Posted tagged ‘class’

Cool story: GRCC travels to Iceland to prepare for upcoming Geology class

August 6, 2018

GRCC Geology Professor Tari Mattox and IT Media Staff Klaas Kwant gather materials for an introductory geology class at GRCC.

GRCC Geology Professor Tari Mattox and IT Media Staff Klaas Kwant are gathering materials for an introductory geology class at GRCC, and they traveled to Iceland to do it!

In this shot, they are in the eastern fjords recording different types of rock formations that demonstrate the impact of volcanoes and glaciers.  Each scene has been recorded in both 360-degree video and high resolution still images to allow students the ability to virtually explore the fjords.

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.

TODAY: Foods that Fight Heart Disease Workshop in ATC 130

May 4, 2018
Foods that Fight Heart Disease Workshop
Sheri Orlekoski, Certified in Plant Based Nutrition – Cornell University
TODAY, Friday, May 4, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Applied Technology Center (ATC) Amphitheater, Room 130
What you eat has a major effect in prevention and reversal of heart disease.
This class will show you how healthy eating can be easy and delicious!
Class includes cooking demonstration and sampling.
WALK-INS WELCOME.

Human Resources professional development opportunities

May 2, 2018

Human Resources Professional Development

You can register online at: https://www.grcc.edu/humanresources/professionaldevelopment/learningopportunitiesregistration

 

Effective Feedback Principles

Wednesday May 2, 2018 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)

With many organizations, the use of effective feedback and recognition are communication tools that many leaders do not take advantage of to increase performance, build productive relationships, and maximize retention. Often feedback is given only if a problem exists and unknowingly the techniques used for this corrective feedback actually have the opposite effect intended. As human beings, we often hunger for feedback. However, many people will tell you that when they do get feedback, it’s often because of something they have done wrong. This course is designed to help workplace leaders learn how to provide feedback any time that the message is due. Whether feedback is formal or informal, and whether it is provided to employees, peers, or someone else, there are ways that it can be structured to be effective and lasting. This course will help participants learn why the way we deliver is feedback is important, how to deliver a message so that people accept it and make changes that may be needed, and how to accept feedback that we are offered.

 

GRCC Accounts and You: A Comprehensive Primer

Thursday, May 3, 2018 (1:30 pm – 3:00 pm)

Campus accounts can be confusing. As part of our commitment to provide world class customer support, Information Technology would like to offer a refresher course to staff and faculty. This course will provide a walk-through on the types of accounts available to our students and staff and some tips and tricks for getting the most out of them. We will also cover how to use the recently updated password reset tool and, of course, be available to answer other account related questions. We will go over: Online Student Center, Campus Network Login, GRCC Wireless Network, Blackboard, Student Email, Student & Employee Discounts, and printing from a personal device/cloud printing.

 

Foods that Fight Heart Disease

Friday, May 4, 2018 (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)

This course is designed to give participants a holistic view of the development components of aging. This will include information on physiological, neurological, and mental-emotional aspects of the aging process. Geriatric diseases such as arthritis, Alzheimer’s, other forms of dementia, and Parkinson’s will be discussed. Participants will become familiar with resources available in the Grand Rapids community to assist in age related services, as well as provide for forum of discussion about managing their aging, as well as the aging of loved ones. We will discuss various techniques and activities utilized by attendees to reduce the impact of aging.

 

Selfcare in the Midst of Change

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 (10:00 am – 11:30 am)

This workshop will explore some of the brain science related to change and why people react and experience change the way they do?

We will also explore strategies for self-care during times of change, keeping stress, resistance and struggle at bay.

– Explore brain science related to change

– Learn about types of resistance to change

– Learn strategies to lower stress and increase resilience

 

Time Management Workshop

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 (2:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

In this workshop, participants will learn the keys to effectively managing your time, tips to being efficient, and how to ensure that the most important things are accomplished. Participants will learn how to eliminate non-productive behaviors and minimize the distractions that fill their day.

 

Excel Basics

Thursday, May 10, 2018 (10:00 am – 11:00 am)

This course is designed to give users a good introduction to the basic concepts of Excel. It explores the structure of the Excel workbook and demonstrates basic techniques required for working with spreadsheets.

 

GRCC Accounts and You: A Comprehensive Primer

Thursday, May 10, 2018 (1:30 pm – 3:00 pm)

Campus accounts can be confusing. As part of our commitment to provide world class customer support, Information Technology would like to offer a refresher course to staff and faculty. This course will provide a walk-through on the types of accounts available to our students and staff and some tips and tricks for getting the most out of them. We will also cover how to use the recently updated password reset tool and, of course, be available to answer other account related questions. We will go over: Online Student Center, Campus Network Login, GRCC Wireless Network, Blackboard, Student Email, Student & Employee Discounts, and printing from a personal device/cloud printing.

 

Foods for a Healthy Weight

Friday, May 11, 2018

In this course you will learn about foods that will free you from counting calories and measuring portions… Power up your plate and maintain a healthy weight and feel great! Class includes cooking demonstration and sampling.

 

 

Class food pantry donation project surpasses 200 lbs

October 12, 2017

Professor M. Righa’s Introduction to Business class collected donations for the food pantry. For the community and social responsibility in the contemporary workplace learning outcome.

The BA 103 project brought in 203 items, weighing a total of 213.7 lbs.

Photo by Mackenzie Curtis.

A photo of Professor M. Righa’s Introduction to Business class' donation to the GRCC food pantries