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April 20, 2015

Special End-of-the-Semester Hours in Brown Library

The Academic Link (main floor of Brown Library) and Library Services (top floor of Brown Library) are having special hours to support students through the end of this semester:

April 20 – May 2

Monday through Thursday: 8am to 8pm

Friday: 8am to 5pm

Saturday: 9am to 1 pm

May 4 – May 9 (Exam Week)

Monday through Thursday: 8am to 8pm

Friday: 8am to 2pm

Saturday: 9am to 1pm

April 17, 2015

Blackboard Learn Upgrade Outage: May 16th

Beginning at 6 pm on Saturday, May 16th until approximately 6 am Sunday, May 17th, Blackboard will be upgraded to the latest October 2014 release of Learn 9.1 and unavailable to users. Please be sure to notify your students of this brief outage so they can plan accordingly. This is a smaller update with minor changes in Blackboard compared to the feature rich April 2014 release. For detailed information about the new enhanced features, please visit this page.

Special End-of-the-Semester Hours in Brown Library

The Academic Link (main floor of Brown Library) and Library Services (top floor of Brown Library) are having special hours to support students through the end of this semester:

April 20 – May 2

Monday through Thursday: 8am to 8pm

Friday: 8am to 5pm

Saturday: 9am to 1 pm

May 4 – May 9 (Exam Week)

Monday through Thursday: 8am to 8pm

Friday: 8am to 2pm

Saturday: 9am to 1pm

April 16, 2015

Removing Spring 2014 Courses

It is now time to remove all Spring 2014 courses and before. All Spring 2014 (and prior) courses will be removed from the production Blackboard environment on May 22, 2014.

The criteria for removal at this stage is:

1. Course ID ending in "SP14"
2. Or created before January 1, 2014

Procedure:

- April 16, 2015 - Title of courses is changed to include "Will delete May 22, 2015" and courses are made unavailable

- All courses are archived (this is an ongoing standard procedure)

- May 22, 2015 (and following) - all flagged courses will be removed from production

Courses that are “deleted” will no longer be accessible to the instructor for access in Blackboard. The current VCCS policy allows courses to be accessible to instructors in 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 require an exception, for example for an uncopyable cartridge-based course that students still require access to, please contact Carrie Halpin at CHalpin@virginiawestern.edu including the course id *and reason*.

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

April 2, 2015

VWCC Employment Opportunity

Human Resources is currently accepting applications for the following:

  • Information Systems Technology (IST) Faculty
    • Deadline:  04/15/2015 by 5pm (EST)

For more details about our application process and/or to complete the online application, please visit our website:  www.virginiawestern.edu/hr and select "CAREER OPENINGS."  Feel free to contact HR, 857.7282, with any questions.

March 31, 2015

TOTAL Workshop in Spring 2015

The deadline to register the last TOTAL Workshop in Spring 2015 is Friday, April 3. This is 3-week workshop about: Implementing Open Educational Resources (OER). This workshop is a good opportunity to help to fulfill your faculty evaluation plan requirements.

Instructions for Accessing VCCS TOTAL Courses via the Knowledge Center:

  1. Login to the VWCC Knowledge Center: https://covkc.virginia.gov/vwcc/
  2. Go to Learning Center >> Course Catalog
  3. Enter Keywords: VCCS:TOTAL in the Search Text box. Click Search.
  4. Click on the course link of the course in which you would like to enroll, e.g. VCCS: TOTAL Implementing Open Educational Resources Workshop
  5. Click on the BRCC section.
  6. Click Enroll. You will see that your status changes to “Enrolled.” You will also see a statement confirming the date you enrolled: e.g. You enrolled in this item on 1/21/2015.
  7. After enrolling, you will be able to see the course(s) in which you are enrolled in the Scheduled Training box located on My Homepage: Home >> My Workspace >> My Homepage.

If you have questions or need assistance regarding the Knowledge Center, please contact Sarah Miller, Heidi McClintic or Carly Johnson in Human Resources. If you have any questions about the workshop format and content, please contact Carrie Halpin in eLearning & Instructional Technology (eLIT).

March 23, 2015

VWCC Employment Opportunity

Human Resources is currently accepting applications for the following:

  • New Student Advisor
    • Deadline:  03/27/2015 by 5pm (EST)

For more details about our application process and/or to complete the online application, please visit our website:  www.virginiawestern.edu/hr and select "CAREER OPENINGS."  Feel free to contact HR, 857.7282, with any questions.

March 9, 2015

Main and Top Floors of Library Closed During Spring Break

The main floor and the top floor of the Brown Library building will be closed to the public during Spring Break (Monday through Saturday, March 8 – 14).

When these floors re-open on Monday, March 16, the hours will be as follows:

Link Learning Commons (main floor of library building)
Monday—Thursday: 8-6
Friday: 8-2
Saturday: 9-1

Math Center (main floor)
Monday—Thursday: 9-6
Friday: 9-2
Saturday: 9-1

Library Services (top floor of library building)
Monday—Thursday: 8-6
Friday: 8-2
Saturday: 9-1

Writing Center (ground floor of library building)
Monday—Thursday: 9-6
Friday: 9-2
Saturday: Closed

Science Center (ground floor)
Tuesday and Thursday: 12-4
Wednesday: 8-12

March 6, 2015

Main and Top Floors of Library Closed During Spring Break

The main floor and the top floor of the Brown Library building will be closed to the public during Spring Break (Monday through Saturday, March 8 – 14).

When these floors re-open on Monday, March 16, the hours will be as follows:

Link Learning Commons (main floor of library building)
Monday—Thursday: 8-6
Friday: 8-2
Saturday: 9-1

Math Center (main floor)
Monday—Thursday: 9-6
Friday: 9-2
Saturday: 9-1

Library Services (top floor of library building)
Monday—Thursday: 8-6
Friday: 8-2
Saturday: 9-1

Writing Center (ground floor of library building)
Monday—Thursday: 9-6
Friday: 9-2
Saturday: Closed

Science Center (ground floor)
Tuesday and Thursday: 12-4
Wednesday: 8-12

March 4, 2015

Main and Top Floors of Library Closed During Spring Break

The main floor and the top floor of the Brown Library building will be closed to the public during Spring Break (Monday through Saturday, March 8 – 14).

When these floors re-open on Monday, March 16, the hours will be as follows:

Link Learning Commons (main floor of library building)
Monday—Thursday: 8-6
Friday: 8-2
Saturday: 9-1

Math Center (main floor)
Monday—Thursday: 9-6
Friday: 9-2
Saturday: 9-1

Library Services (top floor of library building)
Monday—Thursday: 8-6
Friday: 8-2
Saturday: 9-1

Writing Center (ground floor of library building)
Monday—Thursday: 9-6
Friday: 9-2
Saturday: Closed

Science Center (ground floor)
Tuesday and Thursday: 12-4
Wednesday: 8-12