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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Questions/Problems With Canvas? Come See Us In The Library!

Posted by on August 21, 2017

The semester has started, and that means we’re all logging into Canvas again! If you have questions or problems with the campus LMS, stop by the library this week and speak with an EdTech team member. Whatever your question or problem is, we can help you! EdTech will be in the library from 8:00AM–4:30PM on […]

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FSI Tip: A “One-Minute Message” Engages all Students

Posted by on August 8, 2017

To retain students in Engineering, ENGAGE students in Engineering. Retain
undergraduates, particularly underrepresented groups, by improving their
day-to-day classroom and educational experiences. ENGAGE’s free,
research-based resources can help you do this.

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The Importance of Learning Students’ Names

Posted by on August 8, 2017

In a recent study, more than 85% of students said it was important to them that their instructors knew their names. Their reasons were quite convincing.

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