VoiceThread Maintenance Scheduled for July 18th, 2015

VoiceThread will be performing system updates on Saturday, July 18 from 12:00 AM to 8:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time. VoiceThread will be unavailable from 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM, and service will be available but slow from 2:00 AM to 8:00 AM.

Date: 07/18/2015
Expected duration: 8 hours
VoiceThread unavailable: 12:00 AM – 2:00 AM EDT
VoiceThread service slow: 2:00 AM – 8:00 AM EDT

If you have any questions or experience any issues after the update, please let us know immediately by emailing edtech@mst.edu or submitting a ticket to the IT Help Desk at (573) 341-4357


Blackboard Back to Normal (mostly)

Blackboard services are largely restored. We are seeing a few lingering effects from last week's Blackboard problems, but they are being dealt with on a case-by-case at this time and are NOT part of any continuing problems with Blackboard. If … [Continue reading]

TEGRITY Courses Purged at End of Semester – SPRING 2015

IMPORTANT! Please read the following message VERY carefully! Educational Technology (EdTech) will be purging ALL course sessions stored in Tegrity at close of business on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Missouri S&T’s usage agreement with Tegrity … [Continue reading]

Will You Be Using Tegrity Lecture Capture For SUMMER/FALL 2015?

Do you plan to use Tegrity lecture capture during SUMMER/FALL 2015? 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]

Black Man’s Think Tank Hosts “A Conversation on Learning” on May 4 at 6 p.m. in Havener Center

The Black Man’s Think Tank will be hosting an event called “A Conversation on Learning” on Monday, May 4, at 6 p.m. in St. Pat’s A of the Havener Center. George Holmes (ghbn8@mst.edu), President of the Black Man’s Think Tank, is the point of … [Continue reading]

Online Learning Consortium Effective Practice Award 2015 – Angie Hammons & Amy Skyles

Angie Hammons (left) and Amy Skyles (right) with their OLC Effective Practice Award 2015

Angie Hammons, Manager of Educational Technology at Missouri S&T, and Amy Skyles, an Instructional Designer for EdTech recently accepted the 2015 Sloan-C Effective Practice Award from the Online Learning Consortium. They received the award for … [Continue reading]

Having issues with VDI and VM usage?

If you’re experiencing difficulties when using the VDI or VM tools, please help us to best troubleshoot the issue by keeping the following tips in mind: Please notify the IT Help Desk as soon as possible! Timely problem reporting helps us to … [Continue reading]

Reminder to Instructors: Back Up Your Important Blackboard Course Content!

As the halcyon days of preserving all your hardcopy teaching materials in a big metal file cabinet draw to a close, the need for stable (i.e. redundant) digital record-keeping increases. Take control of your own destiny and make a local backup copy … [Continue reading]

S&T’s DELTA lab project to receive a 2015 Effective Practice Award from the Online Learning Consortium

The Online Learning Consortium—formerly the Sloan Consortium—has recognized S&T’s DELTA labs (Delivering Experiential Labs To All) project as an outstanding work in the field of online education. The DELTA labs project was recognized based on its … [Continue reading]

Westward Ho; The EdTech team is going to Colorado!

The S&T EdTech team was recently invited to speak at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO to share information about how they support faculty with respect to teaching and learning. Later this month, several key members of the S&T EdTech … [Continue reading]