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February 29, 2012 / dlitgroup

Weekly Updates – March 2

The following updates are from the DLIT Department for the week ending Mar 2nd.


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

  • Bb Collaborate PD Meeting – DLIT attended a meeting with Bb Inc. on product development ideas for the roadmap of Bb Collaborate.
  • Bb Collaborate Webinar – DLIT attended a webinar by Bb Inc. on “A Day in the life of a Bb Collaborate Professor” which provided examples of using Bb IM (office hours), Bb Collaborate (live lectures, training and PD), and Bb Voice Tools (for voice content) in Bb.
  • VTBE Limited Field Trial meeting – DLIT participated in a conference call about the new visual text box editor features.   GRCC was selected to be involved in this exciting new product enhancement.

Department Action Projects & College Action Projects

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

  • Project 1 – Extend DL Program
    • Courses Approved to Offer Online (Final Approval) – Approved classes include: FR102, PH115, AS103
      CO 205, 233, 273, 274.
  • Project 2 – Enhance Classroom and Instructional Technologies
    • Classroom Tech Meeting was held. – Notes below in Eric K’s report.
  • Project 3 – Extend Blackboard Learn, Content, Community
    • Bb Team Meeting – Preparation for SP8 and OCHO for summer pilot and Fall deployment.  Team meeting minutes to be posted.

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.

  • Jose Mora
    • Attended TLT planning meeting
      Answered DLIT Student e-mail
         Online classes availability
         What programs we offer online
         Enrollment process steps
         General online course information
      Updated budget master sheet
      Moved budget money within account
      Updated tuition fees on MCCVLC website
      Answered DLIT phone
      Worked on SSPD reimbursement for Meegan
      Worked on other reimbursements
      Processed LOA for conference
      Fixed budget error
      Working on another separate budgetary error
  • Student Worker
    • Took blackboard survey for Eric
      Delivered forms to appropriate staff for signatures
      Returned technologies to media technology
      Worked on instructor notification spreadsheet
      Updated faculty nominations spreadsheet
      Worked new OHCC faculty spreadsheet for Jose
      Made PDF copies of files
      Helped two, walk-in, instructors with blackboard.
      Worked on faculty feedback spreadsheet for Eric
      Took forms up to have Ric sign them
      Went up to 316 for Jen’s award

EOL Faculty Reports

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

  • Luann Keizer
    • 1. Rewrote GH125 with faculty- 2.5 hours
      2. Advised faculty on finishing courses after completing OHCC
      3. Enrolled 1 person, completed 0 in BB Basics online
      4. Facilitated Donuts and Bagels drop in session.
  • Tim Koets
    • n/a
  • Garret Brand
    • Assisted faculty and submitted tracking forms to
    • Provided feedback on OHCC final presentations, updated certification status, communicated to DLIT and CTE.
    • Assisted various faculty who dropped into 125 Main.
    • Participated in Blackboard Team Meeting.
    • Cat conversations have subsided and new topic appears to be NASCAR.
    • Assisted faculty within Business Department.
    • Attended Blackboard Collaborate session regarding improvements to version 11.
    • Attended Teaching, Learning and Technology Showcase meeting.
    • Attended Donuts and Distance Learning session in 347 Main.
    • Attended webinar on Creating Interactive Journals with Softchalk.

DLIT Tracking Table

    • n/a

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