Category: Announcements

VHS Tapes in the Classroom: Suggestions for Instructors

August 17, 2017 | Liz Peterson

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The University began phasing out VCR’s, which play VHS tapes, in University-managed classrooms in 2012.  As a result a limited and decreasing number of classrooms are equipped with VCRs.  To identify classrooms equipped with VCR’s please use The Teaching Center’s Classroom Directory. Instructors who would like to request a classroom with a VCR should work […]

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Classroom Help for Faculty

August 14, 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-Th, 8:00 am – 5:00 […]

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Register for Upcoming Blackboard Training Sessions

August 7, 2017 | Lindsay Meador

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Blackboard training sessions for faculty and staff will be held on the Danforth Campus on August 8, 14, and 25, led by The Teaching Center. This interactive workshop is intended to familiarize participants with basic Blackboard functions and course tools. For more information about these training sessions, click here.

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HHMI Grant to Support Student Success in STEM

June 8, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has just announced that Washington University is one of 24 institutions that will receive  a $1 million grant to support student success in STEM, as a part of the HHMI Inclusive Excellence Initiative. The Washington University initiative will be led by Regina F. Frey (the Florence E. Moog Professor of STEM Education, Chemistry; co-director […]

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Alternative Blackboard Log-In

May 9, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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9: 20 am This issue has been resolved. You may now log on at  https://blackboard.wustl.edu. ************************************   8:50 am WashU IT has reported that we are currently experiencing an outage on the Blackboard landing page (Blackboard.wustl.edu, bb.wustl.edu). WashU IT is actively working to resolve the issue. Until this issue is resolved, please log on at https://wustl.blackboard.com. Teaching […]

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Denise Leonard Named Associate Director

April 30, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

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Denise Leonard, PhD, has been named Associate Director for Graduate-Student and Postdoc programs at The Teaching Center. Denise joined The Teaching Center in 2013 as a postdoctoral research scholar (a dual appointment with the Department of Biology) and was appointed Assistant Director in 2014. As Associate Director, Denise will lead the development of our professional-development […]

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Open Positions at The Teaching Center

April 17, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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Come grow with us at The Teaching Center! We are currently inviting applications for two Assistant Directors in Academic Services. The Assistant Directors work collaboratively with colleagues to develop and provide interactive programs on evidence-based teaching. The primary focus of these positions is on graduate-student and postdoc programs—including workshops, consultations, and symposia—as well as a […]

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Levi-Montalcini on the Walk of Fame

April 7, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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As reported in The Source, Nobel laureate and neurobiologist Rita Levi-Montalcini, who conducted research at Washington University in St. Louis from 1947-1977, was inducted posthumously into the St. Louis Walk of Fame on April 6, 2017. A professor emeritus of biology in Arts & Sciences, Levi-Montalcini died at the age of 103 in 2012. Founder of the […]

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Register for Summer 2017 POGIL Workshop

March 24, 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 has  changed their course structure […]

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Blackboard: Current Issues

March 23, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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For updates on all current issues, please go to https://blackboard.wustl.edu/announcements/ SafeAssign Blackboard is reporting that, due to a high paper load, instructors using SafeAssign are currently experiencing significant delays when requesting reports. In addition, as of 5/8/2017, instructors are receiving error messages when they attempt to “Direct Submit” papers to SafeAssign. For assistance with this issue, […]

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