Month: February 2017

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Blackboard Outage

February 28, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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Update, 4:31 pm, 2/28/2017 Additional features are now functioning again, and testing of the system continues. For the most current status updates, please go to blackboard.wustl.edu. Update, 3:05 pm, 2/28/2017 The Blackboard Service is operating at this time, but all features are not yet restored. Original Post 11:55 am, 2/28/2017 Washington University is currently experiencing a Blackboard […]

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Gephardt Institute Event: Democracy & Donald Trump

February 22, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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The Gephardt Institute invites the St. Louis community to participate in an interdisciplinary symposium: “American Democracy and the Rise of Donald Trump: An Interdisciplinary Perspective” Thursday, March 9 in Brown 100, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. with reception to follow To learn more and to RSVP, please see the Gephardt Institute website. The political rise of Donald […]

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Pioneer in Carbon Science Dies at 86

February 20, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

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Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Professor Emerita of Physics and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, pioneer in carbon science and champion of women in STEM, died February 20th in Cambridge, MA. Learn more about Dresselhaus’s life and work. Image credit: National Science & Technology Medals Foundation

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Considering Corrective Feedback

February 7, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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As we enter these weeks before midterm, we might consider how we can focus our feedback to deepen student learning. In this Journal of College Science Teaching article, “It’s Not Wrong to Tell Students When They’re Wrong,” authors Robert Ehrlich and Stanley Zoltek consider the value of corrective feedback in student learning. The authors note that […]

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Potential Blackboard Log-In Issue

February 5, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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Announcement from WashU-IT, 2/4/2017 After the Blackboard Service was upgraded to SaaS version 3100.9 on 2/4/2017, some users experienced problems logging in. To solve this problem, clear your browser’s cache, close your browser, then try to log in again at blackboard.wustl.edu. Here are instructions for clearing your cache on Chrome, Firefox and Safari: www.techradar.com/how-to/computing/how-to-clear-cache-1298796.

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