The Importance of Learning Students’ Names

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.Source: www.facultyfocus.comKnowing someone's name and greeting them by that name when they come … [Continue reading]

Canvas Teacher App Now Available on Android and iOS

Good News S&T Instructors, Canvas has published a mobile app meant for instructors called “Canvas Teacher”. Now you can keep track of several different aspects of your course from your mobile device. The Canvas Teacher app is available for … [Continue reading]

Using Respondus? Get the New Password for 2017-2018!

If you're using Respondus for exam creation, please email us to receive the new password for the 2017-2018 year. As a reminder, if you'd like to use Respondus to create, edit, or import quizzes into your Canvas course, you'll need to have … [Continue reading]

Windows 10 and Office 2016 Now on Classroom Instructor Stations

As of Fall 2017, classroom instructor stations will be upgraded to the Windows 10 operating system. This includes distance classrooms and CLC classrooms. In addition, these machines are also being upgraded to Office 2016. Documents created in … [Continue reading]

Lecture Capture Update – Panopto is in, Tegrity is on the way out

Panopto® will be replacing Tegrity® as the preferred lecture capture solution for Fall 2017. Panopto offers greater flexibility in recording, and is more tightly integrated into Canvas for a much more seamless viewing experience for … [Continue reading]

TurningPoint Cloud Upgrading to TurningPoint 8.2 for Fall 2017

  For Fall 2017, Missouri S&T will be transitioning from TurningPoint Cloud (a.k.a. version 7.5) to TurningPoint 8.2, the most recent version. The results of this transition are as follows. Most of these changes are cosmetic, but … [Continue reading]

Students Appreciate When Combined Courses Have Been Descriptively Named!

Instructors: When using the Canvas course combine tool, you have the option to rename your course. This ability is very useful, but you should keep in mind that the name you pick should be descriptive and easy for students to recognize. At the … [Continue reading]

EdTech Has Moved To The Library

Good news, everyone! EdTech is now closer and more available than ever—because the instructional design and developer portions of the EdTech team have moved to Curtis Laws Wilson Library! We can now be found in room G-8, lower level. If you need help … [Continue reading]

The First Day of Summer Marks Another Season of Changes For EdTech

Summer is here, and that means EdTech is busy with a number of changes and initiatives! We’ve got a lot of projects, and only a few months before the start of the Fall semester. Here’s a quick rundown: The Video Communication Center is merging with … [Continue reading]

Students Don’t Always Recognize Good Teaching, Study Finds – The Ticker – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Source: www.chronicle.comThe results of this study are not surprising, but confirm what instructors have said for a long time. Many students judge good teaching by how well they succeed in a class rather than the way it was … [Continue reading]