TEGRITY Courses Purged at End of Semester – SPRING 2015

IMPORTANT! Please read the following message VERY carefully!

Educational Technology (EdTech) will be purging ALL course sessions stored in Tegrity at close of business on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

Missouri S&T’s usage agreement with Tegrity limits us to only 500 hours of recordings per semester. This means we MUST remove all recordings from Tegrity at the end of each semester in order to ensure we have enough space available for recordings in the next semester.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU:

If you used Tegrity lecture capture to record your class sessions, those recordings will be removed permanently from Tegrity’s servers. This includes any recordings in your private course. All Tegrity users are given a private course in addition to their regular courses (listed as “<NAME> Private Course” in the course list inside of Tegrity).

Any recordings that you wish to keep will need to be downloaded from Tegrity to a different storage space (e.g. local hard drive, flash drive, DVD, etc.). Fortunately, there are a few different ways of downloading recordings.

Download the recording to HTML/DVD compatible format:

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

This method will allow you to review your Tegrity recordings in a web browser. You will also be able to upload your Tegrity recordings back into Tegrity again if you need to recycle the recording from semester to semester.

To upload a recording that has been downloaded, visit this link:

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

WARNING: Please do NOT upload a recording back into Tegrity for Fall 2015 until AFTER the purge for Spring 2015 has taken place. The purge process will remove ALL Tegrity recordings, including any that have been uploaded back into Tegrity. (You will still be able to upload the recordings after the purge.)

NOTE: In previous semesters, it was possible for instructors and students to “subscribe” to a Tegrity recording as a podcast through iTunes. The current version of Tegrity is apparently having difficulty interfacing properly with the most recent versions of iTunes. This means that iTunes no longer downloads the Tegrity recordings properly.

Any instructor who would like assistance in backing up their Tegrity recordings is strongly encouraged to contact the Help Desk at 573-341-HELP or online at help.mst.edu. EdTech will be glad to provide that assistance.

More information about Tegrity lecture capture can be found at:

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

Black Man’s Think Tank Hosts “A Conversation on Learning” on May 4 at 6 p.m. in Havener Center

The Black Man’s Think Tank will be hosting an event called “A Conversation on Learning” on Monday, May 4, at 6 p.m. in St. Pat’s A of the Havener Center.

George Holmes (ghbn8@mst.edu), President of the Black Man’s Think Tank, is the point of contact for this event if you have any questions or would like more information.

EdTech will be there! Will you?

TLT 2015 Conference Presentations Now Available

Did you miss the 2015 Teaching and Learning Technology Conference? You can still watch some of the highlights!

Videos from the TLT 2015 Conference: http://tlt.mst.edu/tlt2015/abstracts/
CanvasCon Sessions: http://tlt.mst.edu/tlt2015/abstracts/canvasconabstracts/

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 to seeing everyone back next year for the TLT 2016 Conference on March 17-18, 2016

CLC Software Request Process for SUMMER / FALL 2015 Now Open!

CLCLogo-02-mini4EdTech 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.

The software request web-based application is available on the EdTech web site.

  1. Go to edtech.mst.edu/clc/.
  1. Click Request Software (Faculty).

Please enter all software requests before close of business on FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015.

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.

IMPORTANT:

  1. DO submit requests in a timely manner to ensure the best possible support from IT and EdTech.
  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.

Teaching and Learning Technology 2015–Register Now!

Register NOW!

WEBINAR: Delivering Experiential Labs To All (DELTA) on Tuesday, February 10 at 1 p.m. (CST)

DELTA-LogoAmy Skyles, an Instructional Designer from Missouri S&T’s Educational Technology group, will be hosting a webinar through the Online Learning Consortium on Tuesday, February 10, at 1 p.m. (CST).

Amy will be discussing how DELTA labs are not just designed to reach a broader audience, they are designed to be as pedagogically sound as an on-campus course. Every course that is currently using DELTA labs has been analyzed individually and tailored to meet the specific outcomes for that particular course. DELTA labs are NOT simply simulations—they are real labs conducted in new and innovative ways to cover the key concepts students should be learning in the laboratory course.

Amy—as well as other members of the EdTech team—work closely with each faculty member to provide instructional design feedback and maximize the learning outcomes for a redesigned, online DELTA lab course.

Anyone interested in instructional design or laboratory redesign are invited to attend.

Visit the link below to register for this event!

http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/webinar/delta-delivering-experiential-labs/

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

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, 2015
Noon-1:30 PM, lunch provided
Where: St. Pat’s Ballroom A
Presenter: Dr. Saundra McGuire, professor of chemistry and Director Emerita, Center for Academic Success, Louisiana State University

Please RSVP to: hagnid@mst.edu by Feb. 4; specify any dietary restrictions
Sponsored By: Center for Educational Research and Teaching Innovation (CERTI)

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

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 S&T. All students are welcome to come by the Burns & McDonnell Student Success Center in 198 Toomey to connect with a coach and learn more about the following topics:

• Motivation
• Goal Setting
• Campus Resources
• Getting to Know Your Professor
• Note-taking Skills
• Study Skills
• How to be Successful

Check out the Student Success Center website at http://studentsuccess.mst.edu/

EdTech U Open for Business on THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, in Centennial Hall Room 101

Educational Technology (EdTech) will be continuing “EdTech U” in Spring 2015. This 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: 2 – 4 p.m. on Thursdays during the semester (closed for St. Pat’s and Spring Break)

Location: Centennial Hall Room 101 (next to the elevator)

Have you ever wanted to learn:

  • more about SMART Podiums and Boards in classrooms?
  • how to capture a live class lecture?
  • new ways of using clickers?
  • which tools are available in Blackboard and how to use them effectively?
  • how to make a video or screencast?
  • more about the instructional design process? Especially for online or blended courses?

Do you always forget:

  • how to upload content in a Blackboard course?
  • how to submit your grades?
  • how to copy items from one Blackboard course to another?
  • 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.

Teaching and Learning Technology Conference 2015 – REGISTRATION OPEN!

TLT-header-2015-RegistrationRegistration for the Teaching and Learning Technology Conference 2015 on March 12 and 13, 2015 is now OPEN!

THEME: Building Expectations

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

  • Robbie K. Melton, Ph.D. – Associate Vice Chancellor of Mobilization Emerging Technology, Tennessee Board of Regents
    • The Emergence of Mobile and Smart Devices: Is Your Device Smarter than You?

  • Jeff Schramm – Associate Professor of History & Political Science
    • MOOC’s, LMS, ELI, PRR, CB&Q and EMD: What the history of technology can teach us about the future of higher education.

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!