Author: Raz Kerwin

Turnitin or iThenticate – Which is right for you, and which is right for your students?

Posted by on February 13, 2015

The Missouri S&T campus subscribes to two different originality-checking services. Both are free to use, but each serves a different audience. To best use each tool, carefully match your needs and desired outcomes to what each tool offers. What are the key differences? • Turnitin was made specifically for classroom use; its focus is on […]

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Fall Semester 2014 Blackboard Courses Become Unavailable on Friday, February 6th, 2015

Posted by on February 4, 2015

IT and Educational Technology will make Blackboard courses for Fall Semester 2014 “unavailable” to students at 3:00PM on Friday, February 6th, 2015. Fall Semester 2014 courses will still be visible to instructors, but students will no longer see the courses. Questions or comments can be directed to the IT Help Desk at 573-341-HELP or online […]

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Faculty Workshop – “Get Students to Focus on Learning Instead of Grades”

Posted by on February 2, 2015

All S&T instructors are welcome to attend this workshop. The session will focus on the importance of helping students acquire simple but effective learning strategies based on cognitive science principles. Participants will engage in strategies designed to help students significantly improve learning while transforming their attitudes about the meaning of learning. When: Wednesday, Feb. 11, […]

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Student Success Center Open House This Week! Visit 198 Toomey Hall, 11:00AM to 1:00PM on Jan. 27th, 28th, and 29th

Posted by on January 27, 2015

Are you a student? Then the Student success center is for YOU! Stop by 198 Toomey Hall this week and check out what the Burns & McDonnell Student Success Center has to offer. The SSC is staffed with 15 trained Student Success Coaches that are ready to assist in your journey towards success at Missouri […]

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REMINDER FOR INSTRUCTORS:

Posted by on January 23, 2015

In order for students to “see” your course on Blackboard, you must set the course to “available.” This is an easy process. In the Control Panel, simply go to “Customization” → “Properties” → and set “Course availability” to ON and click the “Submit” button. You can also follow the EdTech tutorial at: http://edtech.mst.edu/support/blackboard9-1/courseavailable/

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Reminder to Instructors: You Must Make Your Course “Available” For Students To Access It.

Posted by on January 19, 2015

Blackboard courses are set to “Unavailable” by default; the instructor must make them “Available” in order for students to see and access the course from the Blackboard homepage. To set course availability using the control panel, navigate to Customization→Properties and set the course availability to “Yes.” Here is a short visual tutorial of the required […]

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DON’T PANIC: Blackboard has a brand-new theme!

Posted by on January 15, 2015

The IT department has changed the look and feel of Blackboard for Spring 2015! We hope you enjoy our new look! As always, if you have questions, please contact the IT Help Desk at (573) 341-4357.

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CERTI and EdTech present an upcoming faculty learning event, “Rules of Student Engagement: A Workshop on Active Learning Strategies for the Classroom”, on Jan. 16th

Posted by on December 18, 2014

CERTI and EdTech presents an upcoming faculty learning event, “Rules of Student Engagement: A Workshop on Active Learning Strategies for the Classroom”, to be held on Jan. 16th from 8AM to Noon in the Missouri/Ozark room of the Havener Center. All S&T faculty and instructors are invited to this event! Join us for an interactive […]

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EdTech and CERTI present a Freshman Faculty Forum Event, “Course Design to Optimize Student Learning”, in Curtis Laws Wilson Library room 204, from 4:00PM to 5:00PM on Nov. 19th

Posted by on November 19, 2014

EdTech and CERTI present a Freshman Faculty Forum Event, “Course Design to Optimize Student Learning”, to be held in Curtis Laws Wilson Library room 204, from 4:00PM to 5:00PM on Nov 19th. This event will be focused on several topics related to course design such as student learning goals, backwards design, and developing a scaffold […]

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CERTI and EdTech present a Curators’ Teaching Summit event, “Great Expectations: Bridging the Gap Between Instructor and Student Expectations”, on Wednesday Nov 12 from Noon til 1:30PM

Posted by on November 12, 2014

Update: The resources (videos and web article) presented at the Curators’ Teaching Summit are now available at: edtech.mst.edu/teach/services/workshops (click the November tab). Update: The final Curators’ Teaching Summit of 2014 was a great event! More than 40 S&T professors from all over campus got together over lunch for a series of small-table guided discussions. This […]

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