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Alphabetical listing

CAS - Curriculum and Academic Standards committee website
Communication
Confidentiality Concerns
Contact Info
Copyright
Copyright information especially for our educational environment
Courseware Tools used to enhance your virtual classroom
Dreamweaver Steps for connecting to Dreamweaver (Camtasia presentation)
Email Remote access to your SCCD Exchange email account.
Off campus email addresses
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Evaluations
Feedback
Let us know your comments and suggestions
Fee Info and Updates Explanation of fees associated to DL classes
Financial Aid
Late Registration
Net ID

Netiquette
New Faculty Shows you the next step.
North Faculty Info
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pertinent links for faculty and staff
Outlook Tutorials
Passwords
Proctor Procedure
Registration
Seattle Colleges Intranet
Use your Outlook email ID and Password to log on to this site.
Other information available at this site:
· Instructor Briefcase - Electronic location of registered student information. SID, phone, email. etc.
  · Faculty Handbook
  · Earnings History
  · District News
  · Policies

Signature Procedure for submitting your signature electronically
Textbooks Are available for ordering online
Washington Online

Website
-Faculty website or Virtual Classroom

Faculty Informational Guide
to the Instructional
Policies & Processes (this page is being updated and is currently unavailable), to the
"DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM" at
North Seattle Community College

This information is pertinent to all "Web Assisted Classes" including:

FULLY ONLINE CLASSES
FULLY ON-CAMPUS (ONSITE) CLASSES
HYBRID CLASSES (Primarily Online or Onsite)
ONLINE / VIDEO MEDIA CLASSES ("Video On-Demand")

prepared by Tom Braziunas, Distance Learning Director
updated September 23, 2003

  1. Basic Procedures
  2. Faculty & Student Support
  3. Technology Options
  4. District DL & IT Services
  5. Training & Resources
  6. Development Timeline
  7. Evaluation Process
  8. Website Maintenance
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Contacts

Recommended Standards
This document summarizes:

  1. Our Expectation for the "functioning" of all e-learning curricula designed & delivered through the DL office at NSCC
  2. Our recommended pedagogical and technological elements for NSCC's e-learning undertaken by the DLO
  3. The Principles guiding the administration & support of e-learning undertaken by the DLO

Practical Guide to Developing an online class covers:

  • design and development of e-learning materials
  • delivery and maintenance of online and hybrid courses
  • preparation and training of faculty utilizing e-learning modalities

Resources
Information Literacy- This link gives helpful information to students. Tips about how to access online research information.


CAS:

The Curriculum and Academic Standards Committee (CAS) is a standing campus governance committee which encourages and fosters curriculum development and faculty participation in the governance of the college curriculum and academic standards. As a standing committee in the campus shared-governance process, CAS seeks to remain responsive to emerging needs; to recognize and respect the contributions of all members of the college, and to support quality, openness, and vision in teaching and learning.

If you wish to develop a course to teach online or adapt a course for elearning the eLearning Office and the CAS eL Subcommittee will be of tremendous help to you through this process.  Please contact them as soon as possible.  CAS members also welcome the opportunity to help faculty within their divisions as they are creating new courses, changing course modality, and creating or changing programs.

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Communication:

Email is the preferred means of contacting North's eLearning Support Center Learning and the best way for eLearning Instructors to contact their students. Students are always told to email their instructors first and phone secondly. When on campus they are told to seek out their instructor during the office hours.  Occasionally North's eLearning Support Center receives email from a student who reports not receiving a response to their email. Our response is to forward their email to the instructor, making the instructor aware of the student's concern. The staff at North's eLearning Support Center will work to facilitate communication between students and faculty, and often times we will cc the instructor of the class concerned when a student has contacted us.
North's eLearning Support Center is best reached by emailing north.elearning@seattlecolleges.edu

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Confidentiality:

Please be aware that email between the district's Outlook mail server and a student's private email address is not necessarily protected/confidential, due to the vairable nature of the security of the student's email address. Email within the Outlook server is guaranteed to be confidential. Email within ANGEL are all secure and confidential because all email within those tools remains within one server.

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Courseware:

Courseware refers to software used to enhance the functionality of your virtual classroom. This courseware that we are using at North Seattle Community Colleges is ANGEL 7.4 LMS

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Dreamweaver:

Click Here to view a Camtasia presentation of step by step instructions for creating your Dreamweaver site. Note: You will need to have your password as provided by Tom Braziunas or Sam Bayne. Please have headphones or speakers available and turned on.

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Email:

You can access (read and send) email from your seattlecolleges account from anywhere that gives you access to the internet. NSCC IT Services has serveral tutorials to help you get started with your Outlook Account.  Due to the large number of faculty on our roster, we are not able to address to off-campus locations unless the specified address is noted in the Outlook address book. Please notify your division secretary if you would like to have the Outlook address book list an off-campus address as your primary email contact.
If you do not want to change your email address in the address book, you have the option of setting the filters on your campus email account to accommodate your requirements for sorting email. I.e., In Outlook: Choose Tools > Rules and Alerts. You can create a rule that states all email from Distance Learning, Tbraziun, etc. be forwarded to a specific folder.

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Exams: 

Note that when on-campus exams are part of your class, than you will need to make accommodation for students who have schedule conflicts.  The on-campus Testing Center does not have the responsibility of providing testing services for eLearning classes.  North's eLearning Support Center will work with you to establish a procedure that works for you and your students.  Please determine the dates of your exams then email us at north.elearning@seattlecolleges.edu

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Evaluations:

 North's eLearning Support Center sends out an email to eLearning instructors during the ninth week of the quarter with instructions on how to request evaluations from the district website.

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Feedback:

Please email your comments and questions to the North's eLearning Support Center. We welcome your feedback.


Financial Aid:

In order for students with financial aid to receive their 'award', they are required by the financial aid office to prove that they are attending the class. This proof of attendance is given by the instructor in the form of an email sent directly to the Financial Aid office with a cc: to the student. Please be sure to include the student's name and SID. Attendance in the virtual classroom is determined by whether or not the student is participating with the first week assignments.
Students whose home campus is Central, you must send your email to SCCC's Financial Aid's Office.
The students are usually anxious to receive this verification. When they come to our office looking for signatures, we direct them to email their instructors.

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Netiquette

" Words can mean many things and what we intend to say is not always what others hear. This is especially true of "online communication" during which other students do not have the opportunity to see your "body language" and therefore have a greater possibility of misunderstanding what you truly mean."

Please, follow these guidelines in all your online responses and discussion groups.

  • RESPECT. We would like to suggest respectful exchanges as a basic ground rule. We feel that informational errors should be pointed out- respectfully (even if stated strongly...). Disagreements that honor the viewpoints of the various contributors are productive and can lead to new learning and understanding.
  • PRIVACY. Keep in mind not only your own privacy rights but others as well. Do not reveal any information that you deem private.
  • BE CONSIDERATE of grammatical/spelling errors.
  • REMEMBER that humor and satire are often misinterpreted online. Communication is more than words. So, be prepared for some misunderstanding and requests for clarification.
  • BE SUPPORTIVE. We are all still learning. Our job is not to judge or condemn or even praise, although genuine encouragement is a necessary ingredient. We are here to provide information, to address topics in a discussion forum, and to provide assistance in helping each participant use her/his own unique learning style. Reflection generally precedes growth. So reflect upon what is said, provide sincere comments, and hopefully, we will all grow.

One good way to avoid problems is to reread your postings before sending them. Something written in haste may be misread.

Created by Val Donato, Sandra Looper and Diane Hostetler

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Outlook Tutorials:

The NSCC Foundation funded the creation of several tutorials on using web-based Outlook which can be found at http://webshares.northseattle.edu/tlc/onlineres_emailtutorials.shtm . The tutorials were created with Camtasia Studio; they are short; and they show and explain the majority of features available in Outlook including:

  • logging into and off Outlook

  • creating messages

  • using the address book

  • adding attachments

  • organizing messages

  • managing contacts (yes, you can get to your contacts using web-based Outlook)

  • using the calendar

  • searching for messages

  • setting the "out of office assistant" and other options

  • changing your password

One version uses Internet Explorer and the other Netscape. If you are a Mac user, the Netscape version most closely matches your experience even if you use Internet Explorer on your Mac.


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Passwords:

 (Please be aware that the demands for passwords are becoming very confusing to students.)

SID (student identification number) is a nine digit number assigned by registration. The student uses this number together with their 'PIN' (birthdate) to access all of their college records, transcripts, registration, add/drop, etc.

EID (Employee Identification Number) is a nine digit number assigned to each employee.  It is used to access your Faculty Briefcase, Time and Leave Reporting, and ANGEL 7.4 Shell.

Net ID is used by faculty to access their 100mg of drive space located on campus server. Info available on that server is available to you off campus as long as you are able to ftp the info down and onto the hard drive for the local computer that you are using. To have it accessible to you on campus, you must first have your drive "mapped". Tech support for mapping your drive is provided by contacting the IT Services Help Line x3630.

Net ID is required for students to be able to access all computers located in the computer labs and classrooms on campus. This affects the Distance Learning faculty when there is an on campus meeting, on campus test, or any on campus activity that requires the use of computers.
Frequent problems that arise are that students arrive to campus for the first time and find they have not set up a Net ID account. They then go to the Library to set up accounts. Or they can't remember their ID. In this case they go to the computer lab located in IB 3303 where they may be able to get a new Net ID password issued. Please understand that the IB 3303 lab is not always staffed and students may not get immediate assistance.

WWW Folder: Your www folder may or may not be password protected at your discretion.

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Proctor Procedure:

 To have an exam proctored, please have your student contact North's eLearning Support Center at north.elearning@seattlecolleges.edu.

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Registration:

Non-resident students who register for Distance learning classes online will be charged the full out of state tuition. This is an error and occurs because the system used by registration as yet, cannot recognize the difference between a class taught via distance learning and one taught on campus. Students need to email betsy Abts in registration to notify her of their status as an out of state student registering for distance learning classes. Betsy will then make the correction. Tuition Table.
Signature Procedure
After the 4th day of the quarter and in the case of overloads, instructor permission is required to add for all classes. It is assumed that eLearning students will not be registering in person.   Please email your signature to registration (arrc is an acronym for Admissions, Registration, Records, Credentials) arrc@seattlecolleges.edu with cc: to the student.  Please be careful to include the student's name and SID.
Late Registration: Please note that due to the various types of software associated with online instruction and their registration requirements, we must require a time allowance of 2 days to get a student access to their Virtual Classroom.  This means that when you sign in a student after the first day, you must consider that it may be another 2 full days  before the student has access to the classroom.
WAOL registration closes the first day of their classes. WOAL class schedule.

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Textbooks:

Textbook orders are submitted by the instructors to the divisions. The Division representative then submits the order to the bookstore.  Books may be purchased by students from the bookstore, other students, or another bookseller of their choosing.  Some instructors are choosing to use open source textbooks.

NSCC Bookstore:Textbooks for all classes (except those with the WOL section number) are are available in our bookstore. Students enter and look up their classes using the course and section numbers e.g. GEL 101 D1

OpenCourseLibrary.org: "The Open Course Library is a collection of expertly developed educational materials – including textbooks, syllabi, course activities, readings, and assessments – for 81 high-enrollment college courses. 42 courses have been completed so far, providing faculty with a high-quality, affordable option that will cost students no more than $30 for textbooks. All materials are shared under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license unless otherwise noted."

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Washington Online:

Instructors who have been designated by their dean to teach a class that is hosted or managed by WAOL must file "Intent to Teach" forms. These forms, along with extensive oriention information can be found at http://www.waol.org/info Please click the link for more information about teaching WAOL courses. Also Contact Tom Braziunas, Director of Distance Learning at NSCC

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Website:

Please contact North's eLearning Support Center or visit our Faculty Zone Wiki to schedule an orientation appointment. This orientation will include the setting up of whatever sites it is that you require for your assignment. The average orientation session takes 30-45 minutes and we outline for you the steps that you can take to facilitate setting up your classes. In addition we provide self-paced tutorials that are available to assist you in learning to use the various technologies available.

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