Mathematica Hands-On Training Seminar

Mathematica Hands-On Training Seminar

Tuesday November 10, 1-3pm on Pharmacy 149

Stay the entire time, or drop in for part of the time.

Click here to register.

Seminar presented by Neil Andrews from Wolfram, the makers of Mathematica. This will be an introduction to the software and hands-on help. Concordia University has purchased a site license. All faculty and students can download and activate the software for free, but it may be especially helpful for those in the math or sciences areas.

Downloading and installing Mathematica is easy through the Wolfram user portal (  You need to create a Wolfram account.  You can then download Mathematica and request an activation key.  Anyone with a or email should have no trouble obtaining an activation key.

Here is a link to a 6 minute overview of Mathematica:

The session will be recording for those who cannot attend.

Panopto: How to move recordings from a folder that is scheduled for deletion

Due to the high utilization of Panopto, academic recordings will need to be archived after three semesters. Folders that are four semesters or older will be deleted from the Panopto server after each semester.  An example is a folder with a term code of 201410 (Fall 2013) will be removed from Panopto at the start of the 201610 (Fall 2015) term. There are many folders that are unlabeled, these will be removed as well if they are more than four semesters old.

If your current classes require videos from older terms it will be the responsibility of the folder owner to move the recordings from those folder slated for deletion. If you share a folder with another faculty member, please work together to keep only recordings you need. Instructions for moving videos to a recent folder can be found here.

If you have any questions about videos falling under the policy stated above, please feel free to email Rob Erbes at

Using Videoconference Stations (Polycomm) – all locations

If you are having trouble, and you cannot reconnect as described below, call the AV number 262-243-4370.

Using the Polycomm HDX Remote (handout)

How to Make a Connection to Another Site (handout)

Emergency Plan of Action if Trouble Arises (handout)

Best Practices for Teaching with Videoconference (handout)

Sign up here for the self-paced Videoconference Course for faculty (Mequon or Ann Arbor locations). Center faculty contact your center director to be registered for the Center version.

Smart Board Software Links

Here is the information for the Smart Notebook Software.

If you would like to download the Smart Notebook Software to play with on your own computer, go to

You will be asked for a product key.  Please contact CELT for access to this key.  The license states that you can download the software for free on other computers, but may not use the software on competitor’s products, so you can’t use the software with a different brand of interactive white board (so you can’t use it on a Promethean Board).

You may also be interested in the social network on Ning for Smart Board using educators or  The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives, Shodor Interactivate, and NCTM Illuminations are great resources for any Interactive white board, computer lab activities, for a math center with a few classroom computers, or with 1 computer and a projector.

If you teach with a Promethean Board at some point I recommend checking out for resources for Promethean Boards.  Promethean Boards also have a great deal of resources.  I’m just not as familiar with those.   Let me know if you have any questions.

Nicole Muth Ph.D.

Concordia University Wisconsin

Middle Childhood Through Early Adolescence Department Chair


CELT Mission Statement

Concordia University Wisconsin’s Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching develops faculty for excellence in teaching in the face-to-face and blended learning environments, including the meaningful connection between faith and learning, to support Concordia’s mission of Christ-centered Lutheran higher education. CELT encourages self-reflective, scholarly teaching among Concordia faculty through consultation, collaboration, and community.