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3C Media logoNew! 3C Media Solutions
3C Media Solutions is the delivery system for distance education, training and meeting collaboration, linking the 112 campuses of the California Community Colleges System. 3C Media Solutions is funded by a grant from the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges and offers several services:
  • 3C Media On-Demand: Programming on demand using a variety of media, from video to audio technology. With this solution, your favorite program will be available with the touch of a mouse or iPod. Currently, 3C Media Solutions has a variety of archives available.
  • 3C Streaming Media: Stream a class lecture, presentation or event live online.
  • 3CRSS/Podcasting: Allows faculty and staff of the CCC System an RSS/Podcasting account FREE OF CHARGE. All you need to do is request an account and you’ll receive access to the Control Panel for creating and sharing your podcasts and storage space on the server.
  • 3C Media Event Coverage: Provides you the opportunity to video record, stream LIVE online and archive all or part of your classroom lecture, presentation, symposium, conference keynote speaker, workshop, break-out sessions, board meetings and special events.

To learn more about 3C Media, and request an account, visit http://www.3cmediasolutions.org/

QuestionsReminder: Help for Students is Available!
If you have students who need assistance with Blackboard or an online/hybrid course, there are a few options for help. Students can go to the Online Learning website at http://www.chabotcollege.edu/online where they can submit a help request online or take advantage of the numerous resources available online. Students can also drop-in to get in-person assistance from an Online Learning Student Assistant. Hours and location are listed at http://www.chabotcollege.edu/online/DropIn/.
Highlights from theCOOL:
A spotlight on the activities of the Committee On Online Learning.

At their first meeting, the Committee On Online Learning (COOL) approved a change to the Online/Hybrid Course Approval Process. This updated process is explained in a recent email from co-chair Wanda Wong (below):
COOL email
The COOL will review proposals for both Spring 2015 and Fall 2015 this semester. Instructors interested in teaching an online or hybrid course should visit the COOL website at http://www.chabotcollege.edu/cool/ for more information.

Volume 22, September 2014

Bb LogoBlackboard Tips

Default Test Feedback Options

Note that there has been a change to the way that exam results are displayed to students. When you deploy a test to students, the default option selected for results and feedback is "score per question," so after students submit their test, students automatically see their total test score and the scores earned for each individual question. To prevent the display of each question, the "Score per question" must be unchecked (be sure to click the Submit button).
score per question
IMPORTANT: Un-checking the "Score per question" does not prevent students from viewing their total score for a test. If you do not want students to see their scores for a particular test, access the Grade Center column's contextual menu for the test and hide the column from students.

Accessibility: Allow Multiple Attempts for one student

If you have a student that is required to get unlimited time or multiple attempts on an exam for accessibility reasons, but you don't allow these options for the entire class, there is now a simple solution. 

Within the Test Options, you will see "Test Availability Exceptions." You can then select a particular student or group, then choose to provide them Multiple Attempts or Unlimited Attempts. You can also set standard options such as a Timer and Force Completion.

Dropping Students? Don't forget to keep their grades!

Keep in mind that once you drop a student (or a student drops) their scores will no longer appear in Blackboard. Therefore, it is important to save a copy of student grades several times throughout the semester.

To download a copy of your Grade Center into Excel, go to the Grade Center (Full Grade Center) and in the top, right corner, click on "Work Offline" and select "Download." On the next page, leave the options to their defaults and click Submit. You will be prompted that the data has been saved. You can then click the "Download" button to choose to Open the file (in Excel) or Save the file.

Note that in the event of an accidental drop, the student's grades and coursework will re-appear in Blackboard once the student is re-enrolled in the course.

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The Online Learning Link is a publication by the Chabot College Online Learning Staff

Minta Winsor, Distance Education Coordinator
Lisa Ulibarri, Instructional Designer/Developer


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