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Security Tips When Traveling Abroad

Extra consideration must be taken when traveling outside the United States with technology. Concerns range from basic theft of belongings to targeting of data used by academics. It is important to prepare properly and use appropriate safeguards while traveling. These recommendations

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Clickers: Turning Off Automatic Upload

TurningPoint 8 has a feature which allows the software to automatically update the results for a session when new registration becomes available. That can be problematic when you have made manual changes on Blackboard that will be overwritten or you have changed the column type. These steps will tell you how to prevent it from automatically updating.

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TFSC: Lorraine Brewer, Wally Cordes Chair Discussion on “Refocusing Our Distracted Students: From Civil Inattention to Engaged Exploration”

 Lorraine Brewer gave a presentation titled, “Refocusing Our Distracted Students: From Civil Inattention to Engaged Exploration,” at the Wally Cordes Chair Discussion sponsored by the TFSC. One thing she emphasized was that there have always been...

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Faculty Spotlight: “Give Me a Good Wrong Answer”

Sometimes the most difficult thing in the classroom is getting students to answer questions. Often they are afraid of being wrong, looking stupid, or they are anxious about what the instructor will say or do. Other times they *think* they know the answer but are not...

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Faculty Spotlight: “What Evidence Would Change Your Mind?” Using Critical Thinking in the Classroom

Critical Thinking and argumentation are key concepts and skills that we wish to teach our students. Sometimes it is difficult to get students to consider evidence for arguments when their “gut” or emotions are at play. When highlighting the need for...

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