Archives for February 2015

Fall Semester 2014 Blackboard Courses Become Unavailable on Friday, February 6th, 2015

IT and Educational Technology will make Blackboard courses for Fall Semester 2014 “unavailable” to students at 3:00PM on Friday, February 6th, 2015.

Fall Semester 2014 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 online at

WEBINAR: Delivering Experiential Labs To All (DELTA) on Tuesday, February 10 at 1 p.m. (CST)

DELTA-LogoAmy Skyles, an Instructional Designer from Missouri S&T’s Educational Technology group, will be hosting a webinar through the Online Learning Consortium on Tuesday, February 10, at 1 p.m. (CST).

Amy will be discussing how DELTA labs are not just designed to reach a broader audience, they are designed to be as pedagogically sound as an on-campus course. Every course that is currently using DELTA labs has been analyzed individually and tailored to meet the specific outcomes for that particular course. DELTA labs are NOT simply simulations—they are real labs conducted in new and innovative ways to cover the key concepts students should be learning in the laboratory course.

Amy—as well as other members of the EdTech team—work closely with each faculty member to provide instructional design feedback and maximize the learning outcomes for a redesigned, online DELTA lab course.

Anyone interested in instructional design or laboratory redesign are invited to attend.

Visit the link below to register for this event!

Faculty Workshop – “Get Students to Focus on Learning Instead of Grades”

All S&T instructors are welcome to attend this workshop. The session will focus on the importance of helping students acquire simple but effective learning strategies based on cognitive science principles. Participants will engage in strategies designed to help students significantly improve learning while transforming their attitudes about the meaning of learning.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
Noon-1:30 PM, lunch provided
Where: St. Pat’s Ballroom A
Presenter: Dr. Saundra McGuire, professor of chemistry and Director Emerita, Center for Academic Success, Louisiana State University

Please RSVP to: by Feb. 4; specify any dietary restrictions
Sponsored By: Center for Educational Research and Teaching Innovation (CERTI)


nsse-logoMake a difference for current and future Missouri S&T students…

In February 2016, freshman and seniors at S&T will be invited to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). This is your best opportunity to share your educational experiences at Missouri S&T through your involvement in campus-supported programs and activities.

Win prizes for participating in this survey!

Learn more about NSSE at