Blackboard Notifications Not Working

The “Notifications” feature in Blackboard is not working. EdTech is aware of this issue and is working with the vendor to implement a fix. We regret any inconvenience this is causing you. In other news, the notification feature in Canvas works great, and allows you to easily set your preferences about exactly how and when you’d like to be contacted.

A Memo to My Students Re: College and the Real World

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What happens in college and what you’ll be doing in your career aren’t the same, but they aren’t as different as many of you seem to think.Source: www.facultyfocus.comHow do we help students understand that what we are doing at the … [Continue reading]

A Learner-Centered Syllabus Helps Set the Tone for Learning

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A learner-centered syllabus can take many forms, but often includes shared decision-making, a rationale for course objectives and tips for staying on track.Source: www.facultyfocus.comYour syllabus can help you set the stage for a successful class. … [Continue reading]

Trying Something New? Seven Things that Boost Success Rates

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Trying a new quizzing strategy, assignment, or group activity? There are things you can do to boost the chance of success when you roll out something new.Source: www.facultyfocus.comIt's always scary to contemplate trying something new. That's why I … [Continue reading]

Teaching Quantitative Problem-Solving Skills

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Teach problem-solving by guiding STEM students through complete or partially worked-out problems and derivations using the TAPPS active-learning structure.Source: www.facultyfocus.comWe had the opportunity to read the book Teaching and Learning … [Continue reading]

Scheduled Blackboard Outage on Thursday, Aug. 11th, 5PM—8PM

Blackboard will be unavailable for a short period on Thursday, Aug. 11th, from 5PM—8PM for a cumulative update security patch. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact EdTech … [Continue reading]

Using Clickers in Fall 2016?

If you are planning to use clickers in your FALL 2016 classes, please visit the clicker registration page (linked below) to register your classes by Friday, August … [Continue reading]

Will You Be Using Tegrity Lecture Capture For FALL 2016?

Do you plan to use Tegrity lecture capture during FALL 2016? If so, then Educational Technology will need to gather some basic information from you so that we may prepare any room(s) in which you will be teaching with the appropriate … [Continue reading]

Summer 2016 Tegrity Recordings To Be Purged Aug. 15th!

Educational Technology (EdTech) will be purging ALL recorded Summer 2016 course sessions stored in Tegrity on Monday, August 15th, 2016. Missouri S&T’s usage agreement with Tegrity limits us to only 500 hours of recordings per semester. This … [Continue reading]

BLACKBOARD MAINTENANCE: Sunday, June 19, 2016

IT will be performing Blackboard maintenance on Sunday, June 19, 2016, starting at midnight. Blackboard will be unavailable for approximately 4 - 6 hours between midnight and to 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 19. Please contact the Help Desk with … [Continue reading]