We had some laughs at Key and Peele's sketch, TeachingCenter, although we think it would be great to live in a world in which a show acknowledges the impact of instructors more than most media outlets currently do. You deserve this kind of attention for all your hard work (as long as you're not camera … Continue reading Key and Peele’s Fake Show is One We’d Tune into!
TestGuard is an application that provides additional testing security by allowing instructors to restrict student access to both computer applications and websites while a secured test is in progress. This tool ensures the integrity of the test remains protected during lab-based testing. TestGuard is available for use with both our installed and web platforms, and … Continue reading Keep Tests Secure Using TestGuard
As the summer begins to wind down, we eschewed cold sandwiches in the break room for hot pizza and outdoor games during lunchtime today. We took a moment to reflect on the past academic year and think ahead to the upcoming semester. Hawkes employees always work hard, so taking a quick break to have some … Continue reading Soaring into the Fall Semester
The ability to hide sections from students is now available in the instructor online Grade Book. This feature can be used to prevent students from enrolling in a section that you want to keep private. A few reasons to hide sections include: Making an incomplete or holding section for students who have not completed the … Continue reading Seeking out a Way to Hide Sections? We’ve Found It!
Beauty and discovery—probably not two of the most common words you hear from your students in math classes. That shouldn't be the case, though, considering the subject of mathematics is so inherently artistic. Paul Lockhart, former math professor at Brown University and UC Santa Cruz, discusses the idea of math as a form of art … Continue reading The Beauty of Mathematical Discovery
For the first time in 21 years, the United States has won the International Mathematical Olympiad! Led by Po-Shen Loh, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, the six-man team competed among more than 100 countries in Chiang Mai, Thailand, over two days. Each team member worked on three problems to help lead his team to … Continue reading Congratulations, U.S.!