Archive for August, 2010

Contingency Planning

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Have you prepared your students?

Now that we’re in the middle of hurricane season, it’s a good time to remind students of the CFCC contingency plan. This will help decrease stress and uncertainty for students and for you.

Remember that if the server is down at CFCC, users can still reach the Blackboard server by using the alternate Web address:

The phone number for closings and delays is (877)799-2322 .

Read the complete DL Contingency Plan here.

Blackboard Blues?

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Now that we’re almost through the second week of the semester, some of you have noticed a few glitches in the new Blackboard LMS. We are working closely with Blackboard to try and resolve these problems as quickly as possible.

We have documented “workarounds” for some issues, and a list can be found on our Blackboard Faculty FAQ page . On this page, you will also find other frequently asked questions and guidance related to Blackboard so you’re encouraged to check often for updates.

We’ll keep you posted on any news related to issues affecting your online courses.

A Few Reminders for Online Instructors

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Welcome back to the Fall semester at CFCC. As online instructors, you are likely busy adding finishing touches to your courses and getting to know your new students.

The Distance Learning Department wants to advise you of a few updates and tips: