Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Want to learn more about Turnitin?

Hi Everyone, Hope you are enjoying the spring day! If you would like to learn more about Turnitin, they have some free webinars available from http://community.turnitin.com/?page=academy including the following: Pushing Past Plagiarism Prevention with OriginalityCheck Ready to take your use of OriginalityCheck to the next level? Learn to use some advanced features of Turnitin like discussion boards, reflection assignments, and revision assignments, to improve writing skills and encourage original work. Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011Time: 1:00 PM PDT / 4:00 PM EDT / 8:00 PM GMT Beyond Awkward: Offering Meaningful Feedback with GradeMark Tired of lugging stacks of papers all over town and scribbling illegible feedback in the margins for hours on end? Learn how to use GradeMark to provide more meaningful feedback in less time and track class progress and problem areas. Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2011Time: 1:00 PM PDT / 4:00 PM EDT / 8:00 PM GMT

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Reporting Student Attendance

Reporting Student Attendance for Session 2

This is just a reminder that you should report on student attendance for any students in session 2 courses by midnight of the session 2 census date, March 9, 2011.

Information on how to record student attendance is listed below.

CCCOnline's attendance policy helps to identify students who do not intend to actively participate in courses. If necessary, courses may need to be revised to comply with the Attendance Policy. Contact your Program Chair for guidance with necessary revisions.

To comply with this policy, each CCCOnline course must require students to:

1. Participate in an "Introductions" discussion, which may or may not be graded.

2. Submit a graded, content-related assessment prior to the census date.

- The census date is the last day to drop in a term (see the Academic Calendar).
- The assessment must be content related – it should not be a "syllabus quiz".
- The assessment may be a Dropbox, Quiz, or Discussion


Process for verifying student attendance

Use the following instructions:

1. By Census Date (Mar 9th), login to the Faculty Gateway through the faculty portal at : https://myportal.cccs.edu/jsp/misc/schoolLoginNew.jsp?school=ccco

2. Click the "Online Roster" link.

3. Click the "Attendance Register" link next to the title of the course.

4. Click on the checkbox for “Introductory Discussion” if the student completed an Introductory Discussion post.

5. Click on the checkbox for “First Assignment” if the student has completed the first assignment (Recall that this assignment should be a graded, content-related assignment.).

6. Click on the checkbox for “Extenuating Circumstances” if the student did not post to the Introductory Discussion or the content-related assessment, but you have additional information that leads you to believe that the student may be active at a later date. The “Extenuating Circumstances” designation might be selected, for example, if:

- The student communicated with you or class peers elsewhere in the course.
- The student notified you s/he will start the term late.
- The student has given you other reasons to expect s/he may become active.

7. After selecting the designation for each student, click the “Submit” button to save your selections.

NetTutor - Tutoring Service for CCCOnline Learners Webinar

Join us this Friday for a webinar delivered by represntatives of NetTutor and learn how this service can benefit students in your CCCOnline courses. Registration for the last webinar was a huge success, and I appreciate all the RSVPs to help us ensure we have plenty of elluminate seats.

When: Friday, March 11, 2011 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM MT)
Facilitators: Amy Anthony & Zac Tomlinson from NetTutor
Focus: An overview of the NetTutor service and how to use it with your CCCOnline learners.
Register: https://at.ccconline.org/training/login.php
Online via Elluminate. Access the webinar up to 15 minutes before the start time using this link- https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2008363&password=M.A2E007B1B476E0A039F5BBB6806316