Friday, August 28, 2009

Fall Session 1 Rosters Available

You can now view your Fall session 1 class roster.

Please go here,

Login using your SID and Vista Password.

You can find student e-mail addresses on the roster. Please remember that most colleges have moved to the system e-mail address for students, so we are dependent on students remembering to check their system e-mail account or forward that account to another external e-mail address.

Please contact myself or Frank Vazquez,, if you have any trouble accessing your roster.


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Student Tutorial Services

Happy Thursday, everyone! We recently signed a contract with a new student tutoring service, NetTutor, which is a 24/7 tutoring service. We will begin using NetTutor instead of SmarThinking immediately. Please note that the CCD OWL services will not be available for fall, so if your students need help with writing assignments, they should use NetTutor.

Just moments ago I received the URL for our NetTutor account. Students should use this link to register for and access tutorial services. As we did with SmarThinking, we have services for World Languages, Science, Math, English, Social Sciences, and Business/Accounting. In addition, we have the student writing services mentioned above for all disciplines. NetTutor will send student registration/login and navigation instructions to me shortly. As soon as I receive that information, we will make sure it appears in the student wiki, etc.

Please replace any references to SmarThinking to NetTutor and include this new link as appropriate:

If you have questions about the services provided, please let me know. A NetTutor representative will attend our fall conference on September 25th, so you can also ask questions of them at that time.

If you would like to explore the NetTutor site, please email me and we can ask NetTutor to set up a specific login for faculty so that your explorations aren't counted as billable time for CCCOnline. Thanks!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Take A Break!

Every so often we should all walk away from our computers, get some fresh air, and relax....

John Ragan from CCCOnline and his surf band are going to play music at the Front Range Community “Welcome Back to Campus" luau event this Wednesday from 11 am to noon. After they play, a hula dance group will perform. Take a break and check it out!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Did you miss today’s D2L Training Overview Webinar?

First, I want to publicly thank our record number of attendees who participated in the D2L is Here! webinar. We covered a lot of information, and were asked a wealth of great questions. If you were not able to join us, I encourage you to listen to the webinar recording at We discussed what is to be expected for D2L training and course conversion. We visited the CCCOnline Faculty community where D2L Essentials training is housed. I also shared what my course looked like before and after clean-up. We also viewed and talked briefly about a few D2L features.

You may have more questions after watching the webinar. Please email me directly at

Register today for the 2009 Faculty Conference!

The Fall 2009 Faculty Conference Registration form is finally available so that you can register for sessions and attendance to our Blast Off To D2L on September 25th at Arapahoe Community College. You’re not going to want to miss this event that will include lots of hands-on opportunities including two D2L labs and a first look at your own course in D2L! Please note that Training And Professional Development will be repeating the D2L Overview session starting with an early bird hour at 8am. The design team will offer a D2L lab that will highlight a different tool each hour and offer hands-on time with D2L. Space is limited in the labs and will be based on your registration. Visit the Faculty Wiki for directions, session descriptions, and more.

Register for the conference directly at

Can’t wait to see everyone there!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

What is D2L and how am I going to learn it?

We know you’ve got questions about training and Desire to Learn. Come to our webinar Friday August 21st , where Lisa Marie Johnson and I will outline our plans for training, share timelines, and show you what a course looks like converted and in D2L.

D2L Training and Mission - Open to All Faculty
· When: Friday, August 21 2009 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mountain
· Who: CCCOnline Training & Professional Development and Design Team Staff
· What: This webinar is a session dedicated to discussing the training opportunities available via CCCOnline for the Desire to Learn (D2L) system. No registration is required.
· Where: Online via Elluminate. Participants may access beginning at 30 minutes before start time. Please see "Preparing for Live Attendance" section above. Access from:
· Select the webinar link from the FRCC Elluminate site on August 21:

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Training this Fall

I hope everyone is having lots of fun this summer and gearing up to join us for the Faculty Conference on September 25 at Arapahoe Community College where we will Blast off to D2L! Registration information is coming soon, so mark your calendars for a fun filled day where you will see your converted courses in D2L for the first time!!

We have two remaining trainings available in Vista this fall. If you need to complete the Managing Discussions requirement that all faculty must do the first year of teaching for CCCOnline, the workshop will be offered Sept 14-Sept 25. We also have E-Portfolio training available in October.

You can register for either of these trainings at .

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Course Duping Process

Our ever-efficient AT staff have begun duping courses, and many of you should be seeing your fall course sections in Vista already. Please remember to use the course verified/ready process to indicate (within 72 hours of duping) that the content in your course is correct and to indicate prior to the Thursday before classes begin that your course is ready for the upcoming term.

Now is a good time to review the information about these processes as well as the Course Readiness Checklist. Take a look at the wiki page here

These tasks are always important, but they are especially critical this term because our staff is consumed with course conversion processes.

Thanks for your assistance with this!

Summer Grades Due Aug 13

Dear Faculty;

It's that time of the semester, Summer grades are due no later than Thursday, August 13, 2009.

Please follow the directions below to enter grades for your courses. If you have any questions regarding grades, please contact me (

Once you have submitted your grades, we will pull a daily report listing the grades and they will be entered into Banner for the students. Grades will not be viewable by the students until the day after they are entered.

If you have any students needing their grades earlier, please contact John Schmahl, or Roxanne Manske,

To submit final grades:

go to the online Grade Book here,

Login using your Blackboard Vista login credentials

Select the appropriate section

If you are missing any section(s) or have extra section(s) listed, please contact John Schmahl,

Enter the appropriate grade for each student, accepted grades are listed below

Remember, developmental courses (those with course numbers under 100) must use the developmental grades, see below

**All students on the grade roster must be given a grade, even if they have not participated in the course**

Enter a Last Date of Attendance for any students receiving a grade of “F”

Click “Update” and return to the menu to select the next section if needed

Approved grades

Standard courses (course numbers 100 and above, e.g., PSY 101)
F (must include last day of attendance)

Developmental courses (course number less than 100, e.g., MAT 060)
U/F (must include last day of attendance)