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May 22, 2013 / dlitgroup

Weekly Reports – May 15 and May 22

Notable Highlights

  • There were no notable highlights during these two weeks except to say that it felt like a relatively smooth start to the Summer 2013 semester.

DLIT Staff Reports

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

  • Eric Kunnen
    • Enjoying vacation!
  • Meegan Willi
    • Met with Eric, Lynnae and Pearson Publishing Representatives to discuss online materials for CLS 100 and the integration with Blackboard, May 2.
    • Co-facilitated Blackboard Basics with Eric, May 3.
    • Attended Employee Recognition Event, May 3.
    • Facilitated an i>clicker training for the Orientation leaders, May 6.
    • Met with Vicki M. and Pat E. for some Blackboard assessment training around settings for different groups of students, May 9.
    • Met with Ric, Patti, and Eric to discuss Online Course Development Process, May 9.
    • Co-facilitated Blackboard Basics with Eric, May 9.
    • Supported Garry at the Blackboard Basics session on May 10.
    • Co-facilitated the OHCC Orientation with Garry, May 10.
    • Worked on my end of the year Performance Evaluation document, met with Ric on May 13.
    • Met with Mary L. to assist with the developed of a syllabus, schedule, orientation, and one week of content to satisfy her OHCC certification, May 15.
    • Attended the ISIS End of the Year Meeting and Retirement Extravaganza, May 15.
    • Co-facilitated the OHCC Friday session with Garry, May 17.
    • Participated in the Blackboard Bug Squad Wrap-up, May 20. The latest set of cumulative patches for Blackboard 9.1
      • Service Pack 12 is available, and we do have it on our test environment (per Mark N.).
    • Met with Mary L. to answer and troubleshoot accessibility issues in course materials, May 22.
    • Attended Introduction to the Faculty Evaluation System training on May 22.
    • Led the ISIS Leadership Meeting on May 22 to prepare for Deans Council on May 23.
    • Posted miBUG Spring Conference information to the dlitgroup blog (https://dlitgroup.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/new-from-the-michigan-blackboard-users-group-mibug/) and to the miBUG listserv to direct miBUG users to the recordings from the Spring Conference at Washtenaw Community College.
    • Met with Carol J. to assist her in retrieving a document from the cloud for printing, May 22.
    • Assisted Mackenzie Dunn from Cengage learning with getting Deb V. access to the Cengage Building Blocks in Blackboard, May 20.
    • Worked with Penni to register for three two-week Quality Matters online trainings and one two-hour webinar. The focus are all on accessibility, universal design, course design, and outcomes, May 22.
    • Signed up to be an Official Blackboard World 2013 Blogger.
  • Jose Mora
    • Enjoying vacation!

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

  • Garry Brand
    • Facilitate online version of OHCC Orientation.
    • Facilitate campus version of OHCC Orientation.
    • Facilitate online version of OHCC Week One.
    • Facilitate campus version of OHCC Week One.
    • Review template course for faculty certification.
    • ISIS Meeting and Year-end Wrap-up.
    • Facilitate Blackboard Basics session.
    • Assist with planning faculty development.
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