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July 17, 2012 / dlitgroup

Weekly Updates – July 18


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

  • BbWorld’12 – The largest ever conference for Blackboard.  Get the all the session notes and key updates here:

Department Action Projects & College Action Projects

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

  • Project 1 – Extend DL Program
  • Project 2 – Enhance Classroom and Instructional Technologies
    • n/a
  • Project 3 – Extend Blackboard Learn, Content, Community
    • Bb Team is meeting on Wednesday to include readiness plans for Fall.  July 27 is the course creation date for Fall and SP8/9 will be installed on production on August 16.

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
    • DL Strategy Plan Writing
    • Attended BbWorld 2012 Conference Last Week – Notes and highlights where sent to Deans and all information is collected here:
    • Updated web page for award programs for DLIT:
    • Attending ITC Leadership Academy this Week in Minneapolis
    • Sent out DLIT Newsletter for July highlighting BbWorld, STI, and SP8/9.
  • Meegan Willi
    • Attended BbWorld 2012 Conference Last Week – participated as a VIP Blogger. View all the notes from GRCC’s blogging from the event here:
    • Met with Garry to plan the next five weeks of the OHCC – I will facilitate the in-person optional Friday sessions at least the next three weeks with the plan to have all DLIT EOL faculty at the final presentation day on August 10th. I will also monitor and participate in the online discussions.
    • Met with Mark N. for the Blackboard Team Meeting on July 18th –
    • GH 110 – meeting with Mary G., course developer on July 18th – it was the initial meeting to plan the development. The course is being developed this summer in hopes to have it through the process and ready to go for Winter 2013. Mary scheduled a follow-up on July 23rd to bring in a final schedule and syllabus.
    • Attended GRCC Professional Development session on July 18th – Healthy Dinner on a Budget.
    • Assisted other faculty drop ins and submitted tracking forms to – summary is available here [] – 2 faculty members (1) with questions on the GRCC Digital Initiative and possibility of checking out an iPad, (2) help using Respondus to import a test into Blackboard.
  • Jose Mora
    • Met with Ric and Penni
    • Assisted with Blackboard Basics
    • Enrolled MCCVLC students; there were four students.
    • Consolidated budgets for DLIT and DEL
    • Working with vendor to purchase swag for raider rally and STI
    • Sent promotional material to admissions office
    • Consolidated MCCVLC summer registration numbers
    • Re-ordered replacement banner
    • Processed multiple reimbursements
    • Submitted Stall Street Journal request
    • Answered DLIT email
      • I am enrolled in an online course and it is not showing up on my Blackboard.
      • I don’t have any assignments for my course.
      • How does signing up for online courses work?
      • Do you offer an online course for the study of the RDA exam?
      • Looking into getting my degree in construction managament.I am a working adult wanting to further my career.
      • Hello I’m military family member living over sea in Japan, my state side mailing address is in Michigan that looking forward to enter the online courses for BUSINESS DEGREES and I would like to know how to registered to enter and how much does it cost to be in courses?

EOL Faculty Reports

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

  • Lisa Gloege
    • n/a
  • Gary Ebels
    • I continue facilitating faculty in Blackboard Basics and Grade Book Online. Added 2 faculty, 1 completed, 5 currently enrolled.
  • Garret Brand
    • Facilitate Week One of OHCC
    • Facilitate Blackboard Basics Session
    • Facilitate OHCC Orientation
    • Create Templates and enroll Instructors
    • Prepare and release Week Two of OHCC
    • Assist faculty with instructional technology issues
    • Review potential new textbook for OHCC.
    • Detail on hours at

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