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Reminder: GRCC Library Liaisons are here to help faculty with copyright

August 9, 2018

Faculty: contact your assigned library liaison for assistance with questions about using copyrighted materials in Blackboard, class handouts, or in course packs. There are legal ways to avoid having to create expensive-to-print course packs.

Acquaint yourself with the newest version of our Copyright Clearance Center‘s annual academic license – rebranded as RightFind! Connect on-campus via your IP-connected computer; off-campus users can create a login with your GRCC email address and any password you will remember. It’s now easier than ever to print out the CCC compliance information for your Blackboard Permissions folder or for GRCC ePrint use.

Librarians are happy to help: verify citations; determine a copyright owner; set up a Course Reserve; and permalink licensed library resources into Blackboard. Please take a look at the Copyright Subject Guide.

Security Awareness Newsletter

August 8, 2018

Every month the Information Security Team will be releasing a newsletter containing information for GRCC students, staff, and faculty regarding Information Security Awareness. Content may include: updates in data security on campus, best practices for keeping information secure, and other important topics on information security.

The August 2018 Security Awareness newsletter is now available.

Weight Watchers at Work – Fall Series!

August 8, 2018

GRCC would like to continue offering Weight Watchers at Work, and we are looking for 15 or more employees to join in our success in order to continue the program. Our current members have collectively lost over 500 pounds since January!

Enjoy a 15% discount if you register by August 9th! Cost for the program is $132.60 for 12 weeks of on-campus meetings (on Thursdays) beginning September 6th and online e-tool access. After August 9th, the cost for the program will be $156. Did you also know that if you take advantage of the Flex Spending Account, the cost of the program could be covered with a medical necessity doctor’s note? For more information, please contact the Benefits Office.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Nicole Dekker (x3848, nicoledekker2@grcc.edu) and join us at a meeting on Thursday, August 9th, at 12:30 p.m. in room 144 Main.

Reminder: Employee Events Survey

August 7, 2018
Help us create events that are meaningful to you! If you have a few minutes to spare, and feedback or suggestions to share, please take the Employee Events Survey.

GRCC Course Packs Due August 8

August 6, 2018

Reminder, Course Packs are Due August 8.

Fall 2018 course pack files, orders, planners, and SKUs are due Wednesday, August 8. Please send updated files and planners to grcceprint@grcc.edu. Also, please make sure to contact the bookstore to let them know if you need a course pack for the semester and let them know if it is going to be a reprint of a previous or if it is new/changes have been made.

TechSmith Relay Replacement

August 1, 2018

As of January 1, 2019, TechSmith Relay Recorder and Relay Server (https://relay.grcc.edu) will no longer be available as their parent company, TechSmith, has discontinued both products.

If you have used TechSmith Relay Recorder in the past to create videos, SnagIt and Camtasia are more robust versions of TechSmith Relay Recorder that allow you to screen capture and edit your videos. Both SnagIt and Camtasia are available for download in the Software Center. If you have uploaded videos to RaiderCast using the TechSmith Relay Recorder in the past, those videos will still be available and you can upload to that location through December 31, 2018.

Starting January 1, 2019, videos can no longer be uploaded to RaiderCast. They can be uploaded to Google Drive or YouTube using the Share option in SnagIt and Camtasia. The video captioning process will stay the same. As a reminder, per the audiovisual captioning policy, compliance with federal law requires captioning of all created, purchased, or continually used audiovisual media production shown at GRCC.

Tutorials for SnagIt and Camtasia are listed below.

SnagIt: https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-snagit.html

Camtasia: https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia.html

If you need assistance with these products, please drop-in to the Distance Learning office at 316 Main, alternatively, you can email them at dlit@grcc.edu or call 234-3205.

Blackboard Instant Messenger Going Away

August 1, 2018

Blackboard Instant Messenger will no longer be available for use as of January 1, 2019. This solution has been discontinued by its parent company, Blackboard.

Information Technology understands that many faculty and staff rely on the use of an instant messaging tool to communicate with students. With this, GRCC will officially support the use of Google Hangouts. Google Hangouts allows you to send chat messages, make video calls, and screen share. Whether you are new to Google Hangouts or are currently using it or have used it in the past, more information can be found at https://gsuite.google.com/learning-center/products/hangouts/#!/. This resource includes information on all three platforms of Google Hangouts, including Google Chat and Google Meet.

We encourage faculty and staff members to begin using Google Hangouts prior to January 1, 2019, to familiarize themselves with the product suite and to determine how to best use the new tool in your day-to-day operations. Faculty and staff can use the Hangouts suite by visiting https://hangouts.google.com and entering their GRCC email address and GRCC network password.  To switch between Hangouts, Chat, and Meet, simply click the Google Apps menu in the upper right corner of your browser.

If you need assistance with these products, please drop-in to the Distance Learning office at 316 Main, alternatively, you can email them at dlit@grcc.edu or call 234-3205.

Nominations due May 15th for Excellence in Education Awards

May 4, 2018

Do you know of a faculty or staff member at GRCC who has gone above and beyond their role at the College, in the Community, or in higher education? If so, consider nominating them for the Excellence in Education Award! The Excellence in Education Award was established in 1989 to honor an individual Grand Rapids Community College employee. In 2000, the award was expanded to provide recognition in the form of a staff award, and a separate full-time faculty award. In 2010, an additional award was added for an exemplary adjunct faculty member.

There is a cash award of $1,000 for full-time faculty who have taught at GRCC for at least 5 years, and for adjunct faculty who have taught at least 2 years, with a $750 cash award. Staff members also receive a cash award of $1,000.

Anyone can nominate! Deadline for nominations is May 15, 2018:

Note: The criteria and form for full-time faculty and adjuncts have changed a bit in the past few years, so please be sure to read the guidelines carefully.

Questions?

Faculty & Adjunct: Call the Provost Office (234-3920) or Karen Walker (234-4236)

Staff: Call Nicole Dekker (234-3848).

Space Still Available at Adjunct Faculty Blackboard Day Camp

January 27, 2010

Spaces are still available for Adjunct Faculty Blackboard Day Camp to be held this Saturday morning, January 30, from 8:15 am to 12 noon at the Applied Technology Center.   Adjuncts are invited to register online at www.grcc.edu/adjunctfacultylearningday to reserve a spot in one of these hands-on training sessions:

  • Blackboard Basics Plus
  • Blackboard Intermediate

For more information, BbCampAdjunct_013010 or contact Penni Weninger at 234-4547.