Month: October 2013

USING CLICKERS IN SPRING 2014?

Posted by on October 29, 2013

If you are planning to use clickers in your Spring 2014 classes, please visit the clicker registration page (linked below) to register your classes by Wednesday, November 27, 2013: https://itweb.mst.edu/auth-cgi-bin/cgiwrap/clickers/request_clickers.pl This information helps EdTech prepare the classrooms for clicker technology and also alerts the bookstore about the number of clickers to purchase. If you haven’t […]

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Tegrity Service Restored

Posted by on October 23, 2013

Tegrity service has now been restored.  Classes may now be viewed under Tegrity Classes in Blackboard, and any recordings created during the outage should automatically upload to Tegrity’s servers. If you are an instructor who created a recording during the outage and it has not uploaded by this afternoon, please submit a ticket so that […]

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Tegrity Service Interruption

Posted by on October 23, 2013

Educational Technology became aware of an interruption in Tegrity service at 10:03 this morning.  The vendor has been notified, and is currently working on restoring service. Until Tegrity service is restored, all Tegrity videos will be unavailable for viewing and starting a new recording through Blackboard will not be possible. If you are an instructor […]

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CLC Software Request Process for SPRING 2014 Now Open!

Posted by on October 16, 2013

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. The software request web-based application is available on the EdTech web site. 1. Go to edtech.mst.edu/clc/. 2. Click Request Software (Faculty). Please enter all software requests before close of […]

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Teaching Creativity in Science

Posted by on October 16, 2013

I found an old post (December 2011) on Emory University’s eScience Commons blog about teaching creativity in science. In this post, the author refers to a professor at Emory University who says that more creativity needs to be taught in the undergraduate classes. Admittedly, the foundational classes in science such as Physics, Chemistry, and Calculus […]

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Bb TIPS AND TRICKS: Organizing Content

Posted by on October 9, 2013

Educational Technology recently conducted some open forums (Sep 4 and Oct 2, 2013) with students and faculty regarding how useful Blackboard is as a Learning Management System. These open forums provided EdTech with a great deal of interesting feedback. Among the feedback we received from students was the idea that Blackboard is difficult to navigate […]

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Online Survey and Open Forum Winners Selected!

Posted by on October 4, 2013

Participants in the LMS review’s online survey and open forums had the opportunity to enter for a prize after sharing their opinions.  The winners are: Faculty Dan Reardon Amber Henslee Students Robert Fallon Sonia Franz Congratulations to the winners, and a big thank you to everyone who attended the open forums and filled out the […]

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E-Learning Essentials Interactive Guide

Posted by on October 3, 2013

I was perusing around the Centers for Disease Control Website over the weekend and I came across a very interesting resource. If you’re not into the whole CDC thing, don’t worry, it has absolutely nothing to do with disease or panic. The CDC has developed an online tool called the “E-Learning Essentials Interactive Guide” for […]

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REMINDER: iPad U and EdTech U on Thursday, October 3rd

Posted by on October 3, 2013

Educational Technology will be hosting iPad U and EdTech U on Thursday, October 3. 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 U, we encourage you to experiment with apps to discover their full potential. […]

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Blackboard Open Forum Happening Now!

Posted by on October 2, 2013

The 2nd Blackboard open forum is occurring now in the Havener Center atrium. Stop by and share your opinions in a visual voting format! The forum will continue until 1:00PM!

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