Month: October 2012

eFellows Community of Practice Meeting on Monday, November 5, 2012

Posted by on October 30, 2012

EdTech is hosting an eFellows Community of Practice meeting on Monday, November 5, 2012, from Noon to 1 p.m. in Interdisciplinary Engineering Room 206. EdTech will provide dessert and beverages (please bring your own brown bag lunch). FOCUS: Course Overview and Instructions How will students know where to find things in my course? How difficult […]

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IT Cleanup of Spring and Summer 2010 Blackboard Courses

Posted by on October 19, 2012

IT will be performing a cleanup of all Blackboard courses older than two years as part of Missouri S&T’s two year Blackboard course retention policy, starting on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. This will ONLY affect Spring (SP2010) and Summer (SS2010) courses in Blackboard! Every instructor will receive an email indicating which courses are scheduled for […]

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eFellows Community of Practice Meeting on Monday, October 22, 2012

Posted by on October 18, 2012

EdTech is hosting an eFellows Community of Practice meeting on Monday, October, 22, 2012, from Noon to 1 p.m. in Interdisciplinary Engineering Room 206. EdTech will provide dessert and beverages (please bring your own brown bag lunch). The eFellows Community of Practice (CoP) is made up of instructors who have gone through the eFellows program […]

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CLC Software Request Process for SPRING 2013 Now Open!

Posted by on October 15, 2012

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. It is very important to submit requests in a timely manner to ensure the best possible support from IT and EdTech. We appreciate your cooperation! The software request web-based […]

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Blackboard Collaborate Outage

Posted by on October 9, 2012

At 6:45 p.m. tonight, October 9, 2012 an email was sent to faculty identified as S&T Blackboard Collaborate users. Subject: Blackboard Collaborate Outage – Update Attention: Instructors using Blackboard Collaborate Missouri S&T’s Blackboard (Bb) Collaborate has been unavailable since Monday, October 8th. It is believed this outage is an unexpected consequence of a maintenance procedure. […]

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Blackboard Maintenance on Sunday, October 7, 2012

Posted by on October 3, 2012

IT will be performing Blackboard maintenance on Sunday, October 7, 2012, starting at 12:00 a.m. Blackboard will be unavailable for 4-6 hours between midnight and 6 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 http://help.mst.edu.

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Blackboard Collaborate Upgrade on Thursday, October 4, 2012

Posted by on October 3, 2012

EdTech will be upgrading the Blackboard Collaborate building block inside of Blackboard on Thursday, October 4, 2012, starting at 5 p.m. Blackboard Collaborate will be unavailable for approximately 1 hour (5 – 6 p.m.) during the upgrade process. Blackboard Collaborate is a virtual classroom available to all Blackboard courses. For more information about Collaborate, visit: […]

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AMY’S PONDERINGS: Addressing Failure Rates in Introductory Courses

Posted by on October 1, 2012

— Written by Amy Skyles — With the increase in class sizes and workload for faculty, it’s often difficult to gauge student learning from day to day. Designing a course to include several formative assessments can greatly enhance student success. The Faculty Focus article, “An Approach that Decreases Failure Rates in Introductory Courses” provides several […]

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2nd Call for Proposals for the eFellows Program

Posted by on October 1, 2012

The Office of the Provost, along with Educational Technology (EdTech), is issuing a second call for participation in the 2013 eFellows program. This program is an opportunity for instructors to redesign their courses to incorporate more technology, with the overall goal of improving student performance. This round of proposals will only be for Tier 2 […]

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