Thursday, April 30, 2009
In order to expedite your requests for technical assistance, please keep these points in mind.
1. Log in to the Faculty Gateway site at https://at.ccconline.org/faculty/login.php to access the ProfHelp form when requesting technical assistance.
Because we use this ticketing system to track technical issues, ProfHelp staff will only be able to provide technical assistance if your request is submitted via this form. Emailed help requests will be returned to you asking that you submit your request via the proper system.
2. Do not submit your requests to the 24x7 helpdesk; that helpdesk is designed to provide assistance to students, and your ticket will simply be re-routed to ProfHelp, thus delaying the process.
Associate Academic Dean
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
It's that time of the semester, Spring grades are due no later than Thursday, May 7, 2009.
Please follow the directions below to enter grades for your courses. If you have any questions regarding grades, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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, email@example.com or Roxanne Manske, firstname.lastname@example.org.
To submit final grades:
go to the online Grade Book here, https://at.ccconline.org/gradebook/input/
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, email@example.com.
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 section**
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
Standard courses (course numbers 100 and above, e.g., PSY 101)
F (must include last day of attendance)
I (must include incomplete contract)
Developmental courses (course number less than 100, e.g., MAT 060)
U/F (must include last day of attendance)
I (must include incomplete contract)
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
At our webinar this morning, Mary Cash shared some important and valuable information about library resources for you and your students. She also discussed some ideas for incorporating information literacy in your assignments and courses.
Visit the archive of this session and others at http://faculty.ccconline.org/index.php?title=TPD_Webinar_Archive
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Mary Cash, CCCOnline Library Specialist and Instructional Designer, will facilitate a webinar on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
Tour the CCCOnline Online Library and our Research and Writing Toolkit. Explore online databases and other tools that can help students with their writing. Discuss strategies for encouraging learners to use available library and other scholarly sources of information and develop information literacy skills through coursework!
Access: Participants may enter at 9:30 AM. Access on 4/21/09 from the Elluminate Schedule: http://elm.elluminate.com/FRONTRANGE/ Or, use the following link to open the session from here: http://elm.elluminate.com:80/FRONTRANGE/join_meeting.html?meetingId=1238775170746
E-See you there!
Monday, April 13, 2009
To change your contact information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Carol will send you the correct forms. Also, please note that if you get a PERA form from someone other than CCCOnline to use for your address change, even though it indicates that you can make your changes on that form and mail or fax it to PERA, please do not do so! They do not forward that information to us.
Send the form to Carol, and she will make sure that it is taken care of. Thanks!
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
"If there's a value in these applications, there's a value in a very limited context," said Lang, director of the university's first-year composition program. "I think at one level we suspected that they wouldn't be as good as potentially advertised. … But we were surprised at just how many things were flagged that would never be labeled plagiarism in context."
The Texas Tech research showed that of 400 student papers flagged for further review, only two were found to be plagiarized.
From Barry Dahl via Twitter.