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Instructors: S&T connect is now used for sending Academic Alerts

S&T Connect is the new system for sending out Academic Alerts. Instead of sending out an “Alert”, you “Raise a Flag.” As before, challenged students and their academic advisors will receive a copy of your communication so that corrective actions can be identified and taken.

Here’s a quick visual tutorial to help you start using the S&T connect system.

1. Access S&T connect via the Blackboard top navigation bar.

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2. Click the “Students” tab:

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3. If you teach multiple sections, choose the desired section from the drop down list.

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4. Place a checkmark next to the challenged student’s name and click the “Flag” button:

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5. Select the appropriate type of Flag, fill in the details, and click “Save.”

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That’s it!
S&T connect is your one-stop-shop for communication with challenged students and their academic advisors. For more detailed support, contact Rachel Morris in the Office of Undergraduate Studies at (573) 341-7276

S&Tconnect Early Alert Workshops offered by Undergraduate Studies on August 18 and 21

The Office of Undergraduate Studies will be hosting workshops for the new S&Tconnect Early Alert system on Monday, August 18, from 9 – 11 a.m. and on Thursday, August 21, from 1 – 3 p.m. Both workshops will be held in Centennial Hall Room 105. Instructors only need to attend one of the workshops.

S&Tconnect Early Alert allows students to request appointments with their instructors and advisors via the S&Tconnect calendar, which also syncs with faculty or staff Outlook Exchange calendar.

S&Tconnect Early Alert is replacing the current Academic Alert system used by Missouri S&T. Both S&Tconnect Early Alert and Academic Alert will run in parallel with each other until the end of Fall 2014.

Students Don’t Always Recognize Good Teaching, Study Finds – The Ticker – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Source: www.chronicle.com

The results of this study are not surprising, but confirm what instructors have said for a long time. Many students judge good teaching by how well they succeed in a class rather than the way it was taught. 

TEGRITY Courses Purged at End of Semester – SP 2017

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, May 26, 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 “ 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/

How to Deal with Difficult Students | Tomorrow’s Professor Postings

Source: tomprof.stanford.edu

Dealing with students is never easy and it seems like more and more students like to complain and argue with you, the instructor. We can talk forever about what has led to this but that isn’t as important on a daily basis as it is to know how you can deal with difficult students. This article offers 8 strategies that you can use to help you deal with students who are being difficult. The last strategy refers to “knowing what you will never allow in class.” and setting your expectations from the beginning and being clear in your syllabus is the first way to deal with all students.

Waking up to Tired Teaching

Sometimes teaching gets tired because we’ve done what we’re doing a hundred times before. We march through the material along well-worn paths.

Source: www.facultyfocus.com

This article addresses the issue of tired teaching. It’s so easy to become tired. There are so many demands on our time and it seems easy to fall into the trap of just doing what I did last semester because I’ve taught this course lots of time, right? This article gives six strategies to help us overcome “tired” teaching. The hardest part is acknowledging the issue. But you are not alone in this and reaching out to a colleague can help build a culture of support and collegiality that can help everyone in the teaching and learning process.

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/