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Labor Day Weekend Hours

You deserve a 3-day weekend! But in case you have to get in some homework between the Labor Day fun, you can still reach us at the Help Desk throughout the weekend. Call, email, or chat with us: Friday: until

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Glass Hall Renovation– Part One

There is some exciting renovation happening over in Glass Hall’s Computer Lab! Work is by no means complete, but here are some shots “before” and “in progress.”     But now, all that is changing!     Isn’t it going

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SPSS No Longer Distributed for Home Use

Due to changes in IBM licensing and pricing, Computer Services can no longer provide SPSS for home use for students.

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Blackboard Mobile Learn App is Now Free For Missouri State!

Interacting with your students is a key component to keeping them engaged, and Blackboard Mobile Learn makes it even easier to check and update Blackboard right from your mobile device. Students and instructors can now download the Blackboard Mobile Learn

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Blackboard Open Lab held every Friday 1:30 – 5:00 pm

We have a great way to get your Blackboard questions answered and curiosity  quenched! The Blackboard Open Lab is open every Friday from 1:30- 5:00 PM. You’ll find our Technical Trainer, Ryan Spilken, hanging out in Library 205 on Friday

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Blackboard Feature Spotlight: My Posts

By now you’ve probably seen the My Blackboard navigation system of our Blackboard, but have you ever clicked on My Posts? My posts is a running list of all conversations going in your Blackboard courses. This includes posts from discussion

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Blackboard Feature Spotlight: New Discussion Board

Blackboard has completely revamped the Discussion Board! First you will notice that contributor’s profile pictures will show up next to their posts and comments, making the conversation much easier to follow. Also you can now see all the threads in

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Blackboard Feature Spotlight: Profiles

What’s this?! Pictures, at long last! Profiles are a great new feature of Blackboard which make the online learning experience more person-oriented. It’s long been understood that learning students’ names improves their dedication and effort in the classroom, and now

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Blackboard Feature Spotlight: Video Everywhere

Video Everywhere is basically what the name implies! You can record, embed, and reuse videos anywhere there is a content editor. Students or faculty can provide responses and feedback on wiki entries, discussion boards, assignments and other places. In addition

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Blackboard Feature Spotlight: The New Content Editor

The Content Editor in Blackboard is better than ever! Have you ever struggled to copy and paste a paragraph from a word document to a Blackboard page? It’s been fixed! Yes, you can now copy and paste from Word without it

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Upcoming Events

Sep
19
Fri
1:30 pm Ask the Experts Blackboard Open ... @ Meyer Library 205 Technology Training Center
Ask the Experts Blackboard Open ... @ Meyer Library 205 Technology Training Center
Sep 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
NOW ALSO ONLINE! – Ask the Experts Blackboard Open Session, Blackboard Master is on hand to provide one-on-one help with your specific questions, demonstrate a Blackboard feature you’d like to implement in your course, and perhaps even teach you one
2:00 pm Ask the Experts Open Session @ Cheek 100 Technology Training Center
Ask the Experts Open Session @ Cheek 100 Technology Training Center
Sep 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Computer Services hosts Ask the Experts Open Sessions every Friday to assist staff on a variety of University technologies. Registration is not required; simply stop by any Friday and an expert will be available for one-on-one assistance. Experts in each
Sep
23
Tue
10:00 am Blackboard Learn: Designing Enga... @ Meyer Library 205 Technology Training Center
Blackboard Learn: Designing Enga... @ Meyer Library 205 Technology Training Center
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This hands-on workshop for faculty members and graduate teaching assistants will explore a variety of options for presenting content that provides a more engaging learning experience for students. You will learn how to incorporate images and multimedia into your Blackboard
Sep
24
Wed
2:00 pm Blackboard Learn: Designing Enga... @ Meyer Library 205 Technology Training Center
Blackboard Learn: Designing Enga... @ Meyer Library 205 Technology Training Center
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This hands-on workshop for faculty members and graduate teaching assistants will explore a variety of options for presenting content that provides a more engaging learning experience for students. You will learn how to incorporate images and multimedia into your Blackboard

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