On April 10th, we will be purging (deleting) courses from PPCC Online (D2L). The course data to be removed includes all courses, including Master Semester courses, FA16 and older. FAQ Why are we doing this? In accordance with CCCS policy, we are to remove any course data older than 13 months after the End Date. … Continue reading Purge of D2L Courses – April 10
D2L is excited to bring another one-day D2L Connection Conference to Colorado on Friday, April 20 at Red Rocks CC in Arvada. There is no charge to attend this professional learning event. Because of space, CCCS has limited each institution to 10 attendees, with the possibility of adding a few more later on if there … Continue reading D2L Connection Conference – Wanna Go?
Hi everyone, D2L has patched (aka fixed) the bug that I had referred to in a prior post titled, Bug Reported for Publishing Feedback for Assignment Submissions. So, you should no longer experience that particular issue. Please contact eLearning if you have questions or if you run into other issues. Thank you!
There is a bug in D2L concerning publishing feedback in Assignment folders. The bug is that, when you click publish, you get a popup asking if you want to save changes. If you click Save, it will actually put the feedback in Draft status. To fix this bug, simply click on Don't Save, after publishing feedback. This bug … Continue reading Bug Reported for Publishing Feedback for Assignment Submissions
IT is changing the policy regarding passwords for employees. Each password/pass phrase will now need to be at least 14 characters with a mix of uppercase, lowercase, special characters or numbers. We'll still have two passwords: one for the network and email and the other for the Portal and D2L. I know the 14 characters seems … Continue reading Passwords Policy Changes March 1st
Yesterday, during my daily walk-through the faculty offices, I ran into an impromptu meeting of several faculty members crossing multiple departments and divisions. It was a very interesting conversation covering multiple topics and none it was planned. Honestly, it made me smile to see colleagues just hanging out and talking. One of the topics addressed … Continue reading How Do You Grade?
This morning, an instructor stopped into my office to discuss Calculated Grades. Apparently, the instructor had been approached by a student who thought he had an 'F' in the course. However, because the student had completed a Pre-Test, but not the Post-Test, they were getting 50% for the test, thus bringing down the grade. After … Continue reading Calculated Grade Best Practices
One of my favorite parts of this job is working with other LMS Administrators and Directors from around the system. PPCC has unique challenges, but you might be surprised how much we have in common with the 12 other schools as well as CCCOnline. For this reason, the Learning Technology Council (LTC) meets monthly to … Continue reading Learning Technology Council (LTC)
When I started teaching at the high school level, I was directed to take attendance and add anyone to the bottom of the list who wasn't already on the pre-printed list. You see, I was teaching math in a school district growing by the day. However, as the first week ended and other lists stabilized, … Continue reading Name Changes in D2L
On Friday, I was in a division meeting waiting to talk about Daylight. Campus Police Chief Jim Barrentine was talking about safety procedures and then transitioned into the Behavior Intervention Team (BIT) team. He talked about the best way to get in touch with the BIT in non-emergency situations was to file a concern through … Continue reading Concerns Aren’t Just for Students