EdTech Connect – February 2016: Bb Tip, Expo and Training Dates

The second edition of EdTech Connect, our monthly newsletter, has launched.

Review the February edition for a Blackboard tip on grouping your Bb My Courses list, dates for upcoming training events, and information about the Technology Expo hosted by EdTech and ITS during the College Community Day later this month.

Each month the newsletter is emailed out to all college employees. If you did not receive that email or you would like to review archives, please visit our EdTech Connect Archives page.

We look forward to connecting with you!

EdTech Connect:  February 2016

February 2016 edition of the Educational Technology Department newsletter

EdTech Launches Monthly Newsletter

Welcome back to a new semester!

SJC EdTech has launched EdTech Connect – a monthly newsletter featuring training tips and information to bring a greater awareness to our services and support offerings.

The first edition was included in faculty packets during College Community Week. Future editions will be distributed via email.

Archives of Edtech Connect will be kept in the EdTech training section of the blog.

We look forward to connecting with you in the coming months!

SJC Blackboard Course Site Template Updates

The SJC Blackboard course template was revised during the Summer of 2015 to reflect additions made in the 5th edition of the Quality Matters rubric.

This template, originally developed for the 201420 course sites is an updated template with content to help meet the minimum course presence expectations and Quality Matter (QM) standards. The infographic below details features in this new template. You can download a PDF copy of this infographic: Understanding Bb Course Template.

QM Template Sept 2015 Update


Support staff and resources are available to help faculty in course design, with Bb training, or in meeting the QM standards.

Contact information for Instructional Designers, Blackboard Support and Multimedia Specialists can be found via the People Page of the EdTech blog at http://www.sanjac.edu/edtech .