Category: Announcements

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Summer 2017 POGIL Workshop Registration Now Open

February 15, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

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Looking for ways to enliven your teaching approaches? Who needs the beach? July is time for POGILing! With the view that “knowledge is personal,” POGIL takes a student-centered, team-based, active-learning approach in which key concepts and process skills (such as collaboration and critical thinking) are taught through interaction and discovery. POGIL.org has  changed their course structure […]

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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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Call for Proposals on Teaching in STEM

January 27, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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We are now accepting proposals and registrations for the inaugural STEM Faculty Institute on Teaching Symposium, which will take place on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm at Washington University. At this regional symposium, STEM faculty will discuss their recent innovations and best practices in integrating evidence-based teaching in STEM. Please click here to register […]

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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. Thank you for your patience. Update from WashU-IT (5:43 pm, 01/17/17): The Blackboard Service experienced a partial outage today. This caused major delays across the platform for […]

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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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