Archives for May 2011

Reminder: CLCs and Classrooms are upgrading to Windows 7

Windows7-small.png EdTech and IT will be upgrading all of the computers in the classrooms and several of the Computer Learning Centers (CLCs) to the Windows 7 operating

Classroom upgrades will be completed by June 6, 2011. Several of the CLCs have been upgraded. Throughout
the summer, several others will be converted. ALL CLCs are expected to be
upgraded to Windows 7 by Summer 2012.

CLCs which have already been upgraded are as follows:


V.H. McNutt Hall 130

V.H. McNutt Hall B12

Toomey Hall 251

Toomey Hall 345

Pace Lab (Toomey Hall)

Thomas Jefferson Residence Hall

CLCs scheduled to be upgraded over the summer include:

Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering 115

Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering 122

Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering 313

Computer Science 206

Computer Science 212/213

Quadrangle Residence Hall

Residential College

A basic video introduction on Windows 7 is available at:

Windows 7 has many more features than XP or Vista, and most
of the features that exist in all versions of Windows have been improved for
Windows 7. This change is for the betterment of the students as well as the
faculty and staff of Missouri S&T.

for news and updates regarding Windows 7 on campus.

Contact the Help Desk at (573) 341-HELP or
for assistance in using Windows 7 or to request a copy of Windows 7 for a
campus-owned machine.

Blackboard Maintenance on Sunday, May 15, 2011

IT will be performing Blackboard maintenance on Sunday, May 15, 2011, starting at 12:00 a.m.

Blackboard will be unavailable for 4 hours between midnight and 4 a.m.

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

Uploading Grades from into Joe’SS from Blackboard

In Fall 2010, the Registrar’s Office, IT, and EdTech collaborated to improve the grade features of both Joe’SS and Blackboard. It is now possible to import grades directly into Joe’SS from Blackboard.

  1. Two new columns are available in all Blackboard courses – JoeSS Midterm and JoeSS Final Grade. These columns allow instructors to retrieve grades directly from Blackboard into Joe’SS at midterm and at the end of the semester. Instructors need to type in the letter grades for all students in these columns.
  2. A button is available in the Grade Roster of Joe’SS – retrieve grades from blackboard. Clicking this button will automatically populate the Grade Roster in Joe’SS with grades from Blackboard.
  3. The Student ID column in Blackboard is automatically populated with student numbers. This is the link between Joe’SS and Blackboard.

For more information on grading policies and Joe’SS, please contact the Registrar’s Office.

For more information on using the new columns in Blackboard, visit the online documentation available at:

Contact the Help Desk at 573-341-HELP or online at to submit a help ticket in the event of technical difficulties with Joe’SS or Blackboard.