Month: August 2016

Blackboard outage scheduled for 6:00AM—8:00AM on Aug. 26th

Posted by on August 25, 2016

EdTech has scheduled a short Blackboard outage for the early-morning hours of 6:00AM—8:00AM on Friday, Aug. 26th. This outage should allow us to fix the persistent issues related to the Blackboard notification system. We regret any inconvenience this outage may represent. If you have questions please call us at (573) 341-4131 or email us at […]

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Blackboard Notifications Not Working

Posted by on August 23, 2016

The “Notifications” feature in Blackboard is not working. EdTech is aware of this issue and is working with the vendor to implement a fix. We regret any inconvenience this is causing you. In other news, the notification feature in Canvas works great, and allows you to easily set your preferences about exactly how and when you’d […]

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A Memo to My Students Re: College and the Real World

Posted by on August 17, 2016

What happens in college and what you’ll be doing in your career aren’t the same, but they aren’t as different as many of you seem to think.

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A Learner-Centered Syllabus Helps Set the Tone for Learning

Posted by on August 17, 2016

A learner-centered syllabus can take many forms, but often includes shared decision-making, a rationale for course objectives and tips for staying on track.

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Trying Something New? Seven Things that Boost Success Rates

Posted by on August 16, 2016

Trying a new quizzing strategy, assignment, or group activity? There are things you can do to boost the chance of success when you roll out something new.

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Teaching Quantitative Problem-Solving Skills

Posted by on August 16, 2016

Teach problem-solving by guiding STEM students through complete or partially worked-out problems and derivations using the TAPPS active-learning structure.

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Scheduled Blackboard Outage on Thursday, Aug. 11th, 5PM—8PM

Posted by on August 8, 2016

Blackboard will be unavailable for a short period on Thursday, Aug. 11th, from 5PM—8PM for a cumulative update security patch. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact EdTech at (573) 341-4131

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Using Clickers in Fall 2016?

Posted by on August 3, 2016

If you are planning to use clickers in your FALL 2016 classes, please visit the clicker registration page (linked below) to register your classes by Friday, August 12. https://itweb.mst.edu/auth-cgi-bin/cgiwrap/clickers/request_clickers.pl   This information helps EdTech prepare the classrooms for clicker technology and also alerts the bookstore about the number of clickers to purchase. If you haven’t […]

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Will You Be Using Tegrity Lecture Capture For FALL 2016?

Posted by on August 3, 2016

Do you plan to use Tegrity lecture capture during FALL 2016? If so, then Educational Technology will need to gather some basic information from you so that we may prepare any room(s) in which you will be teaching with the appropriate technology. Please visit the link below and click the link for the appropriate survey […]

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Summer 2016 Tegrity Recordings To Be Purged Aug. 15th!

Posted by on August 3, 2016

Educational Technology (EdTech) will be purging ALL recorded Summer 2016 course sessions stored in Tegrity on Monday, August 15th, 2016. Missouri S&T’s usage agreement with Tegrity limits us to only 500 hours of recordings per semester. This means we MUST remove all recordings from Tegrity at the end of each semester in order to ensure […]

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