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 questions about this or any other IT issue at 573-341-HELP (4357) or submit an online Help Request at

Will You Be Using Tegrity Lecture Capture For SUMMER / FALL 2016?

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

The Last Class Session: How to Make It Count | Faculty Focus


First and last classes are the bookends that hold a semester together. How can we finish the semester with the same energy we had at the start? A few ideas:Source: www.facultyfocus.comAt the beginning of the academic year we talked about how to make … [Continue reading]

2017 eFellows Program Call for Proposals

Would you like to redesign your course for a blended or online audience? Would you like to make some important changes to improve student success? Then the Provost’s eFellows Program might be just what you need! The eFellows Program is designed to … [Continue reading]

You’re Going to Want to Write This Down – Faculty Focus


Am I alone in this kind of mental ritual? Or do all of us regularly forget what we’ve heard, read, or learned ... in this case, about teaching and learning?Source: www.facultyfocus.comI fall into the trap that Dr. Weimer mentions. I take notes … [Continue reading]

CLC Software Request Process for SUMMER/FALL 2016 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. IMPORTANT FOR FALL 2016! IT is planning on upgrading CLC … [Continue reading]

Thank You for Attending TLT 2016!


We are sincerely grateful to everyone who attended TLT 2016, as a regular visitor, a presenter, a sponsor, or one of our assistants. We especially want to take a moment to thank all of the people who donated their time and energy to present at our … [Continue reading]

Sustainable Education Experience (SEE) Event on Friday, March 18, 2016


The campus is invited to a special event Global Learning is hosting, the Sustainable Education Experience (SEE). As part of the Teaching and Learning Technology Conference, the SEE event will showcase the benefits of Distance Education at Missouri … [Continue reading]

VDI Maintenance on Thursday, February 4, 2016

IT will updating of the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) systems on Thursday, February 4, starting at around 10 p.m. This will result in a 30-minute outage of VMWare View services during the maintenance window (10 p.m. – 2 a.m. on … [Continue reading]

Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class


Four quick ways to shift students’ attention from life’s distractions to your course content.Source: chronicle.comOne of the more challenging aspects to teaching is to start each class in the right way. This means getting students to put … [Continue reading]