Month: February 2015

Tegrity will be undergoing maintenance on Sunday, March 1st from 1:00AM-5:00AM

Posted by on February 27, 2015

The Tegrity lecture capture software will be unavailable for a short period this Sunday while undergoing a software maintenance process. This maintenance is expected to solve the browser permission issues resulting from the most recent Tegrity update. Tegrity is the only service to be affected; Blackboard and Canvas services will be unaffected. If you have […]

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Using Tegrity? You must explicitly allow it to run in your browser.

Posted by on February 27, 2015

The Tegrity lecture capture software was recently updated, and this update is causing browsers to flag Tegrity as a potentially unsafe program. This situation can cause problems when attempting to record or playback video; it may appear that the program has stalled or that nothing is happening, but the program is waiting for your permission […]

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Instructors: S&T connect is now used for sending Academic Alerts

Posted by on February 24, 2015

S&T Connect is the new system for sending out Academic Alerts. Instead of sending out an “Alert”, you “Raise a Flag.” As before, challenged students and their academic advisors will receive a copy of your communication so that corrective actions can be identified and taken. Here’s a quick visual tutorial to help you start using […]

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“Electronic Blackboard” technology of the 1960’s – A quick look back

Posted by on February 23, 2015

Did you know that electronic learning systems have been in use at American universities for over 50 years now? While Blackboard itself isn’t quite that old, its predecessors such as the PLATO (Programmed Logic for Automated Teaching Operations) system—pictured here—date back to the early 1960s, well before the implementation of the internet as we know […]

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BigBlueButton – Your Bad Weather Backup Plan

Posted by on February 17, 2015

Bad weather happens, but that doesn’t mean you have to cancel class. Instead, hold class online with BigBlueButton! BigBlueButton is a free-to-use virtual classroom integrated into Blackboard. To use BigBlueButton, simply create a meeting room, and let students know they are to join you in that meeting room. With BBB, you’ll have video, audio, and […]

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Turnitin or iThenticate – Which is right for you, and which is right for your students?

Posted by on February 13, 2015

The Missouri S&T campus subscribes to two different originality-checking services. Both are free to use, but each serves a different audience. To best use each tool, carefully match your needs and desired outcomes to what each tool offers. What are the key differences? • Turnitin was made specifically for classroom use; its focus is on […]

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BLACKBOARD MAINTENANCE: Sunday, February 15, 2015

Posted by on February 13, 2015

IT will be performing Blackboard maintenance on Sunday, February 15, 2015, starting at midnight. Blackboard will be unavailable for approximately 6 hours between midnight and noon. Please contact 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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Metacognition And Learning: Strategies For Instructional Design

Posted by on February 6, 2015

“Metacognitive strategies facilitate learning how to learn. You can incorporate these, as appropriate, into eLearning courses, social learning experiences, pre- and post-training activities and other formal or informal learning experiences.” Source: theelearningcoach.com This article provides ten strategies for incorporating metacognitive strategies into teaching and learning. Ask Questions Foster Self Reflection Encourage Self Questioning Teach Strategies […]

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“Thinking About One’s Thinking” Metacognition | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University

Posted by on February 6, 2015

Vanderbilt University Source: cft.vanderbilt.edu This link has two articles in it. It defines what Metacognition is and gives some practical ways to implement it in learning.  How often do you stop during a lecture (or other activity) and give students a chance to process what you have been saying or doing?  Sometimes, we get so […]

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