Archives for October 2015

Still getting Blackboard errors when submitting or viewing assignments?

Assignments submitted to courses between approximately 4PM-6PM on Oct. 26th were corrupted or only partially uploaded. If you submitted an assignment on Oct 26th from 4PM-6PM you were likely affected by this disruption of service.

Assignment submissions from that time window must be cleared and resubmitted. Instructors, you’ll have to clear the assignment submissions. Students, you’ll have to resubmit the assignment.

We at EdTech regret any inconvenience this failure has caused you, and we are working busily to minimize the impact of this Blackboard outage. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact either Malcolm Hays ( or Razmus Kerwin (

Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve the consequences of this Blackboard outage.

CLC Software Request Process for SPRING 2016 Now Open!

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
  1. Click Request Software (Faculty).

Please enter all software requests before close of business on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6th, 2015.

Software must be requested for each semester in which it will be used!

Software currently available in each of the CLCs on campus can be found on EdTech’s CLC index page.


  1. DO submit requests in a timely manner to ensure the best possible support from IT and EdTech.
  2. DO submit requests for software that is already installed. This helps IT and EdTech determine how each application is currently being used and which licenses need to be renewed.
  3. DO submit requests for software for which the license has not been acquired. We need to know which software is requested to obtain the proper licenses!

 We appreciate your cooperation!

Questions, comments, or concerns about the CLC Request process can be sent to

Missouri S&T – Teaching Partners

Missouri University of Science and Technology


Over the past year CERTI and EdTech, in partnership with faculty, have worked to create the Teaching Partners program.  This program is designed to be a confidential voluntary professional development service coordinated through EdTech and CERTI and trained faculty mentors using collgial peer coaching to improve or expand approaches to teaching through classroom observation and discussion.  This is a completely voluntary program that is about instructors coming together and discussing best practices in teaching and learning.

Benefits, Impact and Process of Early Course Evaluations | Center for Teaching Excellence | Duquesne University


Feedback has an impact but it’s how you interpret that feedback that can be the most beneficial.  This website gives five tips on how you should interpret feedback.  It is based on an article written by Connie Buskist and Jan Hogan. 

One of the best pieces of advice was shared at the latest Curator’s Teaching Summit. Read the feedback that you’ve received and then put it in your desk and walk away. Don’t look at it for a week and when you come back to look at again the feedback will appear more constructive and not as first appeared.

BLACKBOARD MAINTENANCE: Sunday, October 18, 2015

IT will be performing Blackboard maintenance on Sunday, October 18, 2015, starting at midnight.

Blackboard will be unavailable for approximately 4 hours between midnight and to 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 18.

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