Month: August 2017

Clicker-Using Faculty: Please Read, This Is Critically Important!

Posted by on August 29, 2017

Hello S&T Instructors, The new TurningPoint 8.2.2 can now be synced with our instance of Canvas. We think this is a positive change that will benefit everyone, but first there is a minor inconvenience to deal with. If you’re using clickers, you MUST re-authorize TurningPoint to access data from Canvas (this is how the new […]

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Weekly Canvas Stats Digest: 21Aug—28Aug, Week 1

Posted by on August 28, 2017

Users – The first semester of the year started out strong with a steady uptick in Canvas usage actually beginning on Sunday, August 20 when cumulative student usage peaked at 2899 users. By Monday, that number had climbed to 5400 users. Wednesday saw the highest number of users at 7100. Participation then saw a steady […]

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Questions/Problems With Canvas? Come See Us In The Library!

Posted by on August 21, 2017

The semester has started, and that means we’re all logging into Canvas again! If you have questions or problems with the campus LMS, stop by the library this week and speak with an EdTech team member. Whatever your question or problem is, we can help you! EdTech will be in the library from 8:00AM–4:30PM on […]

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FSI Tip: A “One-Minute Message” Engages all Students

Posted by on August 8, 2017

To retain students in Engineering, ENGAGE students in Engineering. Retain
undergraduates, particularly underrepresented groups, by improving their
day-to-day classroom and educational experiences. ENGAGE’s free,
research-based resources can help you do this.

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The Importance of Learning Students’ Names

Posted by on August 8, 2017

In a recent study, more than 85% of students said it was important to them that their instructors knew their names. Their reasons were quite convincing.

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Canvas Teacher App Now Available on Android and iOS

Posted by on August 7, 2017

Good News S&T Instructors, Canvas has published a mobile app meant for instructors called “Canvas Teacher”. Now you can keep track of several different aspects of your course from your mobile device. The Canvas Teacher app is available for both Android and iOS. Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes The Canvas Teacher app lets you make announcements, […]

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Using Respondus? Get the New Password for 2017-2018!

Posted by on August 3, 2017

If you’re using Respondus for exam creation, please email us to receive the new password for the 2017-2018 year. As a reminder, if you’d like to use Respondus to create, edit, or import quizzes into your Canvas course, you’ll need to have Respondus installed on your computer. The IT Help Desk can easily push this software to your […]

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Windows 10 and Office 2016 Now on Classroom Instructor Stations

Posted by on August 1, 2017

As of Fall 2017, classroom instructor stations will be upgraded to the Windows 10 operating system. This includes distance classrooms and CLC classrooms. In addition, these machines are also being upgraded to Office 2016. Documents created in Office 2013 should open just fine in Office 2016. If you would like Windows 10 or Office 2016 […]

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Lecture Capture Update – Panopto is in, Tegrity is on the way out

Posted by on August 1, 2017

Panopto® will be replacing Tegrity® as the preferred lecture capture solution for Fall 2017. Panopto offers greater flexibility in recording, and is more tightly integrated into Canvas for a much more seamless viewing experience for students. Panopto Recorder will be installed on all classroom computers for Fall 2017. To enable Panopto Recordings within Canvas, follow […]

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TurningPoint Cloud Upgrading to TurningPoint 8.2 for Fall 2017

Posted by on August 1, 2017

  For Fall 2017, Missouri S&T will be transitioning from TurningPoint Cloud (a.k.a. version 7.5) to TurningPoint 8.2, the most recent version. The results of this transition are as follows. Most of these changes are cosmetic, but there are a few changes in functionality. IMPORTANT: PowerPoint Polling files (i.e. TurningPoint presentations) within TP 8.2 are […]

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