Author: Raz Kerwin

Students—You can import your Canvas calendar to your Google calendar.

Posted by on October 30, 2017

With just a little bit of setup, you can view items and deadlines from your Canvas calendar within your Google calendar. This is made possible via S&T’s use of Google Apps for Education and Canvas, which are compatible. To subscribe Google to your Canvas calendar feed, you simply have to copy the Canvas calendar feed URL into the […]

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Zoom is Here For All Your Video Meeting Needs..

Posted by on October 23, 2017

Zoom is the hottest new video meeting platform in Higher Ed, and there’s a good reason why. It just works–easily, consistently, with high quality, and it’s mobile-friendly. And best of all, everyone at Missouri S&T already has a basic account. How cool is that? The basic account is good for 40 minutes of recorded meeting time […]

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Did you know that S&T has a streaming video service?

Posted by on October 13, 2017

We do, and it’s awesome. It’s called “Kaltura”, and it’s integrated into Canvas under the “My Media” and “Media Gallery” features.  Instructors can upload videos, and students can stream those videos to their devices. Streaming videos can be standalone or embedded into a course, and there is no practical limit to how many videos can […]

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Instructors: October 23rd is Active Learning Day–Learn How to Get Involved!

Posted by on October 9, 2017

Last year, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced Active Learning Day as part of a nationwide effort to improve STEM higher education. Today, Project Kaleidoscope of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) is proud to invite you to join us as a change agent at the forefront of STEM […]

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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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