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Webster University Signs Agreement For Institutional License with Zoom

July 15, 2020

Webster University is excited to announce to have signed an agreement for an institutional license with Zoom to become the university’s primary web conferencing solution. Recommended by a sub-committee of the CIO Council with a focus on teaching and learning, Zoom was selected for the anticipated benefits for our student, faculty and staff community.

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Incomplete Grade Guidance for Summer 2020

June 29, 2020

Effective June 1, 2020, the allowable timeframe for grades of Incompletes has changed to two terms following the course end date. Grades of Incomplete are an option that faculty may select to allow students to complete their work if the situation is appropriate. Per catalog policy, appropriate situations are those “where the student has satisfactorily completed major components of the course and has the ability to finish the remaining work without re-enrolling.”

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Student Success Portal: Summer early term progress survey launches June 12

June 09, 2020

The Summer 2020 Early Term Progress Survey launches Friday, June 12, and is open for 10 days, closing Monday, June 22, at 11 p.m. CST. This survey is distributed to all graduate and undergraduate Summer term courses throughout the United States and at the Leiden campus as well as to undergraduate courses at the Tashkent, Uzbekistan, campus.

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Webinar Sessions In Assigning Grades of Incomplete and Unlimited WebEx Storage

May 14, 2020

As the term and semester are coming to an end, webinar sessions have been scheduled to assist faculty members on how to go about grades that make the most sense for students who have not been engaged in classes during the last few weeks and also on what the process is for saving WebEx video meetings since our unlimited storage in WebEx ends in June.

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ARC Strives for Excellence, Sees Increase in Usage

May 14, 2020

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) team strives for excellence in their work to support students, faculty, and staff. In order to focus on continuous improvement, assessment is necessary. Amidst positive survey feedback and an upward trend in the usage of the ARC, it's a good time to get a refresher on the services available heading into Summer 2020.

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New Starfish Functionality: Direct Links

April 28, 2020

The Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, has new functionality – Direct Links. This functionality includes several features for students, faculty, and staff such as individual and/or service-based online appointment scheduling, personal and/or service profiles, navigation to the student Intake Form tab, navigation to the student My Success Network tab, navigation to the Progress Survey tab, and options to embed external links in various communications, such as flag, referral, and kudos messaging.

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Incomplete Grade Guidance for Spring, COVID-19 Considerations

April 20, 2020

Though the university is not changing the policy or general guidance with regard to grades of Incomplete during the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been questions raised as to how to handle incomplete grades. As with all grading considerations for the University is encouraging faculty to be considerate of students’ situations and flexible where possible. Undergraduate and School of Education grades are due on May 15. All other graduate course grades are due May 22.

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Webster At Home: Leiden continues to serve; Ghana reaches out with success counseling

April 14, 2020

Webster Leiden wants to remind everyone that they are still up and running and ready to help out. The Leiden staff is working remotely, and happy to show how that process is going for them...Webster Ghana Success Center Coach Eli Tetteh talks about how in troubling times like these it is easy to feel a strong sense on unease. The Success Center is still able to help students feel at easy and figure out students success.

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IT Offers Training in Microsoft Teams and Jabber

April 13, 2020

Information Technology will be hosting two webinar training sessions for faculty and staff: learn how to set up meetings and chats on Microsoft Teams (April 15) and how to navigate Jabber for conference calls or group chats (April 16). Registration is not required to attend, but is requested in order to gauge demand and interest.

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Webster at Home: Reptiles and art; Connecting through video; Keeping up with Career Planning

April 07, 2020

While discussing the "reptilian brain" in Carol Hodson's topics in studio art course, one student brought a live guest to their online meeting: a blue-tongued skink. ... To stay connected during remote operations, video usage has become key to making connections. Webster Vienna provided the community with several messages from students and staff, while the Walker School's Eric Rhiney put together an intro for his students. ... Career Planning and Development has been active on social media to inspire students and employees, as well as offer resources to find online activities.

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IT Hosts One Hour Drop-In Sessions

March 30, 2020

Information Technology will be holding one-hour drop-in sessions via WebEx Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 3 at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for anyone who may have a question or need how-to assistance regarding working remotely. These sessions will not be topic-based and are instead meant for anyone needing to “drop in” to connect with Information Technology.

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IT Wants to Hear Your Feedback On Help Sessions

March 26, 2020

The Information Technology team thanks everyone who attended one of their Information Technology Working Remotely Help Sessions that happened this past week. Now they want to hear back from those who attended the session via a brief survey. Your responses will help IT improve support and plan for additional sessions that may be of interest in the future.

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