amy Skyles! She has worked hard on the DELTA Lab initiative and just recently won the OLC Effective Practice Award. Check out the information on the award here … [Continue reading]

CLC Software Request Process for SUMMER / FALL 2015 Now Open!

EdTech is opening up the Computing Learning Center (CLC) software request process for instructors who need specific software packages installed in computer learning centers across campus. The software request web-based application is available on … [Continue reading]

Planned VDI outage on Friday the 13th, from 8:00AM-9:00AM

There will be a short period of unavailability for the VDI system while upgrading and rebooting the VDI servers. This maintenance will occur from 8:00AM-9:00AM on Friday, March 13th. Normal operation is scheduled to resume after the maintenance … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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]