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Join us for Blackboard training in May

Blackboard v9 Up ‘n Running with the Basics in Three Hours Thursday, May 9, 9am–12pm, Lab 6107 New West  Register OR Wednesday, May 15,  9am-12pm, Lab 6107 New West  Register Blackboard v9 eGADs: Groups for Assignments and Discussions Thursday, May 9, 1-3pm, Lab 6107 New West  Register OR Wednesday, May 15, 1-3pm, Lab 6107 New West  Register OR … Continue reading

Elmo Presenter and Tablet: reviews, videos and training

Douglas College employees share their success stories and reviews on using the Elmo Visual Presenter and the Elmo Wireless Tablet in the classroom. We hope you will be able to take some inspiration and ideas from their feedback on this effective and easy to use classroom technology. CHARLOTTE ROSS: I use the Elmo Wireless Tablet whiteboard … Continue reading

Logins, passwords and ID Cards for Summer Students

As we welcome students to Douglas College for the Summer Semester please do refer them to the resources on the CEIT website to help them get oriented and ready for their studies. The Quick Ref Sheet – is exactly that, a one page card on user ID’s, passwords and pins. Quick Reference Sheet: New Westminster … Continue reading

Outlook group on Yammer

The Outlook Yammer Group: have you joined yet? When the College introduced a new email program a year ago – Microsoft Outlook, CEIT tried to make the initial transition as smooth as possible by providing a wealth of training and information through workshops and online resources. As people became familiar with Outlook there was less … Continue reading

Microsoft Transition: for ALL Douglas College employees

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WILL AFFECT ALL DOUGLAS COLLEGE EMPLOYEES The final stage of the Microsoft Transition is coming to a close. Our strategy involves copying your H: Drive personal and shared department files over to a new storage area network using a two stage process. During stage 1, CEIT copied H: drive files over to … Continue reading

In 40 days Blackboard 8 will be unavailable for teaching

Blackboard 9 – Transition, Training and Teaching On May 1st Blackboard v8 will be unavailable for teaching: Start your engines – That’s in 40 days. Make your appointment with Academic Technology Services today: learn@douglascollege.ca We will meet with you to consult and discuss the best strategy to get your course content into Blackboard v9.

CEIT organizational changes

Message from Ian McLeod, CIO Two changes of note for the Douglas College community We have completed the process for the Manager, Academic Technology Services and Tim Paul was the successful candidate. Congratulations Tim. As of April 1, 2013, the existing CLS (Learning Services) team will be renamed Academic Technology Services and will report to … Continue reading

Collaborate training materials: which ones are most helpful?

Join CEIT’s Collaborate trainer Olga Routkovskaia on a video tour of the most helpful resources available on the Blackboard Collaborate website: http://ms-capture.douglas.bc.ca/DouglasMediasite/Viewer/?peid=5959c768a2fa46bfa2b890ea31764a1c Find out which materials you should review and which ones you can skip in order to use your time efficiently. Interested in trying out Collaborate?  Contact Olga Routkovskaia by e-mail (olgar@douglascollege.ca ) to … Continue reading

Live Virtual Classroom: New Yammer Group

Already using Elluminate or Collaborate?  Or thinking about using them? If so, join our new Yammer group Live Virtual Classroom! Dedicated to synchronous teaching and meeting online using tools like Collaborate and Elluminate, this group is a great place to post your comments, questions and helpful resources or read through other people’s posts. Watch a … Continue reading

Blackboard 9 Webinars

Blackboard + Learn are offering some free Webinars for Blackboard users starting on the 18 March with Effective Practices for Course Communications. Other topics include What you need to know about the Gradebook; Creating Tests, Pools and Surveys; and Beginnings, middles and ends: motivating your online students. http://www.blackboard.com/Platforms/Learn/Resources/Webinars/Events.aspx?categoryType=BITS Let us know how you get on…

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