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Teaching & Learning Center :: Distance Education :: Staff Development

The TLC Welcomes...

Kyle McCarthy, our interim Help Desk Support Assistant. Kyle has stepped into Kip Nead's shoes and is doing a terrific job at the helm. His knowledge of campus applications is extensive, and faculty and staff alike enjoy working with him. We also welcome Tommy Lightfoot, new student assistant and Blackboard helpline support. Like Kyle, Tommy is a computer science major and we're excited to have him on board.

TLC Workshops

This month we will focus on Cabrillo Google Apps. Learn how to use a shared calendar, create a webpage with Google Sites, and share documents with students and colleagues. [check the calendar] You can always contact us to arrange for personal training (PT) on Blackboard, Google Apps, Dreamweaver, iTunesU, or any of the MS Office applications. Helping you move forward with technology is our goal.

@ONE Fall 2012 Online Courses

The fabulous @ONE instructors are @ it again. Below is a sample of the courses being offered this fall:

  • Introduction to Teaching with Blackboard 9.1 Mon, 10/15/2012 – 8:00am – Fri, 11/09/2012 – 5:00pm ($65 for CC faculty) This course is recommended for faculty new to using Blackboard, or for those would like to learn more about new features.
  • Mobile Teaching, Don’t Leave Home without It Tue, 10/02/2012 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm (cost: free) In this presentation, several web tools are explored while discussing ideas about integration to maximize learning and productivity.
  • Designing Effective Online Assessments Mon, 09/17/2012 – 8:00am – Fri, 10/12/2012 – 5:00pm ($65 for CC faculty) This course will introduce you to effective practices in online assessment.

For more information, check the @ONE website.

Blackboard NEWS

As of today we have:

  • 9,085 student accounts
  • 255 instructor accounts
  • in 460 course sections
  • 120,932 average page views per day

If you wish to use the Blackboard learning management system, you MUST participate in training in the TLC. Call or email us and we can set it up. Training is critical; getting you off to a good start means fewer problems when you are working on your own.


  • the Notification System is "ON" for the "What's New & Due" menu item. Click on the menu link and under the "What's New" panel, press the button, Edit Notification Settings > select Bulk Edit Notification Settings > courses I am teaching
    • Select a set of courses or organizations to change their notification settings. Select or clear the boxes adjacent to each type of notification. Higher priority notifications should be sent with a method that will deliver that notification in the timeliest fashion.
  • set a rule to notify non-participating students; go to Control Panel > Early Warning System > Create Rule > Last Access Rule > criteria may be to identify students who have not logged in in 7 days
    • To identify which students get caught in the Early Warning System net > go to "What's New & Due" and under the Alerts panel, select your course rule > use the action link to select Details. Look under the Meets Criteria column. If it says YES, check the box next to the student's name and Notify them. The notification will be an individual email to the student's personal email address. Cool, huh?
    • Go ahead and set a grade rule now that you know where to find the Create Rule button. You can notify students whose running total is less than optimal performance, and send them a note of encouragement.

Contact the TLC for more information.

Big Discounts for Faculty, Staff and Students on MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite and Photoshop

MS Office Professional Plus at $39.99! Discounted software for faculty, staff and students at

Stay up-to-date on standards for online media and web design

Making web pages accessible to students with disabilities

TLC Hours

Friday, 9:30am–1:30pm


Francine Van Meter, TLC Director
Kyle McCarthy, Help Desk Support Assistant
Tommy Lightfoot, Student Assistant, Blackboard Helpline


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