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 10.6.11 update for March 2017
The March 2017 updates are coming. There's a few small things coming worth mentioning though. Posted February 21, 2017
icon continuous delivery D2L CD update 10.6.10 for February 2017
The February CD update (v10.6.10) is relatively light, but has a nice update to the equation/html editor. Posted February 16, 2017
Pulse screen capture Make your class activities Pulse friendly
You can make some small changes in your online class to make it more mobile-friendly Posted February 13, 2017
Using the Pulse mobile app for your online classes
D2L has a student-focused mobile app that can help you keep track of what is happening in your online class. Posted February 12, 2017
icon continuous delivery D2L CD update 10.6.9 for January 2017
A few cool updates coming in the January 2017 CD update Posted January 25, 2017
Announcing Gear Up media sessions Announcing Gear Up media sessions
Learn new media tools and get free gear for online instructors Posted January 20, 2017
A computer screen with the word feedback on it Spring 2016 online student survey results
The online student survey results show student expectations about their online class experience. Posted January 17, 2017
Google Drive integration
Submit work from Google Drive directly in D2L Brightspace Posted December 23, 2016
icon continuous delivery D2L CD update 10.6.8 for December 2016
The December 2016 Continuous Delivery update has a number of feature that might interest instructors. Posted December 20, 2016
icon continuous delivery D2L CD update 10.6.7 for November 2016 1
The November update includes a few change related to rubrics, intelligent agents, the HTML editor, and the quiz tool Posted November 25, 2016