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April 3, 2013 / dlitgroup

Weekly Updates – April 3rd

DLIT Staff Reports

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

  • Eric Kunnen
    • on vacation
  • Meegan Willi
    • Facilitated the OHCC, 3/29 was week 2 of this cohort.
    • Met with the Online Course Review Committee to discuss the current process and rubric and what changes we’d like to see made in the process and rubric, 3/28.
    • Attended the CAP 5.1.4 meeting, 3/29.
    • Attended the Blackboard Team Meeting on 4/1. Minutes are here: https://dlitgroup.wordpress.com/2013/04/01/blackboard-team-meeting-april-1st/
    • Created a new First Friday newsletter for April 5th to highlight a new building block, Qwickly, which will make it possible for faculty to send emails and post announcements to multiple Blackboard courses at one time.
    • Worked with Jim Egan from Washtenaw Community College and Garry to update the miBUG site, monitor and cap spring conference registrations and finalize presentation proposals.
    • Assisted drop-ins and faculty emails regarding:
      • How to edit grades – issue with browser, old version of Firefox.
      • How to enroll another instructor into your Blackboard course.
      • How to turn off the vacation rule in Groupwise.
  • Jose Mora
    • Helped faculty and staff with:
      • Wanted to know how to create an assignment via Blackboard and how to grade it through there
      • Wanted to be enrolled in other instructor’s course  because they were covering while the instructor was on leave
      • Asked if there was a risk of running into issues is using wireless on laptops in the classroom for exams?
      • Asked  if it was possible to send an announcement in all her courses without cutting and pasting into each one
    • Helped students with:
      • Enrolling in the honors program
      • Honors graduation form
      • Enrolling into MCCVLC courses
      • Enroll to the college as a MCCVLC student
      • Answered study away students’ questions
    • Processed invoices
    • Created web forms
    • Answered incoming phone calls

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

  • Lisa Gloege
    • Attended Online Course Review Committee meeting to discuss revisions to process
    • Researched how other colleges review/approve online courses and began work compiling questions for our committee to consider for our new rubric.
    • Worked with Jeremy O. to schedule a CTE session in April
  • Gary Ebels
    • Prep and meet for Online Course Review Committee meeting.
    • Facilitate Blackboard Basics and Grade Center – Online course ( 2 new learners)
  • Mursalata Muhammad
    • Attended Online Course Review meeting
    • Completed CTE Mini-Carp for “Your Teaching, Their Learning, and Technology” session
    • Reviewed features of “Paper 53,” “Haiku Deck,” and webquest sites for teaching with technology
  • Garret Brand
    • MiBUG Schedule and site updates
    • Facilitate OHCC
    • Faculty Support (Jing, Blackboard Basics, Announcements)
    • Blackboard Team Meeting
    • OHCC Grading and Reporting
    • Hours at http://www.editgrid.com/user/gbrand/hours.
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