Kudos to Cassie, Erika, Inshan, and Katrina for learning how to use WC Online and how to make it work for Online Assistance in a short period of time. Online Assistance is a new service the Learning Commons is offering where students can make appointments through WC online to get help with D2L and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. We went live on Tuesday, April 14. Thank you Charlotte and Amanda for the assistance you gave helping us to learn WC Online.
Kudos to Kaleigh for the assistance you are giving the faculty in converting their classes online.
Kudos to Mikha for the improvements to the Kingwood library webpage.
Kudos to Anne for pursuing a solution for giving students online barcodes.
The main items I’m working on (among other tasks and involvement with the various IS services):
As many of you know, I am a caregiver for 2 family members that are in the “increased risk” category for poorer COVID outcomes. So we have been extra vigilant with sanitizing, social distancing, and with an added measure of social media distancing.
We have also been:
On a more personal note, I have also been:
Hope you and yours are finding new routines and treasures during this time of adjustment!
The silver lining to our working from home is having the time to learn new programs and refresh our memory on others. It's been two years since I learned D2L so I renewed my Online Teaching Certification. Turns out that was a good thing since the Spec III's and I are now set up on WC Online to take student appointments for Online Assistance. I'm learning Tech Relay and currently working on a video, "How do I Apply for a Library BarCode". Making a video is much harder than you think! I learned I'm not good at speaking off the cuff and do better when I prepare a script. I could envision the movie clapper after each attempt - Take 1, clap; Take 2, clap;......Take ?, clap. Learning how to use Webex was a joy! It is great to see everyone's face and to be able to converse. Many meetings have taken place via Webex. A couple of meetings were with employees from Choice. Jennifer, Anne, Mikha, and I are working with Choice to create a podcast [Patron Driven] on our Harvey experience. The podcast will be in 5 parts and will be released in June. We've heard the trailer and it is awesome!
Stay safe and healthy,
I’m keeping my brain busy by:
In my off time, I’m:
Things I’m currently working on:
During my free time:
In our weekly meetings, someone might mention a pandemic-induced pet peeve. As we laughed about these quirks, Kaleigh joked that we needed to put it in the room, a nod to George Orwell's 1984 torture room. So we decided that we needed to put these "worst things in the world" into the room and leave it there.
What would you put in the room?
What are you watching these days? Share with us anything that you recommend.
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