Archives for December 2016

Five Ways to Make Your Online Classrooms More Interactive

The online classroom can sometimes feel isolating for students and faculty. Here are five ways you can build a sense of community in your online courses.

Source: www.facultyfocus.com

This article has 5 great suggestions for building community in your online course. We take a lot of things for granted in our face to face class and it’s only when we move online that we realize how much. Building community from the very beginning of your course is important to overall student success.  Do you do any of these?

Teaching and Learning Technology Conference 2017 – REGISTRATION OPEN!

TLT-X-01-medRegistration for the Teaching and Learning Technology Conference 2017 (aka “TLT X”) on March 16 and 17, 2017 is now OPEN!

THEME: Celebrating Excellence in Teaching

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Web-based registration is now available at:

http://tlt.mst.edu/registration/

Registration for this event is FREE for all participants!

Details about our conference can be found on the conference web site:

http://tlt.mst.edu

We look forward to seeing you at our conference in March!

A Memo to Students about Studying for Finals

The end of the semester is rarely pretty. You’re tired. I’m tired. We both have too much to do, and you’re feeling the pressure to perform well on finals.

Source: www.facultyfocus.com

This article contains some helpful information for students as they prepare for finals.

TEGRITY Courses Purged at End of Semester – FS2016

IMPORTANT! Please read the following message VERY carefully!

Educational Technology (EdTech) will be purging ALL course sessions stored in Tegrity at close of business on Friday, January 6, 2017.

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 we have enough space available for recordings in the next semester.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU:

If you used Tegrity lecture capture to record your class sessions, those recordings will be removed permanently from Tegrity’s servers. This includes any recordings in your private course. All Tegrity users are given a private course in addition to their regular courses (listed as “<NAME> Private Course” in the course list inside of Tegrity).

If you would like to maintain any recordings (for archival purposes), the link below shows how to download the recordings for storage:

http://edtech.mst.edu/support/tegrity/downloadrecording/

NOTE: In previous semesters, it was possible for instructors and students to “subscribe” to a Tegrity recording as a podcast through iTunes. The current version of Tegrity is apparently having difficulty interfacing properly with the most recent versions of iTunes. This means that iTunes no longer downloads the Tegrity recordings properly.

Any instructor who would like assistance in backing up their Tegrity recordings is strongly encouraged to contact the Help Desk at 573-341-HELP or online at help.mst.edu. EdTech will be glad to provide that assistance.

More information about Tegrity lecture capture can be found at:

http://edtech.mst.edu/support/tegrity/