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December 12, 2012 / dlitgroup

Weekly Updates – December 12

DLIT Staff Reports

This area includes accomplishments, milestones, or comments from DLIT staff.

  • Eric Kunnen
    • Attended a EOL faculty planning meeting for W13
    • Conducted room evaluations for LET team
    • Held a conference phone call with Garry B and Meegan W with Schoolcraft College on course development strategies in building “ready to teach” courses (master courses templates).
    • Held a conference phone call with Schoolcraft call on Blackboard support strategies and advancing the system.
    • Researched 3PlayMedia as options for closed captioning video content.
    • Planned and sent agenda to the Bb Team along with facilitating the meeting. Notes here: https://dlitgroup.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/blackboard-team-meeting-dec-12/
    • Held a conference call with Amy T from the University of Southern Mississippi on their use of Blackboard, Collaborate, and their work with online course development and accessibility.
    • Attended Docsoft presentation.  This is a solution that the college is considering adopting that can assist with video closed captioning.
  • Meegan Willi
    • Attended Blackboard Team Meeting, took minutes. https://dlitgroup.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/blackboard-team-meeting-dec-12/
    • Attended Docsoft presentation.  This is a solution that the college is considering adopting that can assist with video closed captioning.
    • Updated the Blackboard Orientation course for students. Removed old videos – working with Eric and Garry to get the Distance Learning Readiness video captioned for the course. Reposted the announcements to reflect the new dates and remove the videos. Began adding heading markup and alt text to files.
    • Met with the DLIT EOL faculty to plan for Winter 2013.
    • Participated in a conference call with Schoolcraft College on their course development practices and strategies.
    • Attended the ISIS Leadership meeting.
    • Attended the Faculty Learning Day Planning lunch.
    • Researched and began preparing presentation for Faculty Learning Day on creating accessible content for Blackboard.
    • Met with Sheryl Y. on Blackboard Grade Center.
    • Met with Carol J. on Blackboard Grade Center and entering final grades into the Online Center.
    • Attended Professional Development Opportunity.
    • Connected with Jim from Washtenaw Community College – they will be hosting the Spring MiBUG Conference.
  • Jose Mora
    • Out of the office.

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

  • Lisa Gloege
    • Attended EOL Faculty Meeting Preparing for Winter Semester
  • Gary Ebels
    • Attended EOL Faculty Meeting Preparing for Winter Semester
  • Mursalata Muhammad
    • Attended EOL Faculty Meeting Preparing for Winter Semester
  • Garret Brand
    • Attended EOL Faculty Meeting Preparing for Winter Semester
    • Transcription/Closed-Captioning
    • Meeting with Schoolcraft on Online Course Development
    • Assist Faculty
    • Accessibility Discussions
    • OHCC Work
    • Blackboard Team Meeting
    • Hours at http://www.editgrid.com/user/gbrand/hours.
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