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 »


General Shared Service Meeting November 3

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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… 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 »


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 »