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February 1, 2012 / dlitgroup

Weekly Updates – February 3

The following updates are from the DLIT Department for the week ending Feb 3rd.


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

  • Webinar – DLIT attended: “The Importance of Communication in Online Learning & the Campus Experience” which provided insights on leveraging the Bb Connect tool in courses.
  • Webinar – DLIT attended: “Sneak Peek: Service Pack 8 for Blackboard Learn 9.1” which provided excellent information which will guide our pilot of SP8 in the summer.

Department Action Projects & College Action Projects

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

  • Project 1 – Extend DL Program
    • DL CAP – Sub-teams met to finalize work on the project list and table.
  • Project 2 – Enhance Classroom and Instructional Technologies
    • n/a
  • Project 3 – Extend Blackboard Learn, Content, Community
    • n/a

Other Work within Your Department

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

  • n/a

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.

  • Eric Kunnen
    • Starfish Issue Meeting – Attended Starfish meeting to resolve issues with Lynnae.
    • MCCVLC State Wide Update Meeting – Attended meeting and provided an update regarding GRCC’s upcoming site visit for HLC.
    • DL CAP Update – Finalized project list for the student success, infrastructure, and data themes in the DL Project List.
    • Consolidate DL Data – Collected data from Jose and Heath to create the beginnings of a course data set for DL information.
    • HLC Visit – Planning, coordination, content development, and scheduling work for the HLC visit.
    • Digital Learning Day – Created a blog post for DL Day.  See:
      – started a blog post on relay and fuse.
    • ITC Award – Created a blog post to recognize Garry Brand and his award as well as to share the press release.  See:
    • Analytics for Learn – Coordinated with Jody Graves for the planned orientation date in February for the Bb Analytics team who is visiting campus.
    • Starfish Early Alert – Met with Lynnae and John about a Starfish Integration Project that is intended to provide integration with PS, AdvisorTrac and TutorTrac.
    • Bb Bug Squad Post – Created a blog post to highlight DLIT’s work and participation in the Bb Bug Squad as well as to highlight Eric recognition as the top 6 voters of 2011. See:
    • IT/DLIT – Met with David Anderson to discuss DLIT, Bb, DL CAP, HLC work and intersects.
    • Draft Blog Post – Created a draft blog post to highlight Camtasia Relay.  Tim Koets and Luann Keizer will be finalizing the draft.
  • Meegan Willi
    • n/a – out sick at time of report
  • Jose Mora
    • Attended a Service Learning Conference.
    • HLC site visit preparation and coordination work.
    • Isaac working on MCCVLC coordination.
    • Opened up sections for online courses.
  • Student Worker
    • Prepared report for DL CAP and HLC visit on faculty teaching online. (Full time vs Adjunct)
    • Discovery of student success rates work and scanning.

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
    •         1.   Assisted faculty and submitted tracking forms to .2.   Prepared Blackboard Training and logistics for Mashup session (Tim to cover).

      3.   Facilitated Week Three of OHCC and assisted with campus session.

      4.   Attended Blackboard Mobile Collaborate Webinar.

      5.   Sending daily professional development updates to GRCC Today.

      6.   Assisted various faculty who dropped into 125 Main.

      7.   Attended Blackboard Collaborate Session Creation Workshop

      8.   Participated in Blackboard Team Meeting.

      9.   Still more conversations about cats!

      10.  Added resources to DLIT Facebook site and GRCC webpage.

      11.  Assisted faculty within Business Department.

      12.  Facilitated DL CAP worksession with Julie Hess and Meegan Willi.

      13.  Attended Curriculum meeting re: distance learning.

      14.  Attended webinar on Blackboard Drive as part of pilot.

DLIT Tracking Table

    • n/a

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