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Spotlight on Student Engagement: Piazza

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January 7, 2016

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Piazza is a free, easy to use Q&A platform integrated within myWPI. If you’ve been looking for more ways to get your students contributing in class, Piazza might be the tool for you. The Piazza platform encourages all types of learners to ask and answer questions in an online forum environment. Students have the option […]

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Professor Tom Balistrieri using Clickers in Abnormal Psychology

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December 15, 2015

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Tom Balistrieri was so kind as to answer some questions of mine regarding how he used clickers in his Abnormal Psychology class this past B15 term. He also allowed me to come to his last class and ask his students a little about what they thought of clickers – those results are at the bottom […]

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myWPI unavailable week of 1/5/15 to 1/9/15

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December 23, 2014

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The myWPI learning management system, http://my.wpi.edu will be unavailable from January 5th to January 9th 2015 due to a necessary software upgrade to maintain the service contract with our vendor.  Access to myWPI and Blackboard Mobile Learn will be unavailable during the upgrade. NOTE: We will send out an e-mail notification when the system is […]

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I’m also new to the ATC TTL group! I’m Jess!

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November 18, 2014

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Hello! I am Jess Baer and I will be supporting all things Clicker and Qualtrics related! I’ll also be doing my best to support all the different software and hardware the Academic Technology Center offers to students and faculty. I’ve spent the last 7 years doing what I love as a technology trainer for Natick […]

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New ATC TTL group member introduction!

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November 17, 2014

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Hi everyone! I am Lindsey (Tapper) Van Gieson, the new myWPI guru for the ATC. I have a broad background in instructional technology, my most recent experience managing and supporting the Content Management System at Tufts Medical School- and less recently Classroom and A/V support for the Tufts Medford campus.   I worked at Tufts University […]

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Compatibility Mode and myWPI

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September 19, 2014

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If you’re an Internet Explorer 11 user, you may have noticed that myWPI has the occasional tendency to look, well, odd. If you’re seeing errors like these scrollbars, or perhaps encountering other errors in Internet Explorer where things aren’t displaying or working correctly, you may need to turn off Compatibility Mode! Compatibility mode is a […]

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A Little Problem Editing WMV (And solution)

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March 19, 2014

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Disclaimer: Jim cannot fix your computer; Jim is sharing a solution he found to a problem that popped up on campus. If Jim’s solution does not work for your computer, Jim is probably not the right person to contact. Hi folks, Quick post, in case anyone out there is still suffering from a problem that […]

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That’s What We Are Here For!

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January 15, 2014

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Yesterday I had one of what we call our “great meetings”.  I met with two faculty (don’t worry, they shall not be named here) who identified some of their teaching challenges.  We spent our time discussing the following topics: 1.  Grading multiple choice exams.  How can we cut down on grading time while also gathering […]

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Attention all Blackboard Social Users – New EULA

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December 13, 2013

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Do you use the Blackboard Social tools?  Are you used to seeing a small image of your choosing in the upper right hand corner of your screen?  If so, you may have noticed that this image was gone as of this morning.  What the heck happened? Blackboard has issues an update to their End User […]

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Self and Peer Assessment: Feedback on Group Work

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April 10, 2013

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I’m not kidding when I say that three faculty members have approached us very recently with a similar teaching challenge:  How can I use technology to help with team assessment?  And here in the TTL group, we LOVE a challenge. Each professor has slightly different needs, however all centered around the desire for students in […]

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