Classroom Technology

TLT 2015 Conference Presentations Now Available

Posted by on March 31, 2015

Did you miss the 2015 Teaching and Learning Technology Conference? You can still watch some of the highlights! Videos from the TLT 2015 Conference: CanvasCon Sessions: We hope everyone who participated in our TLT 2015 conference was able to walk away with at least one new idea going forward! We also look forward […]

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Instructors: S&T connect is now used for sending Academic Alerts

Posted by on February 24, 2015

S&T Connect is the new system for sending out Academic Alerts. Instead of sending out an “Alert”, you “Raise a Flag.” As before, challenged students and their academic advisors will receive a copy of your communication so that corrective actions can be identified and taken. Here’s a quick visual tutorial to help you start using […]

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BigBlueButton – Your Bad Weather Backup Plan

Posted by on February 17, 2015

Bad weather happens, but that doesn’t mean you have to cancel class. Instead, hold class online with BigBlueButton! BigBlueButton is a free-to-use virtual classroom integrated into Blackboard. To use BigBlueButton, simply create a meeting room, and let students know they are to join you in that meeting room. With BBB, you’ll have video, audio, and […]

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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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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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Our Tools Shape Us

Posted by on November 13, 2014

The educational tools that we choose often shape how we educate our students, so let’s choose them wisely with one eye on the future. Source: This same concept applies to a lot of lab courses. There’s some big machine which drives the lab activity because it’s there, we’ve paid for it, and it’s all […]

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Back-to-School Educational Technology Workshops on August 18-21

Posted by on July 21, 2014

All instructors are cordially invited to attend a series of Back-to-School Educational Technology Workshops hosted by S&T Educational Technology. Workshops will be held in Centennial Hall Room 105. This event is an open-attendance, free-form workshop. You can come when you want, stay for as long as you want, and leave when you want. Workshop sessions […]

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Multivariate Calculus at Missouri S&T

Posted by on October 2, 2013

Guest Post by: Associate Teaching Professor Dee Leach – Mathematics and Statistics Several new resources involving technology aimed at improving student success and course availability have been implemented for the Missouri S&T Math 22 (Multivariate Calculus) course.  These resources were created and implemented in support of the Missouri S&T Strategic Plan and the Calculus course […]

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Statement from EdTech on New Building Blocks in Blackboard and Other Technologies

Posted by on September 23, 2013

Pearson Education recently sent an announcement to several instructors that a new building block for Blackboard was now available, similar to other publishing company building blocks (e.g. McGraw Hill Connect). We will not be able to deploy the Pearson building block at the beginning of the Fall semester 2012. We here in Educational Technology (EdTech) […]

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EdTech Newsletter for Fall Semester 2013 is Now Available!

Posted by on August 19, 2013

Ed Said, Educational Technology’s Fall 2013 newsletter is now available. The past several months have resulted in a number of changes in the services and support offered by Educational Technology. At the very least, the following services have been upgraded or added over the summer: Blackboard – New “inline grading” feature. TurningPoint – Unified interface […]

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