Author: Raz Kerwin

Doing some research? Brush up on your Copyright knowledge!

Posted by on September 29, 2017

Public domain, fair use, academic exemption, DMCA, the TEACH act—there’s a lot to know about copyright law in the United States! As you begin putting your research together into a formal paper, it’s good to refresh yourself on this body of copyright law. Roger Weaver,  the Scholarly Communications Librarian at Missouri S&T, has prepared a fantastic […]

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Time to start your thesis? Time to sign up for iThenticate!

Posted by on September 25, 2017

The semester is almost halfway over, and if you’re a graduate student writing a thesis or dissertation, it’s time for you to sign up to iThenticate. iThenticate is a web-based service that analyzes your writing for similarity to other published sources. iThenticate can help you check the accuracy of your citations and quotations, avoid unintentional […]

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Friendly Reminder: Don’t Run Script Blockers When Using Canvas!

Posted by on September 15, 2017

Canvas relies on your browser being able to run bits of Javascript for several important tasks such as logging in, viewing your course, uploading files and assignments, and other forms of participation. If you’re using a browser plugin that disables Javascript, EdTech recommends disabling that plugin before initiating a Canvas session. If you have questions […]

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Canvas Stats Digest: First Three Weeks (Aug 21—Sep 11)

Posted by on September 11, 2017

USERS – Now that we have a few weeks behind us, we can look back at what the data show us about student Canvas use, and we can begin to see some patterns emerge. For example, on what days do students log in the most?  The answer to that is not surprising–Saturdays are consistently the […]

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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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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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