Category: Announcements

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Blackboard Performance Issues

January 17, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

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Washington University Information Technology Update from WashU-IT (2:49 pm, 01/18/17): The Blackboard Service experienced a partial outage Tuesday, 1/17/2017.  We believe all features are fully restored and available for use. If you have any further questions, please contact Blackboard support at blackboardsupport@wustl.edu Thank you for your patience.  Washington University Information Technology Update from WashU-IT (5:43 pm, 01/17/17): […]

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Emergency Procedures Posted in Classrooms

January 12, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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Over the winter break, a reference guide for emergencies was posted in all University-Managed Classrooms. This guide was designed to provide basic information about what to do in an emergency while teaching in the classrooms. It was developed by a committee convened by the Office of the Provost. Before the semester begins, we recommend that instructors review […]

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New Log-in & Updates in Blackboard

January 11, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

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Blackboard has a new URL and look! The new blackboard log-in page may be found at blackboard.wustl.edu. Please update any bookmarks in your computer’s browsers. The old URL will direct you to the new log-in page. You may also note some minor changes in look and functionality. The new theme was designed for improved user accessibility and […]

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Classroom Help for Faculty

January 4, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

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Welcome back, faculty! The Teaching Center’s classroom-services staff is here to help make the start of the semester go smoothly for you. If you would like to schedule training on the classroom-multimedia system, or if you need classroom support (including Blackboard support) while you are teaching, please call us at (314) 935-6810 (M-F, 8:00 am – 5:00 […]

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Blackboard Support for Faculty

December 14, 2016 | Teaching Center Staff

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The Teaching Center provides Blackboard support for faculty. If you need assistance with your Fall 2016 course during finals week, or if you would like assistance setting up your Spring 2017 course, please contact us, stop in Eads 105, or call (314) 935-6810. You will also find help-sheets and other helpful information in the Blackboard section […]

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Blackboard Outage during Winter Break

November 30, 2016 | Teaching Center Staff

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Blackboard will be unavailable from 6:00 pm Monday, December 26, 2016 until 8:00 am Tuesday, January 3, 2017. During this outage, the University will move Blackboard to SaaS hosting. If the migration process is completed earlier, an email will be sent to all faculty to inform them that Blackboard is available. The transition to SaaS […]

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Faculty Honored for Undergraduate Teaching with 2016 Emerson Award

November 18, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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The Emerson Awards for teaching excellence have been honoring outstanding teachers in the St. Louis region for 27 years. This year among the regional honorees, five WashU faculty, nominated by their schools and by The Teaching Center, received this award in recognition of their leadership in undergraduate teaching. Congratulations to the 2016 honorees:       […]

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Open Position in The Teaching Center

November 15, 2016 | Teaching Center Staff

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The Teaching Center is hiring an Assistant Director of Academic Services. The Assistant Director will work collaboratively with colleagues from across the disciplines to develop and implement effective teaching practices and to provide interactive programs on evidence-based teaching. The primary focus of the position is in two areas: 1) providing expert pedagogical support to faculty […]

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Gephardt Institute Faculty Grants

November 10, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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  This election year has inspired many students to get involved in politics, and the Gephardt Institute continues to support this engagement. The Institute is extending its deadline for Faculty Election-Year Programming Grants, which are designed to foster public conversation and civic learning.

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November Events on Integrating Metacognition

October 12, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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The Innovations in Undergraduate Education Speaker Series continues with an upcoming talk by Julie Stanton, PhD, (Assistant Professor of Cellular Biology; Director, Research Experience for Undergraduates, Undergraduate Biology Education Research, University of Georgia). “Metacognition: How Undergraduates Self-Regulate to Learn Biology” November 14, 2016,  4:00-5:00 pm Rebstock Hall, Room 322 Students who practice metacognition can learn more and perform better […]

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