Archives for January 2014

Desire 2 Learn Product Demo

d2lRepresentatives from D2L recently visited campus to demo their learning management system in an open forum for faculty, staff, and students as part of the ongoing Learning Management System review.  For those unable to attend, the demo provided by the D2L representatives can be viewed online.  For more information about Missouri S&T’s LMS review process and committee, please visit

Watch Desire 2 Learn LMS demo

EdTech U Open House on THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, in IDE Room 105!

EdTechU-logo-2-thumb-250x162-27701Educational Technology will be hosting an extended session of EdTech U on Thursday, January 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. in Interdisciplinary Engineering (IDE) Room 105.

This is an opportunity for instructors to get some last-minute assistance in preparing their courses for Spring 2014. EdTech staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide support for Blackboard, clickers/TurningPoint, Tegrity, and any other technologies that we support.

Attendees will also be entered into the semester-long raffle for a prize to be drawn at the end of the semester.

EdTech will continue to host EdTech U on Thursdays during the semester (excluding St. Pat’s and Spring Break) from 2 to 4 p.m. in IDE 105.

We look forward to seeing you there!



Learning Management System Review Process – The Next Phase (Blackboard Demo)


After reviewing results from surveys and open forums, examining data on current LMS usage at Missouri S&T, and collecting input from faculty representing a range of use cases, the LMS committee reached a unanimous decision on October 30th: Blackboard may not be adequately meeting the needs of Missouri S&T faculty and students, and should be evaluated against alternative learning management systems to determine the best fit for our campus.

The committee recommended that Blackboard and 2-3 additional LMS alternatives be evaluated in an actual course environment beginning as soon as January.

Blackboard will host a presentation on Wednesday, January 22 at 10:00 a.m. in the Maramec/Gasconade Room in the Havener Center.

All faculty and students are welcome to attend!

For more information and updates about the Learning Management System review process, please visit: