Collaborative Educational Services Update

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We’re in the process of adopting the name Collaborative Educational Services to be inclusive of both educational technology shared services (e.g., Moodle) as well as collaborative programs (e.g., Applied Business Technology) and services (e.g. eTutoring). (Note: we currently refer to these areas as Collaborative Programs and Shared Services.) This note is concerned specifically with the educational technology shared service area though – BCcampus now has 13 collaborative… Read more »


Information and Communication Technology Collaborative Program: A Win-Win for Students

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BCcampus is ten years old in 2012. To commemorate, we’re publishing a series of articles that illustrate some of our milestones and describe how we got here. This is the first article, featuring BCcampus-supported online Collaborative Programs. David Cunningham had been out of school for the better part of 30 years, working in a variety of different fields, when the economic downturn resulted in a period… Read more »


Unscheduled Outage of Collaborative Program Sites

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UPDATE (Oct 31, 2011): All Online Collaborative Program websites are now functioning. Thank you for your patience with this issue. UPDATE: (Oct 29, 2011, 2:23 pm): Some BCcampus users continue to experience intermittent login problems on the Online Collaborative Program (ACT, ICT, AECE) websites. We expect this issue to be resolved no later than the end of today for most people. For updates, please go to https://mycusthelp.ca/BCCAMPUS/_cs/FindAnswers.aspx. We… Read more »


Update on system changes: D2L upgraded and Collaborative Sites launched

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Last week, BCcampus successfully upgraded the Desire2Learn (D2L) shared service from version 8 to 9.1. The upgrade provides numerous enhancements and fixes to almost every area of the learning environment. The improvements will be a benefit to course developers, instructors and students without requiring a lot of re-learning or changing the way the application functions. Single Sign-On (SSO): One of the major behind-the-scenes changes to… Read more »


New Collaborative Program web sites to be launched May 4

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Changes are coming to the web sites for the Collaborative Programs: ABT (Applied Business Technology), NCIT (Northern Collaborative Information Technology) and AECE (Aboriginal Early Childhood Education). As of May 4, 2011, each Collaborative Program will have its own web site. Instead of reaching the programs through the BCcampus portal, users will go directly to each program’s own self-contained web presence for everything related to that… Read more »


New models for Collaborative Programs and Shared Services

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New model for Collaborative Programs: One of the major orders of business the past several months has been the development of a business model for collaborative program development and operation, in support of both new and existing collaborative programs. We have worked with the Applied Business Technology, Northern Collaborative Information Technology and Aboriginal Early Childhood Education collaborative programs to gather valuable perspective and input to… Read more »