February 2014

Events | Workshops | Tips and Resources | Articles of Interest

CIT Faculty Labs

Our labs are located at both the Haverhill and Lawrence campuses and are generally open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

Haverhill – Spurk Building, Room C204
Lawrence – 420 Common Street, Room LH308

The best way to reach us is by sending an email to distance@necc.mass.edu


Click on the links for more information:

  • CIT has a new website! Take a look and let us know what you think!
    Bookmark our site: cit.necc.mass.edu
  • You may have noticed 2 new tabs showing up when you log into Blackboard that contain resources for faculty and students – Student and Faculty Resources Tabs in Blackboard.
  • Stacy Adams will be our Lawrence CIT ambassador. She will work with faculty on basic Blackboard training.  The best way to contact Stacy is by email sadams@necc.mass.edu.
  • Want to learn about Office 2013, Blackboard, Adobe and much more? Check the new Atomic Learning’s videos. Available through Blackboard and MyNECC portal, Atomic Learning offers nearly 50,000 step-by-step tutorials on common software such as Microsoft® Office, Adobe® CS6 and Blackboard®, assistive technologies and workshops and technology integration projects on emerging topics such as accessibility, plagiarism, writing research paper, and online courses.
  • Are your students struggling with Blackboard? Be sure to tell them about our newly designed Blackboard Student Orientation. All NECC students taking credit courses are enrolled and can access it through their My Blackboard page. Send an email to distance@necc.mass.edu if you’d like to be enrolled in the course as a student so you can see what is available to your students.


CIT Events

Online and Hybrid Workshops – check out Our Events calendar where we have links to workshops and webinars that you may be interested in!


Massachusetts Colleges Online 10th Annual Conference on eLearning Best Practices

Call for proposals is now open for the MCO 10th Annual Conference on eLearning Best Practices. Visit MCO for more information.

Tips & Resources

Instructor presence is critical to the success of students in online and hybrid courses. Be sure to log into your course frequently at least once a day Monday through Friday to answer questions and provide students with feedback!

Read more: Creating a Sense of Instructor Presence in the Online Classroom

Readings and Articles of Interest

Instructional Technology Council newsletter http://www.itcnetwork.org/resources.html

Sloan Consortium – Grade Change: Tracking Online Education in the United States, 2013