Friday, May 28, 2010

Ready for Summer?

Please do not reply to this message. If you have questions, please email me directly at donna.welschmeyer@cccs.edu.

As we approach our summer term starting June 7, many of you are busy preparing your courses.

Recall, the Course Readiness Checklist is located in the Faculty Handbook at https://at.ccconline.org/faculty/wiki/Policies_%26_Procedures_-_Faculty_Handbook_-_Teaching_for_CCCOnline_-_Faculty_Role_in_Course_Development_and_Maintenance_-_Course_Readiness_Checklist. Please be sure to read through this information so you understand what is required of you at what point in time.
1. Verify, within 72 hours of receiving email notification that your course has been duped, that the course content is correct.
2. Verify (as soon as possible but no later than Thursday, June 3, at 8:00 a.m.) that you have completed the “First Day Checks” tasks. Find a list of these tasks at http://tinyurl.com/32gw5ka.
Log in to the faculty gateway at https://at.ccconline.org/faculty/login.php to complete both of these verifications.
3. Complete all tasks on the "Course Readiness Checklist" as soon as possible but no later than Sunday, June 6.

4. Be sure that you have made any necessary changes to the first assignment in your course so that it is due prior to census date (June 16).

As you prepare for summer, we recognize you may need assistance with D2L. Access the CCCOnline Community course from the "Student" tab on your My Courses widget on your My Home page in D2L. In it, you will find a module dedicated to D2L Resources that includes:
ProfHelp Form - Use this form to contact ProfHelp for specific technical assistance with D2L tools. The ProfHelp request form is also linked in the Faculty Gateway. Remember that our D2L Mentors are no longer under contract, so please direct all questions to ProfHelp.


D2L Tech Tools Pages - These are the Faculty Wiki D2L Tech Tool pages with answers to Frequently Asked Questions and video tutorials about tools.

User Guides - These are the tool user guides provided by D2L.

Additionally, in our newly revised CCCOnline Community course, you have access to a Let's Talk About D2L! discussion to explore successes and challenges with D2L, "Program Lounge" discussions to communicate with program colleagues, and a Faculty Resources module with links to a variety of online teaching resources from CCCOnline and beyond!

If you have trouble accessing or navigating the CCCOnline Community course, please contact training@ccconline.org (Do not reply to this message).