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July 30, 2014

New Software License for Respondus and Studymate

New License as of the end of July now available in Blackboard. To find the new license information: Go to Blackboard > Teach tab > Faculty/Staff Instructional Software > Respondus or Studymate > Download and Install. Please make sure to update your license and password if you are using Respondus or Studymate on campus or at home. The new password is valid through July 31, 2015. For questions, please contact eLIT@virginiawestern.edu

Summer 2013 Blackboard Course Deletion

It is now time to remove all Summer 2013 courses and before. All Summer 2013 (and prior) courses will be removed from the production Blackboard environment on August 15, 2014.

The criteria for removal at this stage:

  1. Course ID ending in "SU13"
  2. Or created before May 1, 2013


  • On July 30, title of courses is changed to include "Will delete August 15, 2014" and courses are made unavailable on Blackboard.
  • All courses are archived (this is an ongoing standard procedure) by VCCS ITS.
  • August 15, 2014 (and following) - all flagged courses will be removed from production.

Courses that are “deleted” will no longer be accessible to the instructor for access on Blackboard. The current VCCS policy allows courses to be accessible to instructors on Blackboard for three previous semesters and then the courses can be restored only by a Blackboard administrator. This is done by instructor request. So if you should need course content from an earlier semester, it can be restored.

If you have any questions, please contact the department of eLearning & Instructional Technology (eLIT) at eLIT@virginiawestern.edu

LOA Area Agency Caregiver Conference

The LOA Area Agency on Aging is offering an all day Caregiver Conference on Tuesday, August 19th from 8:30 - 4:00 pm at the Salem Civic Center.  The fee is $20.  For more information or to register: http://www.loaa.org/events/

Fall Federal Work-Study

If you would like to post a Federal Work-Study (FWS) position for the Fall 2014 term, please submit personnel requisitions to Adam Bailey in the financial aid office as soon as possible.  The Personnel Requisition Form can be found on VWConnect under HR Forms, or email Adam at abailey@virginiawestern.edu to request a copy.