West Texas A&M University

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What's Happening?

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  • Blackboard Learn – The current Angel Learning Management agreement with Blackboard is valid until July 31, 2015 and continued support for the Angel platform is nearing end of life/support. The migration to Blackboard Learn will take approximately two years to fully implement. A pilot will be launched in the fall of 2014.
     
  • Microsoft IT academy launches this year and will provide students, faculty, and staff with digital curriculum and certifications for fundamental technology skills, as well as courses critical for students to be successful in today’s technologically evolving world.
  • Colleague Student Planning – An initiative to improve four and six year graduation rates, Colleague Student Planning is a web-based, self-service tool that helps students and institutions map and track course offerings to help them graduate in a timely fashion. Colleague Student Planning provides full integration to Colleague through pre-loaded degree plans that help students better understand pre-requisites, course sequencing, and degree plans that help students understand which courses are required as well as when they should be taken.

A. Degree Planning – Preload degree plans. Forecast demand for seats and instructors.
B. Scheduling – Identify conflicts, interactive scheduling, and collaboration with advisors electronically.
C. Advising – Provides for quick approvals to advisees and provides accurate monitoring of degree progress.
D. Registration – Enforce policies through existing Colleague rules and add, drop, or waitlist based on policy.

  • Lecture Capture - Lecture capture provides a bridge between the learning experience in the classroom and WTClass, the online course management system. Lecture capture is a technology that allows instructors to record their voice and video presence along with what is being displayed on the computer screen or other device in the classroom. This often means capturing class lecture along with the slides, websites, videos, document camera or other media being presented with the lecture. Some additional uses of lecture capture technology are: to provide material in advance of lectures, to facilitate guest speakers whose schedules do not allow them to attend during class time, to provide students with rich feedback about their assignments and papers, and to record individual/small group student presentations.

Building

Room Number

Lecture Capture Expansion

ANS

101

ANS

103

CC

201

CC

225

CC

219

CC

217

CC

309

CC

401

CC

412

ECS

109

FAC

127

FAC

176

MMNH

189

NURS

119

NURS

173

OM

203

OM

204

OM

206

OM

219

VHAC

207

VHAC

208