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


Web-based registration is now available at:


Registration for this event is FREE for all participants!

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


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

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.


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:


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:


TLT X – Call for Presentations

TLT-X-01-medEducational Technology at Missouri University of Science and Technology is now accepting presentation proposals for the TENTH ANNUAL Teaching and Learning Technology Conference (a.k.a. TLT X), scheduled for March 16-17, 2017. Interested presenters can download a copy of the Call for Presentation form at the TLT website or click one of the links below:

Call for Presentations: Word Document

Call for Presentations: PDF

The theme for this year’s conference is Celebrating Excellence in Teaching. We want to recognize pedagogical practices and innovations that enhance and enrich the student learning experience.

We have several options for different types of sessions. View the submission forms for details:

  • Standard session (45-60 minutes)
  • “Learning Stack” short session (15-25 minutes)
  • Poster sessions (displayed at Vendor Reception)

Proposals will be accepted until Friday, November 18, 2016. Decisions regarding acceptance will be made by Friday, December 9, 2016. Accepted presenters will be notified between Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you do not hear back from us by then, then feel free to contact us by email (edtech@mst.edu) or by phone (573-341-4131).


IT will be performing Blackboard maintenance on Sunday, June 19, 2016, starting at midnight.

Blackboard will be unavailable for approximately 4 – 6 hours between midnight and to 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 19.

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 http://help.mst.edu.

Will You Be Using Tegrity Lecture Capture For SUMMER / FALL 2016?

Do you plan to use Tegrity lecture capture during SUMMER/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 in the right-hand sidebar:


This survey will ask you in which rooms you will be teaching and will also ask which technology (audio or video) that you will need. NOTE: Several rooms are already equipped with Tegrity technology.

For assistance with Tegrity-related issues, please contact the IT Help Desk at 573-341-HELP or online at help.mst.edu.

2017 eFellows Program Call for Proposals

Would you like to redesign your course for a blended or online audience? Would you like to make some important changes to improve student success? Then the Provost’s eFellows Program might be just what you need!

The eFellows Program is designed to incentivize and support faculty to redesign courses using best practices for teaching methodologies and technology for blended or online delivery. Mini-grants are available to support the redesign process as well as focused support and instructional design expertise from Educational Technology.

If you want to become a 2017 eFellow at Missouri S&T or just want more information, please submit a Letter of Intent to Angie Hammons (hammonsa@mst.edu, x6195).

Letters of Intent should include the name of the course, the project tier intended (1, 2, or 3), and names of co-PI’s, if applicable.

Letters of intent are due no later than Friday, April 22, 2016!

CLC Software Request Process for SUMMER/FALL 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.


IT is planning on upgrading CLC computers to Windows 10 and Office 2016. We will make every effort to ensure software compatibility with these changes, but we NEED you to submit software requests in a timely manner so we have sufficient time to perform testing!

The software request web-based application is available on the EdTech web site.

  1. Go to edtech.mst.edu/clc/.
  2. Click Request Software (Faculty).

Please enter all software requests before close of business on FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016.

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. This especially important this year as we are upgrading to a new operating system (Windows 10) and also upgrading to Office 2016.
  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 edtech@mst.edu.

Thank You for Attending TLT 2016!

TLT-2016-headerWe are sincerely grateful to everyone who attended TLT 2016, as a regular visitor, a presenter, a sponsor, or one of our assistants. We especially want to take a moment to thank all of the people who donated their time and energy to present at our conference. We had a record number of presentations. We are also grateful to our sponsors for allowing us to offer TLT 2016 for free! And our sponsors told me they enjoyed the opportunity to talk to all of you. We hope everyone who attended was able to learn something new and exciting to take with them. This conference would not be possible without all of YOU!

There are just a couple of post-conference items I’d like to bring to your attention:


We are working diligently to post the conference presentations in some fashion on our TLT website. Please be patient as it does take time to post-produce all of the recordings and upload the session files!

The presentation files for the keynote speakers Dr. Linda B. Nilson and Dr. Anthony R. Petroy are already available, though the recordings of each session will take a bit longer to post.


Additional presentation files will be found linked off of the main TLT website page (http://tlt.mst.edu) when they are ready in the next week or two.


If you need a certificate of participation for your personnel file, then we strongly encourage you to fill out the survey (see below). One of the questions asks for an address to which we will send your certificate. This can be a home or work address. It will take a couple of weeks to process the requests (I prefer to send them out as a batch).


If you did not get a chance to fill out a conference survey, then we again encourage you to do so! We really do use the feedback you provide to make our conferences successful and we couldn’t do it without your input!


Finally, we look forward to seeing you next year, at TLT X! March 16-17, 2017!



Sustainable Education Experience (SEE) Event on Friday, March 18, 2016

SEE-Flyer-side-1-smThe campus is invited to a special event Global Learning is hosting, the Sustainable Education Experience (SEE).

As part of the Teaching and Learning Technology Conference, the SEE event will showcase the benefits of Distance Education at Missouri S&T and its positive impacts on teaching and learning outcomes. This event will be on March 18, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please join us and come SEE what Distance Education can do for you.

Opening Plenary Speaker:

  • Anthony R. Petroy – Assistant Vice Chancellor of Global Learning
    • Organizing Chaos for Learning Environments

More information can be found at http://tlt.mst.edu/see/.  You can also contact Ardith McComb at 341-6998 or mccomba@mst.edu.

VDI Maintenance on Thursday, February 4, 2016

IT will updating of the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) systems on Thursday, February 4, starting at around 10 p.m.

This will result in a 30-minute outage of VMWare View services during the maintenance window (10 p.m. – 2 a.m. on Friday).

IT strongly recommends that you do NOT attempt to login to the VDI through VMWare View during the maintenance window. If you lose connectivity during the outage, you will NOT be able to save any work.