“Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.”– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The past six years, have been very good to me here at PPCC. They have also been very eventful, even without having to deal with a pandemic. And the amount of changes I have witnessed have been numerous during … Continue reading Moving on from PPCC
After starting this blog back in 2009, this might be the most challenging post I've ever written. After a year dealing with challenges relating to my health, I've accepted a position as a Computer Networking/Cyber Security Faculty here at PPCC. My last official day in eLearning is August 22nd, though I will be taking some … Continue reading Moving to Faculty
It's that time again. Every April, we archive courses at least 13. months past the end date. For April 6, 2021, this means all courses in the SP19, SU19 and FA19 terms will be archived early in the morning. The data can still be accessed by eLearning, but only with a Dean or Associate Dean … Continue reading D2L Archive (Formerly Purge) April 6
Because of a scheduling issue, the D2L shells for Bi-semester 2 (BI2), officially scheduled to start on March 17th will open two days early on March 15th.
Since I can't commit to a specific time for a PDW session, I've created the video below for the traditional "What's New in D2L" session. Please feel free to email me or comment below if you have questions or comments. https://youtu.be/tFnOkuWN5nI Colorado Online@ Presentation
When I first started teaching in a high school many years ago, I called the roll from the list I was given from the office. In typical first week chaos, there was one student, Chelsey R. who wasn't there and there was a student, Allen T., who was there and not on my list. I … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
There's been a lot of conversations lately about when D2L shells will open to faculty/instructors and when they will open for students. Well, we have the dates finalized with leadership and here they are: Dec 14- Faculty/Instructor access beginsJan 18- Student access begins for all courses scheduled to start on January 20th. (All courses with … Continue reading SP21 Release Dates
Starting Monday, December 14th, in agreement with Dr. Baker and the Deans, we will be renaming the "Master Semester" in D2L to "Starter Shells". The functionality of the shells will be identical only with a different name. A few years ago, I brought this possibility up to faculty and leadership. The reason was, the word … Continue reading “Master Semester” to be Renamed “Starter Shells”
*******UPDATE 11/5/2020: This issue is now resolved. Yes, it sounds like a bad movie or worse, the newest reality show. In truth, it's a bug several clients, including PPCC, have been seeing within D2L for the past few weeks. I've seen this in Discussions and Classlist with dates. of November 20, 2020, December 12, 2020 … Continue reading RESOLVED: Dates… From the Future!
This spring, our Purge was canceled due to COVID changes. We have rescheduled the removal of SP18, SU18 and FA18 courses from D2L to October 6, 2020. This will not include any Master Semester materials, just the live semester shells with student data. A couple of things have changed since the original purge date. First, … Continue reading D2L Archive (Purge) Rescheduled to Oct 6