Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Andy Freed

Contact info: afreed@pcc.edu

More about Andy Freed

Andy Freed

I'm the Manager of Technology and Support in the Distance Education department, where I oversee our infrastructure, technical support, and online student services group. I've been with the College since 2001 and have worked in several positions, from technical support to, well, more complicated and fancier technical support. I believe that technology can help remove barriers so that our students can attain their educational goals. I also believe that technology can become that barrier if not well considered, well implemented, and well supported. Our Distance Education department supports students from all over the Portland Metro region and far beyond. One of my goals is to provide, at a minimum, equivalent access to education for students through creative solutions, dedicated staff, and collaborative efforts with the College at large. Check out my video introduction, and please contact me if you have any questions about Distance Ed, our services, our technology, or if you're having problems.

Articles (44):

icon continuous delivery D2L CD update 10.6 for April 2016
Nothing exciting to report in the April CD update to D2L. Posted April 21, 2016
icon continuous delivery D2L CD update 10.5.7 for March 2016 1
Highlights from March's 10.5.7 Continuous Delivery update Posted March 8, 2016
action menu for agent New, more powerful Release Conditions 4
The latest update from D2L includes some vast improvements to the way the Intelligent Agent and Release Conditions tools work. Here is a practical example of using the 'Has Not' logic in the tool to notify students who have not viewed the syllabus yet. Posted March 7, 2016
pie chart of now show users. No Show survey results 8
In mid-Janury 2016, the Distance Learning Advisory Council (DLAC) sent out a survey to all instructors teaching at least one […] Posted February 17, 2016
icon continuous delivery D2L CD update 10.5.6 for February 2016 1
Updates for faculty on the D2L Continuous Delivery update for February 2016 Posted February 12, 2016
icon continuous delivery Special Access bug in D2L 10.5.5
Update on a bug affecting D2L 10.5.5 (December release) and Special Access in quizzes. Posted January 27, 2016
icon OER thumbs up Adopt OER, save students money 4
PCC faculty are already saving students $90k/term by using OER content. OER works very well in online classes. Posted January 19, 2016
icon continuous delivery D2L CD update for January canceled
There is no Continuous Delivery update for January 2016. Posted January 19, 2016
Screenshot of the new pulse app. D2L 10.5.4 Update coming on December 16th, 2015
PCC is upgrading D2L to version 10.5.4 on December 16th. Here are a few updates that students may be interested in. Posted December 1, 2015
results from Start Guide viewed on a tablet Initial results from the Start Guide for Online Learning
The results from the first term of Start Guide for Online Learning is in and the results are good. Posted November 2, 2015