February 2016

AnnouncementsInformation Sessions and Events | Tips & Resources


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Using Capture Space to Engage Your Students or Flip your Classroom with classroom Lecture Recording

Kaltura CaptureSpace is now available to use to record classroom lectures, simulations, and more. CS is capable of simultaneously record up to three video inputs with a PowerPoint presentation or screen capture. Students can navigate to desired content, search through slide text, switch between video streams, and view picture in picture. Contact CIT to ask how we can help you get started.


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Open Education Week

March 7th to 11th, 2016
Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. Visit Open Education Week

Jody and Sue presented on Motivating Faculty to Adopt Open at the Open Ed Conference back in November in Vancouver. The presentation was very well received and we had many requests for a link to our faculty video – including requests from OpenStax and Lumen Learning (2 leaders in the OER movement)! Hear what your colleagues have to say about their experiences with adopting OER:

​Watch video to the end to see some of Mike’s magic!

Having faculty support is critical to the success of this project. The cost savings to students is very impressive (a cumulative $440,000+ projected savings for Spring semester), but what is more impressive is the work that our faculty have done to adopt, adapt, and create amazing resources for their courses that is changing the way they teach and the way students are learning!.


Save the Date: MCO Conference on June 2, 2016

Greenfield Community College

Call for Proposalsdue April 1st
The Massachusetts Colleges Online Conference is back. Please consider submitting a proposal.

Information Sessions and Events

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Weatherproof Your Courses

CIT is collaborating with Academic Innovations to offer workshops on weatherproofing your courses! Don’t let the weather get in the way of student learning. Visit our Weatherproofing page for some helpful tips to keep your course going even when the school is closed.

Wednesday, March 2, 5-6:30 PM @ L241

Thursday, March 35-6:30 PM @ B307

To register email distance@necc.mass.edu.


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Adopt Open at NECC – Integrating OER into your course!

Thursday, March 10, 12 – 1 PM @C204

Join us in CIT for an Open Ed Week Event! We will share our favorite resources with you and talk about ways in which you can get involved in the open movement!


Check out Kaltura’s Interactive Video Quizzing

Increase the effectiveness of education and training by including questions in the video experience. Interactive Video Quizzing increases engagement, enables measurement, and provides a new way to improve learning outcomes.



The next session of iTeach begins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. Please email distance@necc.mass.edu  if you’d like to take advantage of this professional development opportunity.


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Tech Talks

“Tech Talk” is an exploration of current and emerging technologies in a low-stress, positive environment – a “sandbox” approach to learning about new technologies.

February 23, 2-3:30 PM – 7 Things You Need to Know about Computer Security

Haverhill Campus, Hartleb Technology Center, Room TC130

March 29, 2-3:30 PM Social Media: Are you the Customer or the Product?

Lawrence Campus, Dimitry Building, Room L154

April 12, 2-3:30 PM Assistive Technologies: From the Simple to the Sophisticated

Haverhill Campus, One Stop Student Center Room C116

Tips and Resources

Blackboard Tips: Using the Bb Grader App

Bb Grader App

You don’t have time to waste! Now, grading student assignment submissions doesn’t have to wait. See for yourself how to make your time more productive by grading on the go!

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Blackboard Learn Mobile App – Free for faculty and students!

Encourage your students to download the Blackboard Learn Mobile App for free! They can check their courses, for due dates on assignments, grades, and receive announcements from you!

Remember to visit Faculty Resources in Blackboard for the latest versions of Respondus, StudyMate and Atomic Learning. (Login is required)
SoftChalk (Free Trial)

Atomic Learning Workshops

3 Essential Strategies for Student Success
Student Success: Small Ideas can Lead to Big Improvements

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