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April 24, 2013 / dlitgroup

Weekly Updates – April 24

DLIT Staff Reports

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

  • Eric Kunnen
    • After a log of packing, boxing, organizing, unpacking… We moved from 125 Main to 316 Main!!!  We are in our new office space and it is a great location with being close to the training areas and the CTE.
    • Attended the miBUG (Michigan Blackboard Users Group) Meeting at Washtenaw Community College.  I presented on the topic of Blackboard Analytics for Learn.
    • Provided budget rationale for renewing the NBC Learn license with Pat I.
    • Attended a Bb Hosting and Collaborate Meeting with Kevin O and Ric U.
    • Attended a 5.1.2 Early Alert CAP meeting.  Discussed Pearson MySuccess resources, A4L use in Early Alert, SmarterMeasure, the new Blackboard Retention Center (coming soon in Bb), and changing the early alert flag to 3 days.
    • Attended the ISIS Retreat.  This was focused on faculty professional development and the new faculty evaluation system.
  • Meegan Willi
    • Packing, moving, unpacking
    • ISIS Leadership Retreat, 4/18
    • Participated in an i>clicker webinar, 4/18.
    • Attended miBUG Spring Conference – April 19th
    • Attended Blackboard Team Meeting – Submitted Notes https://dlitgroup.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/blackboard-team-meeting-april-22nd/
    • HLC Recommendation Meeting – April 22nd:
      • Reviewed the 7 HLC Recommendations:
        • Low success rate among students in online courses.
        • Validate student identity.
        • Uniformity of presentation.
        • Copyright audit.
        • Ramp up online tutoring services.
        • Recertification of faculty.
        • Hybridize the curricula.
      • The team is working on creating a document to address items that involve policy and will need to go to AGC.
        • mandatory student orientation
        • uniformity of presentation
        • recertification of faculty
      • The document/issue paper will go to the DL FAB to be brought in front of AGC.
    • Met with Thressa H. for one-on-one Blackboard Grade Center training and other end of the semester help for new adjuncts, 4/22 and 4/24.
    • Met with Dawn Z-C. for Blackboard grade center troubleshooting and help with Respondus, 4/23.
  • Jose Mora
    • Helped faculty and staff with:
      • Secondary display for grades were showing on grade center when the instructor did not want it to show
      • Total column not adding up correctly.There was a column hiddent from their view and that is why they could not see the extra 100 points being calculated
      • Creating a Google docs for a document that instructor has to work on as a group in their department
    • Helped students with:
      • Enrolling in the honors program
      • Processed honors program completions form
      • Worked with honor students to prepare for commencement
        • Program completion form
        • Coordinated pick up of honor cords
        • Accepted final paperwork
      • Enrolling into MCCVLC courses
      • Enroll to the college as a MCCVLC student
      • Study Away program
        • Working with vendors to purchase airfare
    • Met with Jane Mohr to work out finance issues that have come up for Study Away
    • Processed invoices
    • Processed reimbursements
    • Worked with printing on Online Student Brochure
    • Sent out DL Welcome letter to Online Students
    • Represented Penni during her vacation
      • Setup a webinar for Ric while Penni was on leave
    • Quick Enroll SL students
    • Finalized the move!
    • Answered incoming phone calls
  • Answered incoming email
    • How many classes can I take at a time? Are there any rules on how many you can take for the program and/or for financial aid?
    • I was wondering if MA 110, MA 127, MA 129 or MA 131 are available on-line this summer? If so, which classes and how do you enroll? I live in Holland. Another option is to take a class in the evening. Would any of these classes be offered in the evenings this summer in Holland or in Grand Rapids?
    • I was wondering if you ever offered your stats courses (MA 215) online?
    • I am trying to log on to black board and it will not let me in. I just enrolled at GRCC and will start classes during Summer I 2013. How do I set up a user name and password?
    • How many classes can you take online.
    • I was wondering if the tests and quizzes taken online for online courses have unlimited time or not?
    • I’m wanting to start school again in the fall I went to GRCC in fall 2011 and want to start back up and get done with my gen eds and was hoping to be able to do online classes but I would like to come down and sit with someone about my questions I have about online classes and once I finish my gen eds start going for bakery.

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

  • Lisa Gloege
    • Facilitated i>clicker CTE session
    • Facilitated OHCC class session with Mursalata
    • Discussed faculty professional development with J. Osborn
  • Gary Ebels
    • Facilitated Blackboard Basics and Blackboard Grade Center – Online. One completed. Added 1 learner.
    • Assisted a faculty member preparing a course for submission to the On-line Course Review Committee.
    • Working on online course review self-evaluation rubric revision.
    • Reviewing new submission for on-line course approval.
  • Mursalata Muhammad
    • Co-facilitated OHCC class session
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