Blackboard Maintenance on Friday, February 6

Posted by on February 5, 2009

Blackboard will be unavailable for approximately one hour sometime between 5:30pm and 10:00pm on Friday, February 6, during the regularly scheduled maintenance window. System administrators will be applying patches during this outage. This maintenance will fix an issue with the way Blackboard has been archiving discussion board posts. Previously, when a course has been archived, […]

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Second Annual Teaching and Learning Technology Conference April 9-10, 2009

Posted by on January 20, 2009

Educational Technology will be hosting its second annual Missouri S&T Teaching and Learning Technology Conference in the Havener Center on April 9-10, 2009.  All campus faculty and staff are welcome to attend.   We believe it is important to our campus community to showcase the many ways in which faculty and staff use technology to […]

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USB Flash Drives can transmit viruses

Posted by on December 30, 2008

Here is a cheerful thought for the new year. According to this article from Campus Technology, USB flash drives can transmit computer viruses simply by inserting them into an available USB port on a machine and letting the system access the “autorun” feature of the USB flash drive. At one conference, around 50% of the […]

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Happy Holidays from Educational Technology

Posted by on December 18, 2008

We here at EdTech would like to wish the students, faculty, and staff at Missouri S&T a safe and joyous holiday season. With that in mind, check out the image below. One of our IT staff members put it together a few years ago. Since he now works for EdTech, we have hung it up […]

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Smart phone clickers in the classroom

Posted by on December 17, 2008

Jennifer Shaner, our campus CERTI Coordinator recently brought to my attention an article she found in the Chronicle of Higher Education about how students at Abilene Christian University (ACU) use iPhones for their clicker-enabled classes. Apparently, the iPhone application for supporting clickers was developed in-house by ACU programmers. The iPhones (and iPod Touch units) were […]

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Math Software Updates to Computer Labs & Classrooms over Winter Break

Posted by on December 16, 2008

Over the Winter Break, IT will be upgrading computer labs and classrooms on campus with Mathcad 14, MATLAB 2008b (classroom), and Maple 12, which are newer versions of mathematical simulation software than is currently installed. This change is being made based on faculty requests to upgrade the outdated versions. The software updates will take place […]

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More Thoughts on ITCC Retreat

Posted by on December 11, 2008

Along with Angie Hammons, I, too, had the opportunity to attend the Information Technology & Computing Committee (ITCC) Retreat, held in the Southwestern Bell Cultural Center on Wednesday, December 10, 2008. In case you were unaware, the ITCC is composed of faculty members and students who are actively engaged with Information Technology (IT) to provide […]

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Thoughts on ITCC Retreat

Posted by on December 11, 2008

Angie Hammons shares some thoughts on the Information Technology & Computing Committee Retreat, held at the Southwestern Bell Cultural Center on Wednesday, December 10, 2008: [ANGIE] I had the opportunity to be part of the ITCC Retreat today. This retreat is an opportunity for IT staff and faculty to come together and begin a dialogue […]

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Blog Engine Issues This Morning

Posted by on December 10, 2008

Due to circumstances beyond EdTech’s control, it looks like the Movable Type engine that powers the EdTech blog (and other Missouri S&T blogs) experienced some technical difficulties this morning that prevented visitors to our blog from posting comments. It appears as though the issues have been resolved for the time being. For the ITCC folks […]

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ITCC RETREAT: Case Scenario – Group A

Posted by on December 10, 2008

Group A.pdf Back to EdTech Connect Home View Case Scenario B View Case Scenario C View Case Scenario D View Case Scenario E

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