Internet Explorer and Blackboard Grade Center

An incompatibility has been identified between Internet Explorer (IE) web browser and Blackboard Grade Center. Specifically, several people have reported being unable to save their changes in the Grade Center when using IE or have reported other … [Continue reading]

Reminder: Blackboard Seminar Series on Wednesday, September 10

EdTech and CERTI are hosting our first Blackboard Seminar Series for the semester on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 in the Carver / Turner Room of the Havener Center from noon to 1 p.m. We will be discussing the new Grade Center features of Blackboard … [Continue reading]

Teaching Journal: Blackboard 101

Dr. Northcut has asked me to teach Blackboard to the Tech Com 404 students (and herself) today. I think I have a decent outline of topics to cover, such as adding assignments and managing groups. Unfortunately, I don't have finished documentation for … [Continue reading]

Teaching Journal: After Teaching English 160

On Tuesday, September 2, 2008, I taught my first actual section of English 160, Technical Communication. I was a bit nervous before hand (understandably so) but I've done a fair amount of public speaking and theatrical work in my day, so this wasn't … [Continue reading]

Firefox 3-Blackboard Incompatibility

Students and instructors have reported problems uploading files into Blackboard using the Firefox 3 web browser. Specifically, when attempting to upload an attachment to an assignment, a javascript error message pops up: "Please enter a valid … [Continue reading]

No Significant Difference

Thanks to the Web and the Internet (yes, they are two different--but related--entities), instructors can reach out and touch more students than ever before. However, one question must still be answered: "Does it make a … [Continue reading]

Have questions about Office 2007?

Join EdTech for a brownbag lunch demo of the new features in Office 2007. Bring your own lunch and we’ll provide drinks and dessert. What: Demo of the new features and tools in Office 2007 When: Friday, September 5, Noon - 1 p.m. Where: … [Continue reading]

Missouri S&T now affiliated with TLT Group

Missouri University of Science and Technology is now affiliated with The TLT Group, a non-profit organization that specializes in helping universities and other organizations with implementing technology in teaching and learning environments. The TLT … [Continue reading]

Office 2007: Now Available at Missouri S&T

Office 2007 is now available for download on university-owned computers by calling the IT Help Desk at 573-341-HELP. This video, produced by Microsoft, showcases the benefits of the Office upgrade and touches on the basics of the new interface. The … [Continue reading]

Blackboard 8: Grade Center Training

Educational Technology and Blackboard will be providing training on Blackboard 8 Grade Center. Grade Center is a new and improved version of the previous Blackboard grade book. It supports an interface similar to a spreadsheet, directed email to … [Continue reading]