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November 4, 2010 / dlitgroup

Weekly Updates – November 5

The following updates are from DLIT for the week ending November 5th.

  • Faculty Support Tickets – This week the DLIT office supported, responded, and addressed 55 questions through email, phone, and drop-in support. [Linked to Extending Bb Learn Platform and DL CAP]
  • Blackboard Updated Access Denied Patch – A new patch was installed, tested, and placed into production to prevent students from double clicking during an assessment in Blackboard and getting an “access denied” message.
  • Blackboard Scholar Issue – Time was spent troubleshooting Bb Scholar which is preventing a faculty member from properly registering a course.
  • Blackboard Item Copy Case – Time was spend troubleshooting and responding to an issue with copying content from one course to another.
  • Telecourse Cancellation Notice – A cancellation notice for DOLLAR$ & SENSE: PERSONAL FINANCE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY for Fall’10 was sent to Coast.
  • Fix for BbStats for Florida International University – Szymon Machajewski created a fix for the BbStats Blackboard Building Block that provides advance reporting in Bb.
  • Walsh College Call – Participated in a conference call with Walsh College about Bb and Distance Learning. [Linked to Extending Bb Learn Platform and DL CAP]
  • Blackboard Basics Session – DLIT delivered a Bb Basics session. [Linked to Extending Bb Learn Platform]
  • Capacity Study Report – A capacity study report was finalized and submitted. [Linked to Extending Bb Learn Platform and DL CAP]
  • DLIT Update Email to Deans – The following email was sent to Deans as an update regarding Distance Learning at GRCC: [Linked to DL CAP]Dear Deans,

    Here are some updates regarding our Distance Learning initiatives here at GRCC:

    1) Current Approved Courses Spreadsheet –
    https://bb.grcc.edu/webapps/cmsmain/webui/_xy-735107_4-t_kRBg2zXB

    2) Courses that are coming up for approval at a future Deans meeting:

    CLS 100
    CLS 110
    CLS 111
    CJ 105
    CJ 245
    CJ 246
    MU 173
    MU 236

    3) Current Certified Instructors Spreadsheet – https://bb.grcc.edu/webapps/cmsmain/webui/_xy-735108_4-t_Zbobm75p

    4) We have 20 instructors currently enrolled in our OHCC Training and the Winter 2011 session is already full.  (We are working on opening another session.)

    5) Courses that have been approved to be offered online, but have never been offered in the online format:

    AN 201
    AR 103
    AR 202
    BA 248
    CJ 235
    EN 100
    FR 101
    GH 110
    MU 100
    PL 201
    SS 120
    WE 125

    6) Courses that have been approved by Deans but have never been finished being developed or offered online:

    AD 168
    AD 250
    AR 106 – approval in progress
    AS 102
    BA 105
    BA 133
    BA 156
    BA 170
    BA 183
    BA 204
    BA 205
    BI 171
    CD 116
    CM 101
    CO 279
    COM 135
    DH 119
    DX 115
    GE 132

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