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The Office of Distance Education and Learning Technologies will be broadcasting the US Distance Learning Association (USDLA) 2014 National Conference virtual sessions May 5 - May 7, 2014. More information

SafeAssign update:
The SafeAssign central services will undergo maintenance that requires a service outage on Saturday, April 26, 2014 10am – 12pm US Eastern (GMT -4).  For the first half hour, SafeAssign functionality will not be available and an error will be displayed to the user.  For the remainder of the maintenance window, papers will not be processed. Papers submitted during this maintenance window will be queued, and reports will be delayed until after the maintenance has completed.

ISLANDER EMAIL upgrade has successfully completed on March 29, 2014. For more information visit the FAQ website.

Instructors: The Office of the Provost, through the Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE), requests proposals from teams of TAMUCC faculty to propose redesigns an undergraduate or graduate level courses or programs to add a substantial and enduring component for improving student learning.  A maximum of four proposals will be selected for funding. Find more information at: http://cfe.tamucc.edu/FacultyInnovationGrant.php

Respondus Lockdown Browser Changes: Respondus has made some changes to Lockdown Browser. Instructors, who are using Respondus please visit: http://www.respondus.com/products/lockdown-browser/studentexit.shtml for more information.

Important WebEx notice for instructors: If you have recorded a WebEx meeting prior to January 31, 2014 and have posted a web link to that meeting in Blackboard or on some other location, the link will need to be updated or will cease to function after the end of February 2014. Please view this helpful video and informative web page for more details on how to update your links.

TAMU-CC launches SoftChalk: SoftChalk is a web-based application which allows instructors to create, customize and SoftChalk Logopersonalize eLearning course content for delivery inside or outside of Blackboard. Instructors can create engaging, interactive, media-rich learning content by mashing up their own materials with rich media, interactive exercises, quizzes, and text.

Camtasia Studio 2014: software is now available for purchase through TAMU! Please visit https://software.tamu.edu/ if you or your department would like to purchase this software.

Section Merge tool that allows you to merge courses and course sections is undergoing changes and is therefore turned off for instructors. If you want to merge courses or course sections, please call or email IT Help with all courses identification information, and request to perform the merger for you. How to request a section merge (pdf).

Attention Banner Users: Please DO NOT allow Java to update to Java Version 7.51.

If updated, the Banner will cease to function. If you have already updated - you will need to uninstall Java and reinstall the previous version 7.45. For assistance please call or email IT help desk.

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Login Information:  The username and password for Blackboard are the same as your Island ID and password.

bulletNew Users taking online courses - activate your Island ID, click New Users.

bulletSet Up Account Recovery to be able to reset your Island ID password in the future.

bulletFor help, call (361) 825-2692 or email computer.helpline@tamucc.edu

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The Office of Distance Education and Learning Technologies will be broadcasting the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) 2014 National Conference virtual sessions.  This conference is the premier event for professionals in the distance learning industry. This year's conference (May 5 - May 7, 2014) promises to deliver an action-packed agenda that will bring together distance learning practioners from across the country.  The sessions will be broadcasted in CCH 123 and are open to the campus community. 

Please visit http://www.usdla.org/2014_Conference_s/1931.htm to view the full schedule of events.  No registration required!  Please stop by CCH 123 to view any and all sessions.  For more information, please contact Amanda Alvarez at amanda.alvarez@tamucc.edu or 361–825–2122.


Office of Distance Education and Learning Technologies  
(O) 361-825-2122   (F) 361-825-3666   email: odelt@tamucc.edu
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, 6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5779, Corpus Christi, TX, 78412 -5779