Learning Management System

VoiceThread Maintenance Scheduled for July 18th, 2015

Posted by on July 1, 2015

VoiceThread will be performing system updates on Saturday, July 18 from 12:00 AM to 8:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time. VoiceThread will be unavailable from 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM, and service will be available but slow from 2:00 AM to 8:00 AM. Date: 07/18/2015 Expected duration: 8 hours VoiceThread unavailable: 12:00 AM – 2:00 AM EDT VoiceThread service […]

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Instructors: S&T connect is now used for sending Academic Alerts

Posted by on February 24, 2015

S&T Connect is the new system for sending out Academic Alerts. Instead of sending out an “Alert”, you “Raise a Flag.” As before, challenged students and their academic advisors will receive a copy of your communication so that corrective actions can be identified and taken. Here’s a quick visual tutorial to help you start using […]

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LMS Update

Posted by on October 6, 2014

Last year, Educational Technology supported a committee of faculty and students to evaluate our current Learning Management System (LMS), Blackboard.  This LMS Review effort was part of a larger project to understand whether the portfolio of learning technologies we had implemented on campus contained the best tools to meet the needs of instructors and students […]

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Back-to-School Educational Technology Workshops on August 18-21

Posted by on July 21, 2014

All instructors are cordially invited to attend a series of Back-to-School Educational Technology Workshops hosted by S&T Educational Technology. Workshops will be held in Centennial Hall Room 105. This event is an open-attendance, free-form workshop. You can come when you want, stay for as long as you want, and leave when you want. Workshop sessions […]

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Zombies at Instructurecon 2014

Posted by on June 24, 2014

Last week I attended my second Instructurecon conference in beautiful Park City, Utah. While everyone at S&T was baking in the Missouri sun, I was chilling out in the mountain snow learning some really cool things that are going on in the Canvas Network. One conference session that was particularly interesting demonstrated the use of […]

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S&T Students Prefer Canvas to Blackboard for Online Testing

Posted by on May 19, 2014

Over the last several months, many instructors on campus have come together to take a look at Blackboard and its competition. The decision was made by the faculty committee to conduct a pilot using Instructure Canvas, an open-source learning management system (LMS), which has experienced tremendous growth in the last couple of years. The faculty […]

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Blackboard FALL 2014 Courses Now Available

Posted by on May 9, 2014

FALL 2014 courses in Blackboard have now been renumbered, using a new 4-digit re-numbering system approved and adopted by both the Faculty Senate and the Registrar. Instructors can now access their Fall 2014 courses and begin adding course materials, either copying from existing courses or creating new content. The Registrar and IT have worked together […]

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Missouri University of Science and Technology to Change Learning Management System Provider

Posted by on March 12, 2014

In September 2013 a faculty and student committee was created to examine our current Learning Management System (LMS), Blackboard, and to determine if it was the best fit for our campus.  Faculty and student surveys and open forums were held on several dates in the fall.  After careful consideration the committee recommended that alternate LMS […]

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Learning Management System Review Process – The Next Phase (Blackboard Demo)

Posted by on January 13, 2014

After reviewing results from surveys and open forums, examining data on current LMS usage at Missouri S&T, and collecting input from faculty representing a range of use cases, the LMS committee reached a unanimous decision on October 30th: Blackboard may not be adequately meeting the needs of Missouri S&T faculty and students, and should be […]

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Instructure Canvas Product Demo

Posted by on December 13, 2013

Representatives from Instructure Canvas visited on Wednesday, December 11th to demo their LMS to S&T faculty, staff, and students and the LMS review committee.  The demo is posted below in its entirety for anyone who was unable to attend. View the Canvas demo at Missouri S&T For further demos of the product, please visit http://www.instructure.com/higher-education

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