BLACKBOARD MAINTENANCE: Sunday, June 19, 2016

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:

http://edtech.mst.edu/support/tegrity

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.

IMPORTANT FOR FALL 2016!

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:

PRESENTATIONS:

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.

http://tlt.mst.edu/keynotes

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.

CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION:

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).

SURVEY:

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!

http://tinyurl.com/TLT2016Survey

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

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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.

USING CLICKERS IN SPRING 2016?

turningpoint_cloud_logo_200wIf you are planning to use clickers in SPRING 2016, please visit the clicker registration page (linked below) to register your classes by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2015.

https://itweb.mst.edu/auth-cgi-bin/cgiwrap/clickers/request_clickers.pl

This information helps EdTech prepare the classrooms for clicker technology. The S&T Store also needs to have a rough estimate of how many Turning Account licenses and clickers should be available for Spring 2016.

If you haven’t used clickers before and would like more information, please contact Educational Technology at edtech@mst.edu or 573-341-4131.

Thanks for your assistance!

Teaching and Learning Technology Conference 2016 – REGISTRATION OPEN!

TLT-2016-header-RegistrationRegistration for the Teaching and Learning Technology Conference 2016 on March 17 and 18, 2016 is now OPEN!

THEME: Learning to Learn

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Web-based registration is now available at:

http://tlt.mst.edu/registration/

Registration for this event is FREE for all participants!

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

http://tlt.mst.edu

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

EdTech U at the Library! Thursday, November 5, 2015

EdTech U is at the Library for Fall 2015!

EdTech U is an opportunity for instructors to gain some hands-on assistance with any educational technology supported by EdTech.

Attending EdTech U will also enter you in a raffle, the winner of which will be drawn at the end of each semester.

Hours of Operation: 1 – 4 p.m. on First Thursday of Every Month

Location: Curtis Laws Wilson Library, First Floor, next to Walk-in Center

Have you ever wanted to learn:

  • how to capture a live class lecture?
  • new ways of using clickers?
  • how to use the tools in Blackboard or Canvas to maximize learning effectiveness?
  • how to make a video or screencast?
  • more about the instructional design process? Especially for online or blended courses?
  • tips & tricks for using Office or a browser?

Do you always forget:

  • how to upload content to a learning management system? (Blackboard or Canvas)
  • how to submit your grades?
  • how to copy items from one course to another in the learning management system? (Blackboard or Canvas)
  • how to quickly check to see if student clickers are working?
  • how to design a course for maximum pedagogical effectiveness?

Come find the answers to these questions and much, much more! Stay for 15 minutes, or stay for an hour!

If you plan on coming to EdTech U, please bring some specific task you hope to accomplish. When you are done, you will take away a completed task (or we will at least have you well on your way to completing it!).

We will answer one question or a hundred questions! Come learn something new!

For more information, or if you have any questions you want to ask before attending EdTech U, contact Educational Technology at edtech@mst.edu.