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March 27, 2013

Critical Training Session: How to Organize and Manage Course Files on Blackboard

This training session is critical for faculty members who are planning to copy courses from previous semester to their summer course shell on Blackboard. Potential risks of copying courses without being knowledgeable about how to organize and manage course files on Blackboard are as following:

  • Faculty may run out space to add new content on their Blackboard courses, since unrelated course materials have been copied over repeatedly through semesters. (We will demonstrate the procedure of managing and deleting unrelated files within imported content files under Course Files section).
  • Faculty may accidentally delete course materials without knowing the connection between course files and course content area. (We will demonstrate how to identify the links between the files within Course Files section and content areas. And what need to do if faculty accidentally delete the files from Course Files Section).
  • We will have difficulty to archive the course from the Blackboard server since the size of the course is too big.

To avoid these potential risks, the Department of Distance Learning & Instructional Technology is offering two repeated training sessions:

Session Topic: How to Organize and Manage Course Files

Session Time and Location:

  • Wednesday, March 27 from 5pm to 6pm at W219
  • Thursday, March 28 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm at W219

Faculty members do NOT need to register to attend the session. If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Halpin at chalpin@virginiawestern.edu

Django Unchained – Movie Next Week

Get a second chance to see Django Unchained - one of this year's most talked about films!

Popcorn available before the show! Admission is FREE for everyone!

Django Unchained

Set in the South two years before the Civil War, Django is a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him a face-to-face with German born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz. Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. In the meantime, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda, the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.

Tuesday, April 2

1:45 PM

Whitman Theater


Coming Soon:

Silver Linings Playbook

Wednesday, April 17

2 PM


For more information, contact Student Activities Coordinator Natasha Lee at nlee@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6326.

Employee Survey

The 2013 Employee Survey will be open for your feedback until Friday, April 12th. Please take this opportunity to provide your input on all aspects of the college at the following link:  http://survey.vccs.edu/wsb.dll/s/41gf08

Your opinions matter! Concerns expressed in previous Employee Surveys have been addressed through such items as:
- changes in our governance structure
- strengthened oversight of dual enrollment courses
- improved parking lot safety
- increased food options

Help our college continue to meet the needs of both employees and students by providing your input.  If you have any questions about this anonymous survey, please contact the IEO at ie@virginiawestern.edu.