A Learner-Centered Syllabus Helps Set the Tone for Learning

A learner-centered syllabus can take many forms, but often includes shared decision-making, a rationale for course objectives and tips for staying on track.Source: www.facultyfocus.comYour syllabus can help you set the stage for a successful class. … [Continue reading]

Trying Something New? Seven Things that Boost Success Rates

Trying a new quizzing strategy, assignment, or group activity? There are things you can do to boost the chance of success when you roll out something new.Source: www.facultyfocus.comIt's always scary to contemplate trying something new. That's why I … [Continue reading]

Teaching Quantitative Problem-Solving Skills

Teach problem-solving by guiding STEM students through complete or partially worked-out problems and derivations using the TAPPS active-learning structure.Source: www.facultyfocus.comWe had the opportunity to read the book Teaching and Learning … [Continue reading]

Scheduled Blackboard Outage on Thursday, Aug. 11th, 5PM—8PM

Blackboard will be unavailable for a short period on Thursday, Aug. 11th, from 5PM—8PM for a cumulative update security patch. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact EdTech … [Continue reading]

Using Clickers in Fall 2016?

If you are planning to use clickers in your FALL 2016 classes, please visit the clicker registration page (linked below) to register your classes by Friday, August … [Continue reading]

Will You Be Using Tegrity Lecture Capture For FALL 2016?

Do you plan to use Tegrity lecture capture during FALL 2016? If so, then Educational Technology will need to gather some basic information from you so that we may prepare any room(s) in which you will be teaching with the appropriate … [Continue reading]

Summer 2016 Tegrity Recordings To Be Purged Aug. 15th!

Educational Technology (EdTech) will be purging ALL recorded Summer 2016 course sessions stored in Tegrity on Monday, August 15th, 2016. Missouri S&T’s usage agreement with Tegrity limits us to only 500 hours of recordings per semester. This … [Continue reading]

BLACKBOARD MAINTENANCE: Sunday, June 19, 2016

IT will be performing Blackboard maintenance on Sunday, June 19, 2016, starting at midnight. Blackboard will be unavailable for approximately 4 - 6 hours between midnight and to 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 19. Please contact the Help Desk with … [Continue reading]

Will You Be Using Tegrity Lecture Capture For SUMMER / FALL 2016?

Do you plan to use Tegrity lecture capture during SUMMER/FALL 2016? If so, then Educational Technology will need to gather some basic information from you so that we may prepare any room(s) in which you will be teaching with the appropriate … [Continue reading]

The Last Class Session: How to Make It Count | Faculty Focus

First and last classes are the bookends that hold a semester together. How can we finish the semester with the same energy we had at the start? A few ideas:Source: www.facultyfocus.comAt the beginning of the academic year we talked about how to make … [Continue reading]