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 10.6.2 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
A sample listing of content from the course cartridge. Virtual Backpack now available with CC-By License
You can now access the PCC Virtual Backpack as a common cartridge download to adapt within your own LMS. Posted May 10, 2016
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The updates in 10.6.1 are much better than the boring ones from April. Check out the discussion rubric score update. Posted May 10, 2016
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
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Highlights from March's 10.5.7 Continuous Delivery update Posted March 8, 2016
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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
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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
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Updates for faculty on the D2L Continuous Delivery update for February 2016 Posted February 12, 2016