We’re into another academic year and there are many new developments to share with you. Here are some of the new changes.
Reminder: G Suite and Student Email
All Lane students have college provided email and G Suite accounts via Google. It is important to keep in mind and set expectations in courses that they should check those accounts on a regular basis for all messages that come from the college, including Moodle messages.
Students can get assistance with their email accounts at the Student Help Desk (SHeD) in the Library or at help.lanecc.edu.
ATAG Fall 2017 Dates
The Fall meeting dates for the Academic Technology Advisory Group (ATAG) are:
- Oct. 16, 3:00 – 4:30, CEN 229
- Nov. 13, 3:00 – 4:30, CEN 229
- Dec. 11 , 3:00 – 4:30, CEN 229
The ATAG helps inform Academic Technology of student and faculty needs around technology and the web-enhanced, hybrid and online learning environments. Instructors and support staff of all technical abilities are invited to participate, share successes, convey needs and learn of new developments.
Zoom is a new web/video conferencing platform that can be used to meet with classes, hold online office hours, offer one-on-one meetings and record presentations on your computer. Everyone can have access to a basic account with meetings that last up to 40 minutes in duration. Need more time? Request a Pro account to enable meetings without time limitations: https://goo.gl/forms/0arXHZFmS7l96hco1
We’ll have weekly drop-in meetings and some Zoom workshops throughout the term. Dates and times will be Fridays from 11 am – 12 pm with the exception of October 20th. All meetings will be using the Zoom meeting link to meet at if you’d prefer to join in virtually: https://lanecc.zoom.us/j/535846503
Moodle Boost Theme
Give your Moodle course a fresh new look! Boost is a new theme with improved navigation and convenient editing options. With a focus on accessibility, mobile device access, easier navigation and an improved user experience, Boost is great choice for many of your students needs.
Magna online seminars
Lane Community College has access to Magna Commons & 20-Minute Mentor Commons
As a member of our campus community this online content from Magna Publications is available at no cost to you. You’ll need to contact the ATC to get info on how to activate your account through Lane.
Magna Commons offers on-demand versions of Magna’s most popular Magna Online Seminars, covering a broad range of topics of interest to faculty & administrators. You can view the offerings available to stream here: https://www.magnapubs.com/magna-commons/
20-Minute Mentor Commons offers on-demand versions of Magna’s popular 20-Minute Mentor programs, covering a broad range of faculty development topics. You can view the offerings available to stream here: https://www.magnapubs.com/mentor-commons/
We’re looking forward to working with you this academic year!
The Academic Technology team