Month: September 2013

FINAL REMINDER: Blackboard Open Forum on October 2, 2013

Posted by on September 30, 2013

Educational Technology will be hosting a second open forum about Blackboard and Learning Management Systems (LMS) in general on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the main atrium of the Havener Center. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Participants will be eligible to […]

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Setting Expectations: Social Media Guidelines

Posted by on September 27, 2013

When you use a social medium in your course such as a discussion board or blog, consider starting off with some guidelines. Some aspects of social media are very beneficial to education, while others are best avoided.  Establishing expectations early can stop problems before they start.Here’s an example set of guidelines to get you started:1. […]

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iPad U Open for Business on Thursday, October 3, IDE Room 104

Posted by on September 27, 2013

WALK-INS WELCOME! NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY! First Thursday of the Month! Noon to 1 p.m. in IDE 104 Bring your iPad and your ideas! WHAT IS iPad U? iPad U is a special session of EdTech U where EdTech staff and iPad users share ways to use the iPad to enhance teaching and learning. During iPad […]

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Statement from EdTech on New Building Blocks in Blackboard and Other Technologies

Posted by on September 23, 2013

Pearson Education recently sent an announcement to several instructors that a new building block for Blackboard was now available, similar to other publishing company building blocks (e.g. McGraw Hill Connect). We will not be able to deploy the Pearson building block at the beginning of the Fall semester 2012. We here in Educational Technology (EdTech) […]

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Call for Presentations: Missouri S&T Teaching and Learning Technology 2014 Conference

Posted by on September 18, 2013

Educational Technology is now accepting presentation proposals for the Seventh Annual Teaching and Learning Technology Conference, scheduled for March 13-14, 2014. Interested presenters can download a copy of the Call for Presentation form at the TLT 2014 website or click one of the links below: Call for Presentations: Word Document Call for Presentations: PDF Call […]

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New eFellows Selected for 2013-2014

Posted by on September 16, 2013

New eFellows have been selected for the 2013-2014 academic year. The eFellows program is an opportunity for instructors to redesign their courses to incorporate more technology, with the overall goal of improving student performance. Instructors can overhaul entire courses, designing from the ground up (Tier 1), or they can make relatively minor changes, changing only […]

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Blackboard Open Forum on Oct. 2, 2013

Posted by on September 16, 2013

Educational Technology will be hosting a second open forum about Blackboard and Learning Management Systems (LMS) in general on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the main atrium of the Havener Center. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided. As with the previous open […]

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REMINDER: Taking a hard look at Blackboard…how well does it measure up?

Posted by on September 13, 2013

Do you think Blackboard should have features that it doesn’t have?  Are there things you like about Blackboard that you don’t want changed?  How well is Blackboard supporting your teaching and learning needs?  If you don’t use Blackboard, why or why not? During the fall semester, Educational Technology will be working with a committee of […]

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Summer Semester 2013 Blackboard Courses Become Unavailable on Friday, September 13, 201

Posted by on September 12, 2013

IT and Educational Technology will make Blackboard courses for Summer Semester 2013 “unavailable” to students at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2013. Summer Semester 2013 courses will still be visible to instructors, but students will no longer see the courses. Questions or comments can be directed to the IT Help Desk at 573-341-HELP or […]

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