Archives for September 2015

VoiceThread Maintenance

VoiceThread will be performing database maintenance on Sunday, Oct. 11th from 12:00 AM to 1:00 AM. VoiceThread will be unavailable during that time.

BLACKBOARD MAINTENANCE: Sunday, September 20, 2015

IT will be performing Blackboard maintenance on Sunday, September 20, 2015, starting at midnight.

Blackboard will be unavailable for approximately 4 hours between midnight and to 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 20.

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

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Teaching and Learning Technology Conference 2016


Educational Technology at Missouri University of Science and Technology is now accepting presentation proposals for the 9th Annual Teaching and Learning Technology Conference, scheduled for March 17-18, 2016. Interested presenters can download a copy of the Call for Presentation form at the TLT 2016 website or click one of the links below:

Call for Presentations: Word Document

Call for Presentations: PDF

The theme for this year’s conference is Learning to Learn. EdTech is looking for presentations that demonstrate how innovations in teaching and technology have helped students develop lifelong learning skills.

The opening keynote speaker will be Linda Nilson, Ph.D., Founding Director of the Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation, Clemson University.

We are trying something new this year with our sessions. We have several options for different types of sessions. View the submission forms for details:

  • Standard session (45-60 minutes)
  • “Learning Stack” short session (15-25 minutes)
  • Poster sessions (displayed at Vendor Reception)

Proposals will be accepted until Friday, November 20, 2015. Decisions regarding acceptance will be made by Friday, December 11, 2015. Accepted presenters will be notified between Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you do not hear back from us by then, then feel free to contact us by email ( or by phone (573-341-4131).

iThenticate Maintenance on Saturday, Sep. 19 From 9AM to 1PM

The iThenticate service will be undergoing a short maintenance period, and may be intermittently unavailable on September 19th from 9AM to 1PM. If you think this may affect you, please plan accordingly to minimize any disruption to your work.