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June 27, 2012 / dlitgroup

Weekly Updates – June 27

Community

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

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Department Action Projects & College Action Projects

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

  • Project 1 – Extend DL Program
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  • Project 2 – Enhance Classroom and Instructional Technologies
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  • Project 3 – Extend Blackboard Learn, Content, Community
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Other Work within Your Department

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

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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
  • Meegan Willi
    • Met with Katie D., Judy J., and Sophie R. from Psychology to discuss possibilities of using Blackboard assessments for a department-wide pre- and post- test
      • Tested output from Blackboard service pack 8 from a course and from Repondus
    • Met with Aimee P. currently developing EN 249. She has completed 12 very organized weeks of the course and is on track to have the course fully developed this summer.
    • Gathered data for Eric’s deans report. # of unique courses developed at GRCC for online or hybrid offering – 143 since Summer 2002.
    • Updated Summer Technology Institute webpage with new clicker information http://cms.grcc.edu/techinstitute
    • Assisted Mark N. in researching Bethann T.’s apostrophe and quote issue – we have a fix for it which could be installed on production, but although it generates the correct points for a question, it still shows the graphics next to any answer with an apostrophe or quotation mark as wrong. However, in Blackboard service pack 8, this issue is completely resolved.
    • Worked on order for swag with Jose – DLIT, Donuts and Distance Learning & Blackboard and Bagels, Summer Technology Institute, and Raider Rally
    • Assisted other faculty drop ins and submitted tracking forms to http://www.grcc.edu/tracking – summary is available here [https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewanalytics?key=0Av8C6IlT6vu-cERzaFRHSFh2Wk1GVDlqY0hVNm1YQmc] – 8 faculty and 1 student with questions related to (1) where to go for Blackboard and OrgSync training, (2) posting Blackboard announcements to Facebook, (3) how to get groupwise on iPhone and issues with Blackboard on an instructor podium in 323 Main (Firefox issue), (4) adding podcasts to Blackboard course, (5) inquiring on clicker training, (6) copying materials from one course to another, (7) how to create a discussion board in Blackboard – forums and threads, (8) added new faculty to Blackboard SP 8 pilot and organization for the pilot, (9) can a student hide the test timer in Blackboard.
  • Jose Mora

EOL Faculty Reports

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

  • Lisa Gloege
    • Started preparation for Summer Technology Institute
    • Worked with Media Technologies to prepare for faculty check-out of clicker instructor kits
  • Gary Ebels
    • Facilitating at the GRCC FSU Great Teacher Seminar and indirectly promoting DLIT to the participants
  • Garret Brand

DLIT Tracking Table

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