Canvas Teacher App Now Available on Android and iOS

Posted by on August 7, 2017

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 both Android and iOS. Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes The Canvas Teacher app lets you make announcements, […]

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

Posted by on August 3, 2017

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 Respondus installed on your computer. The IT Help Desk can easily push this software to your […]

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Windows 10 and Office 2016 Now on Classroom Instructor Stations

Posted by on August 1, 2017

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 Office 2013 should open just fine in Office 2016. If you would like Windows 10 or Office 2016 […]

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

Posted by on August 1, 2017

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 students. Panopto Recorder will be installed on all classroom computers for Fall 2017. To enable Panopto Recordings within Canvas, follow […]

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TurningPoint Cloud Upgrading to TurningPoint 8.2 for Fall 2017

Posted by on August 1, 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 there are a few changes in functionality. IMPORTANT: PowerPoint Polling files (i.e. TurningPoint presentations) within TP 8.2 are […]

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Students Appreciate When Combined Courses Have Been Descriptively Named!

Posted by on July 25, 2017

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 minimum, the name you choose should include the subject and general title […]

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EdTech Has Moved To The Library

Posted by on July 20, 2017

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 with course design, content development, or other issues with classroom software support […]

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

Posted by on June 20, 2017

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 EdTech under Global Learning, which is going to give us […]

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

Posted by on May 11, 2017

Source: www.chronicle.com The 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 taught. 

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TEGRITY Courses Purged at End of Semester – SP 2017

Posted by on April 20, 2017

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 Friday, May 26, 2017. 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 […]

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