AI Chat: What We Know So Far
With the recent release of programs like ChatGPT, educators everywhere are asking questions about how such advances in artificial intelligence (AI) will change teaching and learning. Missouri Online's latest instructional design blog post about generative AI in higher education offers insight. Read about the current impact, find helpful resources for educators and learn more about how AI innovation might affect our future.
Read About Building Student Trust
The first article in a new series from Missouri Online instructional designer Elmer Ragus addresses the all-important topic of building credibility with students. Read about various methods for establishing trust in the virtual classroom, and stay tuned for more on this topic in the coming months.
Sign Up for Assessment Bootcamp
Sign up for the Academic Technology Assessment Bootcamp, Tuesday, March 7–Wednesday, March 8. Meet on Zoom for our 55-minute classes, and discover how you can use technology to assess your students. Topics include:
- Canvas Assignments, Quizzes and Grades
- Canvas Peer Review and Group Assignments
Visit our registration page, enter “Bootcamp” in the search bar and enroll now to reserve your spot. Register for all courses or just the topics that pique your interest. For more detail about the schedule, view the bootcamp flyer and for additional information, review the course descriptions.
Black Belt Help Launches This Month
Missouri Online will launch after-hours support through Black Belt Help (BBH) on Feb. 24, providing faculty with access to academic technology assistance 24/7, 365 days a year.
Reach BBH on the academic technology help line after regular support hours: 855-675-0755. They will not have access to university computers, but they will be able to answer standard support questions.
Missouri Online staff will continue to answer emails Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We’re available via phone and chat Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Alert: Academic Technologies and the Student Support Team will not be available for support, because of a scheduled all-day training session on March 2. However, BBH will be available throughout the day to answer Academic Technologies calls, if you need immediate assistance.
Both teams will resume answering queries when they return on March 3.
Spring Faculty Meet & Greets
You’re invited! Missouri Online will host another set of in-person Meet & Greets in March. Mark your calendars, and plan to visit us on your campus. Drop in for one of these open house events to pick up some Missouri Online swag, enjoy some refreshments, enter a drawing for prizes, ask questions and talk about your teaching goals.
Members from all of the Missouri Online teams will be present. Meet representatives from Marketing, Student Lifecycle Services, Program & Course Design Services, and Academic Technologies.
- University of Missouri-St. Louis: Wednesday, March 8 1-3 p.m.: Lucas Hall Conference Room 598 | Add to Calendar
- University of Missouri-Columbia: Thursday, March 9 1-3 p.m.: Heinkel Building, Room 226 | Add to Calendar
- Missouri University of Science and Technology: Wednesday, March 15 2-4 p.m.: Curtis Laws Wilson Library, Room 202 | Add to Calendar
- University of Missouri-Kansas City: Tuesday, March 21 1-3 p.m.: Student Union Room 301 | Add to Calendar
New Course Sharing Resources
Find the latest information about Intercampus Course Sharing on teaching.missouri.edu. You can also review the Course Sharing Dashboard, which captures current and past semester shares across the University of Missouri System. Log in with your university credentials and password.
Want to know more? Review the informative faculty resources below, or reach out to Instructional Design Director, Andrea Strong, directly via email.
- Course Offering Checklist (pdf)
- Role of secondary faculty (contact on the secondary campus)
- Additional information for faculty about the process
New Panopto Video Storage Policy
As of June 1, unplayed content will be automatically archived after 18 months, including imported Zoom recordings. Archived video must be restored before it can be accessed and viewed — a process that can take as long as 48 hours, depending on how long the video has been archived.
In addition, archived content:
- No longer appears in library browsing
- Continues to appear in search results until deleted
- Is permanently deleted after three years of inactivity
Missouri Online is implementing the new policy because of Panopto pricing changes. For more information, please visit the Panopto Content Retention Policy webpage.
Missouri Online was created to support digital education and encourage significant enrollment growth in online programs across our four universities. Our team of instructional designers and developers, learning technologists, student services professionals, program coordinators and marketing specialists are here to assist you.