Teaching Science Online

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Teaching science online is a big need as graduates from Science, Technology, Engineering and Math continue to be high priority needs for fuelling economic growth. Last week BCcampus published a news story about our involvement in the North American Network of Science Labs Online and the workshop that was held at North Island College. See NANSLO demonstrates online labs at North Island College gathering. More… Read more »


Real time chat service now available

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We have a new way for you to contact us – Live Chat! We know that sometimes your questions (about ApplyBC, CoursesBC and Collaborative Programs) can’t wait so we will be available to chat between 8am and 4pm, Monday to Friday, Pacific Time. If we can chat, you’ll see this image: If we’re not available (the lines are busy or it’s outside business hours), here’s… Read more »


Shared Service user group meetings

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The first of four BCcampus shared service user group meetings starts today (Friday, September 30) at Room 272 at the BCIT Downtown campus. Kaltura – September 30, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Adobe Connect – October 3, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Moodle – October 6, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm D2L – October 14, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Videoconferencing to various sites is available… Read more »



Opening Education

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Proposed new copyright laws, confusion over what is allowed and isn’t allowed under fair dealing, Access Copyright’s attempt to increase tariffs, risk averse legal counsel advice, universities and colleges pulling out of Access Copyright. Has all this got your head spinning? In parallel to the changing regime of copyright new open licensing and sharing practices have emerged. As part of Open Access week BCcampus and… Read more »


Glitch with BCcampus web site and login server

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Word from our technical group as of 2 pm September 21, 2011 was as follows: Apparently our domain registration records were overwritten today (which is the 11th anniversary of our registration of bccampus.ca). Although this is auto-renewed, something happened which allowed our domain records to be changed to direct users to an autogenerated holding site not under our control. This will potentially affect any of… Read more »


This may be the year…

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This may be the year… The stars are aligning in interesting ways to start this academic year. It will certainly be a year of big challenges. And with those challenges will come the potential for breakthrough risk :: reward scenarios. One of the challenges alluded to by the tweet copied above will be how institutions and instructors manage access to published educational resources for their… Read more »


Staffing Changes at BCcampus

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Time for a brief update on some staffing changes happening at BCcampus this summer that took effect at the beginning of August and continue until March 31, 2012. Paul Stacey will be taking on additional external consulting duties on behalf of BCcampus, so we’ve had to devolve his responsibilities to others and restructure the management team somewhat. As a result, Sylvia Currie and Tori Klassen… Read more »


Network Outage August 27, 2011

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There will be a scheduled outage on Saturday, August 27, 2011 due to network maintenance. We will be shutting down all of our BCcampus applications and web sites at 7 AM. This includes: BCcampus.ca (this site) ApplyBC CoursesBC MyCreditsBC Collaborative Program web sites: ABT, NCIT and AECE Desire2Learn shared service Moodle shared service (see below) SOL*R (see below) Most should be up by 12 noon,… Read more »


Shared Services Update August 2011

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I wanted to take an opportunity during this ‘relatively’ quiet period to provide you an update on BCcampus shared services. It has been almost a year that I have been working with institutions on BCcampus shared service initiatives. In that time, the BCcampus team supporting shared service initiatives has worked to: continue to raise awareness of educational shared services as a means to meet enterprise… Read more »