Author: Raz Kerwin

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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Students Appreciate When Combined Courses Have Been Descriptively Named!

Posted by on July 25, 2017

Instructors: When using the Canvas course combine tool, you have the option to rename your course. This ability is very useful, but you should keep in mind that the name you pick should be descriptive and easy for students to recognize. At the minimum, the name you choose should include the subject and general title […]

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EdTech Has Moved To The Library

Posted by on July 20, 2017

Good news, everyone! EdTech is now closer and more available than ever—because the instructional design and developer portions of the EdTech team have moved to Curtis Laws Wilson Library! We can now be found in room G-8, lower level. If you need help with course design, content development, or other issues with classroom software support […]

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The First Day of Summer Marks Another Season of Changes For EdTech

Posted by on June 20, 2017

Summer is here, and that means EdTech is busy with a number of changes and initiatives! We’ve got a lot of projects, and only a few months before the start of the Fall semester. Here’s a quick rundown: The Video Communication Center is merging with EdTech under Global Learning, which is going to give us […]

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The History of DELTA

Posted by on January 27, 2017

DELTA – HISTORY Missouri S&T strives to be a leader in how instructional labs for science and engineering courses are designed and delivered in a blended or online format. Towards that end, DELTA labs started as an instructional laboratory pilot project aimed ad developing a set of eLearning models, processes, and strategies for the redesign […]

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About DELTA – Delivering Experiental Labs To All

Posted by on January 27, 2017

The goal of DELTA labs is Delivering Experiential Labs To All. The project began with the development of a set of eLearning models, processes, and strategies for the redesign of traditional laboratory courses for blended and online delivery. Several courses have been redesigned and piloted in both blended and online formats. Missouri S&T strives to be a leader in how […]

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DELTA – Lab Design Process

Posted by on January 27, 2017

Redesigning a lab experience for a distance or blended audience is a challenging task. However, this process shares many of the same basic principles that can be applied to ANY course redesign! There are, of course, a few fundamental differences as well. For instance, you must be able to ensure that all students in the […]

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Blackboard outage scheduled for 6:00AM—8:00AM on Aug. 26th

Posted by on August 25, 2016

EdTech has scheduled a short Blackboard outage for the early-morning hours of 6:00AM—8:00AM on Friday, Aug. 26th. This outage should allow us to fix the persistent issues related to the Blackboard notification system. We regret any inconvenience this outage may represent. If you have questions please call us at (573) 341-4131 or email us at […]

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Blackboard Notifications Not Working

Posted by on August 23, 2016

The “Notifications” feature in Blackboard is not working. EdTech is aware of this issue and is working with the vendor to implement a fix. We regret any inconvenience this is causing you. In other news, the notification feature in Canvas works great, and allows you to easily set your preferences about exactly how and when you’d […]

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