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January 11, 2012 / dlitgroup

Weekly Updates – January 6 and 13

The following updates are from the DLIT Department for the week ending January 6th and 13th.


This area includes international, national, regional, state, and local activities.

Department Action Projects & College Action Projects

This area includes accomplishments or milestones regarding Departmental and College Action Project(s).

  • Project 1 – Extend DL Program
    • Teaching Lab Sciences Online – DLIT promoted and coordinated a webinar through ITC on teaching lab science classes online.  Bill Faber, Laurie Foster, Meegan Willi, Eric Kunnen, and Jennifer Batten attended.
    • Student Orientation Meeting – Eric Kunnen, Jose Mora, Ed Sosa, Eric Mullen, Amanda Chatel, Don Vanoeveran, Susan DelRaso will meet on Thursday to evaluate how to improve online student orientations.  Since DLIT is not a student facing department, support is needed from areas that are on the fringes and closer to students and have resources to support the work.
  • Project 2 – Enhance Classroom and Instructional Technologies
    • Eric Kunnen joined the Learning Environments Team.
    • TLT Showcase – The planning team met to review nomination form process for Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award and Logistics.  This event will be held March 22. Spread the word!
  • Project 3 – Extend Blackboard Learn, Content, Community
    • Blackboard Team Meeting – These are now held on Thursday mornings.
    • Field Trial for Analytics – The server has been prepped and we are working with the analytics team to install and implement the system.
    • Bb Collaborate Pilot – This is now live!  The capabilities include live online class lectures, meetings, trainings.
    • SP8 Installed – GRCC is participating in a beta and product development partnership with Blackboard for Service Pack 8 and the new Visual Text Box Editor.
    • Goals and Standards with SP8 – Eric Kunnen met with Katie Daniels to review features included with Sp8 around goals, standards, outcomes, rubrics etc. for curriculum and program review.

Other Work within Your Department

This area includes accomplishments, milestones, or comments from within the department.

  • Social Sciences Department Visit – Eric Kunnen and Meegan Willi will attend and present at the department meeting on Friday, highlighting online learning, support, Meegan’s role, resources, etc.

DLIT Staff Reports

This area includes accomplishments, milestones, or comments from DLIT staff that is not included in the work outlined in the Department and College Action Projects area and categories above.

  • Jose Mora
    • n/a
  • Student Worker
    • Set out table tents for promoting Blackboard tools for students.

EOL Faculty Reports

This area includes accomplishments, milestones, or comments from EOL faculty in the department.

  • Luann Keizer
    • n/a
  • Tim Koets
    • n/a
  • Garret Brand
    • Assisted faculty and submitted tracking forms to
    • Coordinated with CTE regarding OHCC registrations, prerequisites and faculty questions
    • Enrolled OHCC participants
    • Covered Drop-In Hours in 125 Main from January 6-9
    • Attended TLT Planning Meeting on January 10th
    • Attended Blackboard Team Meeting on January 12th
    • Attended FPD CAP Meeting Met with faculty member regarding password changes and syllabus uploads
    • Faculty Learning Day PresentationCamtasia Fuse blog post and video

DLIT Tracking Table

    • n/a

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