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Customer Spotlight: E-Learning at Blue Ridge CTC

The E-Learning department at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College hosted its tenth successful Welcome Back Week in January 2020. The department’s e-learning support awareness program was started in the fall of 2016 to educate students about the support options for Blackboard and online learning while on campus. During the first week of classes each semester, E-Learning sets up a table in the café area on campus to serve as a one-stop shop for login assistance and Blackboard support. In addition to offering on-demand support at a convenient location for students, E-Learning chooses a campaign theme for each Welcome Back…

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Ellucian removes the SOC worksheet, from its latest version of DegreeWorks

Remember SOC Worksheet? Ellucian has quietly removed the SOC (Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges) worksheet from DegreeWorks 5.0.3, which was released on December 20th. While DegreeWorks 5.0.3 contains a slew of enhancements and redesigns it also marks the end to several features.  In this announcement we take a look at those obsolete features. Stay tuned for more details about 5.0.3 as we prepare to upgrade our DegreeWorks hosted institutions in 2020. It’s the beginning of the end for these DegreeWorks features: With 5.0.3 Ellucian has dropped support for the following:   SOC WorksheetThe Department of Defense (DoD) announced the sunset of the Servicemembers…

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Customer Spotlight: Quality Matters at Glenville State College

As part of spring prep week 2020, Glenville State College offered a face-to-face “Applying the Quality Matters Rubric” course.  Prior to the start of each semester, Glenville State College offers a prep week to ready and inspire its faculty. This was Glenville’s first time hosting a face-to-face Quality Matters (QM) workshop.  Dr. Roxann Humbert facilitated the four hour course.  Since joining in the summer of 2017, Glenville has embraced QM with over 60 percent of faculty completing a workshop.  The workshop generated positive feedback from faculty.  They felt Dr. Humbert was an excellent and very knowledgeable facilitator.  They enjoyed the…

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WVNET Accomplishments for 2019

2019 was another year of restructuring, staff retiring and some employees moving on to the next adventure in their lives. But we still came out on top with 10 new employees to joining the WVNET team. Also, WVNET will be celebrating 45 years of service in 2020. Check out our blog for some history on WVNET throughout the years.

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Bridge Valley Community College Leading the Way

When you think about innovative virtual international collaboration, one would not first think a small community college in West Virginia would be a major player. Since August 2019 Bridge Valley Community College in South Charleston and Montgomery has actively integrating virtual and cultural learners from all over the globe by utilizing Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL). COIL is a relativity new pedagogical model that unites classrooms across geographical borders to form a virtual exchange program. Faculty teams up with faculty from various institutions around the globe to give students a multicultural classroom experience. Not only is it a multicultural experience,…

WVNET Welcomes New Director, Dr. Carl Powell

We are pleased to announce Dr. Carl Powell has embarked on his tenure as the 10th Director of the West Virginia Network. Dr. Powell comes to us with an extensive background in IT and Higher Education.  Please join us in welcoming Dr. Powell to West Virginia and the WVNET team.

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