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July 15, 2014

Please delete Panopto recordings!

The Panopto Lecture Capture has a limited amount of storage space, and it's running out. In order to maintain a cost-effective storage model, it was originally agreed upon that only THREE years of recordings would be maintained! Right now, there are a lot of recordings that are nearly four years old, many of which have not been viewed by a student in more than one year.

Video files more than three years old should be deleted and, if still relevant, re-recorded with the most up to date material. Yes, we know that in some cases the information is exactly the same. However, students forced to watch old videos often comment about the perceived value of those video recordings. We hear comments like "If the instructor doesn't care enough to update the recording (replace the videotape, etc.), why should I care about the material?". If you look substantially different, or the slides and information you are showing on the video don't match your current class information and textbook, you should update your recordings, even if it's been less than three years!

Remember: the use of Lecture Capture is an additional instructional tool, NOT a replacement for current, up to date, dynamic instruction!

Thanks for all your help and support!

The Media Geeks

Summer 2014 Blackboard Trainings from eLIT

Beginner Blackboard 

3:00pm-4:30pm, Tuesday July 22nd 2014

3:00pm-4:30pm, Tuesday July 22nd 2014

Business Science - M319

Adjunct and full-time faculty new to Blackboard

If you are new to Blackboard and would like to get a jump start on developing the basic structure of your course and learning how the main features work, this workshop is for you. We will do our best to answer all your questions and get you well on your way to developing your course in time for the fall term.

Topics will include:

  • Making course available to students and setting a course entry page
  • Adding course syllabus
  • Adding faculty contact information
  • Managing course menus or buttons
  • Customizing course settings and manage your screen displays
  • User management - includes getting your class roster in blackboard
  • Adding and modifying announcements
  • Adding course content (e.g. an assignment)

Intermediate Blackboard

3:00pm-4:30pm, Tuesday July 29th, 2014

Business Science - M319

Any and all adjunct and full-time faculty

Users who feel confident with Blackboard basics and want to expand their knowledge about using functions such as Grade Center and Testing/Assessment should consider this intermediate level workshop. The workshop will cover the topics listed below:

Topics will include:

  • Managing grades using grade center
  • Creating, modifying, and deploying a test with multiple question types
  • Clearing attempts and managing multiple attempts on assignments and tests
  • Options for using Respondus and lockdown browser for testing
  • Creating and modifying a discussion board forum
  • Adding/Replying to a Discussion Board Thread

 

*******For workshop registration click here: http://bitly.com/1yOrdah*******

For more information or to receive additional Blackboard support, contact Ramona or Carrie in the eLit office at:Phone: 540-857-6202 Email: eLIT@virginiawestern.edu

 

Friday Night Fever

There's only one cure for Friday Night Fever - a night out with your co-workers at El Rodeo. Stop by El Rodeo on 419 after work on Friday, July 18th for a meal, a drink, conversation, and fun! No agenda, no to-do list, just wind down on a Friday night. The conversation and fun is free, everything else you have to pay for.

This event is the brain child of the Health-Wellness-FUN Committee of the Staff Senate but everyone is welcome to attend.

Virginia Western business cards

New employees and current employees needing additional business cards may request them through Print Services. Please provide the following information in addition to number of cards requested:

Name

Title

Phone number

Cell number (if applicable)

Fax (if applicable)

Email address

The "We'll Take You There" business card design and associated fonts/font sizes is the only approved layout for Virginia Western business cards. The design was established through the IA Committee process and approved by the Executive Committee. Please do not request alternative designs, as Print Services will be unable to fulfill them. Any changes to the business card design/policy must go through the committee process.