Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Andy Freed

Contact info: afreed@pcc.edu

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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.

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icon continuous delivery D2L CD update 10.6.5 for September 2016
CD update 10.6.5 adds quiz export and audio/video feedback options. Posted September 19, 2016
D2L Tool name changes for fall
Some tools in D2L will be getting a name change for fall term. Posted September 4, 2016
icon continuous delivery D2L CD update 10.6.4 for August 2016
The August CD update is mostly hidden, but there are some cool updates to the Intelligent Agent tool. Posted August 23, 2016
6 staff celebrating a work anniversary 2016 Service Award Recipients
Six Distance Ed. staff celebrate 82 years of service to PCC. Posted August 2, 2016
icon continuous delivery D2L CD update 10.6.3 for July 2016
This month's update includes some discussion updates and some things that won't hit production until a little later. Posted July 27, 2016
Export the quiz log from the Grade area Mining quiz logs for suspicious behavior 1
Explore the quiz event log to find suspicious activity. Posted July 25, 2016
Course Access History update Course Access History update
A new feature in D2L Brightspace allows you to see how often your students are specifically accessing your course, not just D2L. Posted July 5, 2016
icon continuous delivery D2L CD update 10.6.2 for June 2016
Updates for June include improvements to grading from rubrics, group tools, and assignment grader functionality. Posted June 8, 2016
50th anniversary logo for Disability Services OER Accessibility
OER could be the best opportunity to address inclusive design and accessible content selection from the beginning rather than relying on the accommodation process, which excludes students and has an unmeasurable effect upon success and completion. Posted May 31, 2016
Connect with your students, even if they are bears Try Collaborate Ultra a better online rooms experience 4
The new version of Collaborate greatly reduces the complexity in offering online office hours and group work. Posted May 16, 2016