Summer 2008 Issue

Faculty E-News

OSU Ecampus eFaculty News
"Your Electronic Link to Teaching at a Distance"

Published by: OSU Extended Campus
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon; Summer 2008 Issue

July 16, 2008

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Welcome to the summer edition of Ecampus eFaculty News. Feel free to Contact Us if you have questions about any of our services.

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Lisa TempletonGrowth in Online Learning

With online learning on the rise throughout the country, Ecampus Interim Executive Director and Director of Marketing & Communications Lisa Templeton presents the data showing our significant enrollment increases since 2000 and shares the latest national trends. Read Lisa's message.


Kevin AhernA Word From Our Featured Instructor

Kevin Ahern, senior instructor of biochemistry and biophysics, shares his journey from skepticism to surprises while teaching Ecampus online courses. Read Kevin's story.




SMARTHINKING Provides Help for Students

Did you know Ecampus provides online tutoring for all students? Find out how you and your students can take advantage of this convenient service. View more info.



Karen WatteLooking for Blackboard Help?

New to Ecampus, Training Specialist Karen Watte is your Blackboard (Bb) Learning Portal System resource. Karen has just launched the OSU Blackboard Faculty Manual online to provide quick references for frequently asked Blackboard questions.  Meet Karen.



Bob EhrhartA Look at Our Spring Faculty Forum

Over 80 OSU faculty and staff attended our Spring Faculty Forum in May and learned first-hand what it is like to teach online from our valuable Ecampus instructors. Read about the event.



Fall TermGear Up for Fall Term

It's never too early to start thinking ahead to fall term. Read our prep tips and make your back-to-school transition as smooth as possible. View our reminders.



The Valley LibraryOSU Libraries Launches New Catalog

The Orbis Cascade Alliance, the resource-sharing consortium of which OSU Libraries is a part, will launch WorldCat Navigator in the fall. Replacing the current Summit union catalog, WorldCat Navigator will be able to locate and request materials from OSU Libraries, other academic libraries in the Northwest, and libraries around the world. Read the news release.


BlackboardEasy Exam Posting

View our helpful hints on submitting your exams through Blackboard. We hope to help you make exam delivery a stress-free experience. Check out the tips.



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