Customer Spotlight: WVROCKS

The Fall 2020 semester marks West Virginia’s Remote Online Collaborative Knowledge System (WVROCKS) ninth year of service to institutions of higher education in the State. The WVROCKS portal delivers quality online courses to Regents Bachelor of Arts (RBA) and Board of Governor’s (BOG) degree students from eight different institutions: Bluefield State College, Concord University, Fairmont State University, Marshall University, Shepherd University, BridgeValley Community & Technical College, Southern Community & Technical College, and West Virginia Northern Community & Technical College. Their winning formula of accelerated, affordable, and accessible courses covering a range of subjects from the humanities to mathematics and sciences…

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Customer Spotlight: First2 Network

First2 Network (First2) is an expanding group of people and organizations across West Virginia that seek to improve Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) persistence among rural, first-generation, and other underrepresented STEM students. As many as 7 in 10 first-generation students leave a STEM major within two years. First2 is working to change that. What started out as a pilot project in 2016 to provide rising college freshmen with early exposure to STEM research, has turned into a National Science Foundation (NSF) Inclusion Across Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES) grant funded initiative. In September…

WVNET announces Professional Development Week July 13-17

WVNET is excited to launch our new Teaching and Learning Commons— a re-envisioning of how we deliver IT services, expertise and support to the state of West Virginia. Formerly titled the “Distance Learning and Educational Services Division,” the Teaching and Learning Commons is still offering all of the services and support it has always provided; however, we are adding to these services a focus on structured Professional Development. To kick off the launch of our Teaching and Learning Commons, we will be offering Professional Development Week in July. Professional Development Week will be a series of workshops, webinars, vendor presentations…

County Commission President Ed Hawkins talks with cooks and manager about the new equipment they got form funding form commission in photo left to right is Hawkins, Mary K. Layman, Kitchen food, Megan McDonald, Assistand Cook, Patricia Costello, Head Cook, Joy Thomas , Special Meals and Sara Bishop, manager Meals on Wheels.

Customer Spotlight: Morgantown Area Meals on Wheels

The service that the Morgantown Area Meals on Wheels provides is vitally important year-round, but especially during this period of social distancing. Their network of volunteers prepares and delivers an average of 115 fresh and healthy meals each day to clients throughout Morgantown and the organization has experienced an increase in meal requests due to Covid-19. Thankfully they have had 20 new volunteers  help out with the daily deliveries. In addition, a number of community partners have stepped forward with donations of food and funding.  “The new volunteers have been a blessing, as many of our regular volunteers fall in the more vulnerable…

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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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