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PeopleSoft Down for Maintenance

June 13, 2018

PeopleSoft Student, the Online Center, HR, and Financials will be down for required maintenance starting at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 14th, and will be available at 2:00 a.m. on Friday, June 15th.

Human Resources professional development opportunities

June 8, 2018


Google Docs & Google Drive

Thursday, June 14, 2018 (1:30 pm – 3:00 pm)

Learn how to access Google Drive for staff. Google Drive is a cloud-based service that offers file storage, document creation, and more. Real-time collaboration with multiple users is possible. The class will provide an overview of how to access your GRCC account, the basics of Google Drive for file management, and an overview of Google online collaboration using various Google Apps.


Summer Canning Fun! with The Canning Diva-Diane Devereaux

Friday, June 15, 2018 (11:30 am – 1:00 pm)

Gardens are starting to take shape and grow delicious seasonal vegetables. What better time than now to learn how to successfully preserve their bounty. The Canning Diva® will facilitate a two-hour workshop teaching the basics of home canning, dehydrating, and proper long-term storage methods. Additionally, the workshop will provide a hands-on opportunity to learn the art and craft of home canning. This is an instructional and participative class where you can help prep foods we are canning. Each participant will take home a jar of their culinary creation.

FREE Blackboard Users Conference May 18th

May 7, 2018

GRCC Faculty and Staff – You are invited to attend the FREE Michigan Blackboard Users Group (miBUG) Spring Conference on Friday, May 18th.

Registration for the MiBUG Spring Conference closes Friday, May 11th, so register today!  There are currently over 85 people registered, including staff from GRCC.

Why should you register for the MiBUG Spring Conference? 

  • It’s a FREE opportunity for you to network with and learn from other Blackboard users from across the state.
  • You’ll have the opportunity check out all of the cool products and services that our sponsors have to offer (Sharp, Cengage, Kaltura, Qwickly, Respondus)
  • We have an awesome keynote presentation, as well as ten breakout sessions being offered.  See the full session descriptions on their website (link below).
  • Have your questions answered by a panel of Blackboard representatives, including Chad Kainz, Principal Strategist; Tim Atkin, Chief Client Officer; Emmah Schramke, Customer Programs Manager; and Mark Burris, Customer Success Advocate.
  • See the first annual MiBUG Distinguished Member Award presentation.
  •     and still be home early on a Friday!

Register today:

GRCC Student Wins GVSU hackGVSU 2018

April 30, 2018

Congratulations to GRCC student Chris Bell and his team on winning first place in the API category of hackGVSU 2018 with their “Echo4Education” Alexa app that helps teachers manage the Blackboard Learn Application!

1st Place API Team winners - Echo4Education Alexa app.

Here is the link to the full article:

STEM event designed for boys in 6th to 8th grades

March 17, 2015

GRCC is hosting a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) event for 6-8th grade boys on April 11. The event is to complement the STEM for Girls event GRCC hosted in November and is designed to engage young minds in the fields of science and technology. Participants will do hands-on activities such as building a robot to drawing a picture, designing a method to move ping pong balls without touching them, and solving a forensics mystery. Students also have the opportunity to interact with community role models who work in STEM fields. The cost is $15 and students can register here.