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General Shared Service Meeting November 3

BCcampus has scheduled a Fall General Shared Service Meeting for November 3, 2011 at the Kwantlen Richmond Campus.

Purpose:

The annual Fall general shared service meeting provides a forum for general updates, input and feedback on BCcampus shared services. In addition, it is an opportunity to bring forward and discuss requests for new shared services.

Usually, the general meeting precedes the individual user group meetings (the individual shared service user group meetings focus on the specific aspects of the particular shared service).

However, this year the user group meetings occurred first given there were some financial and funding aspects for discussion at these meetings that required consideration concurrent with institutional fiscal planning that occurs in October and November. In each of the user group meetings, some general shared service updates were provided as context.

As a result, registration for the general shared service meeting is currently lower as compared to last year’s meeting. If you are interested in attending the general shared services meeting, please register as soon as possible so that we have a better sense of number of attendees.

Agenda:

  • Shared Service Updates
  • Overview, Discussion of Updated Shared Service Business Model, Processes
  • Review, input and feedback on current shared services or shared services in development:
  • D2L, Moodle
  • Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate), Adobe Connect,
  • AskAway
  • WordPress
  • Kaltura
  • Receive requests for new shared services, discussion of requested new shared services:
  • WriteAway
  • Syllabus management
  • Anti-plagiarism/academic integrity
  • Big Blue Button
  • Synchronous Whiteboard/Audio (Bridgit)
  • Next Steps
  • Intended Audience:
  • Representatives of institutions participating in or interested in the BCcampus shared services

Date and Time:

November 3, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm including networking lunch

Location:

Kwantlen Richmond Campus, Room 2550 B (note alternate room may be assigned depending on attendance)

Register:

If you haven’t already registered, please do so as soon as possible. Once again, please contact Christy Foote, Research Assistant – Operations at 604-412-7659 or cfoote [at] bccampus [dot] ca.

If you have already registered, please reconfirm your mode of participation if you haven’t already specified (in person, teleconference, Adobe Connect – note that we are not able to videoconference from the Kwantlen site) so that we’ll know how many participants will be attending by each mode.

Travel Expenses:

While there were some limited funds available for travel expenses last year, the BCcampus travel budget has been significantly cut and unfortunately we will not be able to offer any stipends for travel to the general meeting this year. At minimum we will provide teleconference and Adobe Connect should there be attendees who need to participate remotely. Unfortunately, videoconference is not available.