Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Instructional Technology Specialists

There is an Instructional Technology Specialist for each campus. Drop by and see them or make an appointment by clicking on their appointment calendar. Please allow 24 hours in advance to schedule an appointment. Contact us to schedule one-on-one or group session.

Instructional Technology Specialists drop-in hours
Campus IT Specialist Office Phone Appointments
Cascade Michael Moss CA TH 203 971-722-5198 Make an Appointment at Cascade
Sylvania Melany Budiman SY LIB 208 971-722-4459 Make an Appointment at Sylvania
Rock Creek Rondi Schei RC TLC 7/117 971-722-7265 Make an Appointment at Rock Creek
Southeast Andre Temkin SE Mt. Tabor 113 971-722-6130 Make an Appointment at Southeast

Faculty Workshops

Session Descriptions

D2L Brightspace Overview (1.5 hours)

See dates and register for D2L Overview session.

The Overview Workshop is for instructors who would like an overview of the basics and how you could use D2L Brightspace, an online tool that can be used to post class materials, have students interact online, offer online quizzes, track grades, and more. These sessions listed below are scheduled for 1.5-hours where you will learn an overview of the basics and explore what Brightspace can do for you.

D2L Brightspace Assignments-Discussions Session (1.5 hours)

See dates and register for D2L Assignments-Discussions session.

For instructors who would like to use the Assignments tool for students to submit their assignments so they don't clutter your email and use Discussions area as a way for students to collaborate outside of classroom.

D2L Brightspace Quizzes Session (1 hour)

See dates and register for D2L Quizzes session.

For instructors who would like to utilize the quizzes functionality in the Learning Management System, D2L Brightspace. You can free up some class time for other things in class by posting your quizzes in Brightspace.

D2L Brightspace Gradebook Session (1 hour)

See dates and register for D2L Gradebook session.

The Grades Overview Workshop is for instructors who would like to utilize the gradebook functionality in the Learning Management System, D2L Brightspace. Your students can track their grades anytime as soon as you post them, protect their privacy and save paper from printing out their grades.

Collaborate Overview Session (1.5 hours)

See dates for Collaborate Overview session.

For instructors or staff who would like to use a Web conferencing system, Collaborate for online collaboration, meetings, discussion, and desktop sharing.

How to Make Your Documents Accessible (90 minutes)

See dates and register for How to Make Your Documents Accessible session.

This training will teach you how to make your D2L web pages, PDFs, Microsoft Word documents and PowerPoint accessible. (contact Karen Sorensen for more info).

Online Instructor Orientation

This training is available by invitation only. Those interested in teaching online should start the discussion with their department chair or dean. The dean or chair is responsible for submitting a “course request” in order to initiate the process. (contact Dennis Hitchcox for more info).

Gear up Media Sessions (30min)

Gear Up: Audio/video tools in D2L Brightspace

Description: Using video note to create short videos and using audio/video inside Discussions and Assignments tool in Brightspace. These recordings are meant to be for single-term use because they are only stored for a limited amount of time.

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Gear Up: Office Mix Intro

Description: Want a simple way to add audio and/or video?  Office Mix is a free PowerPoint add-in for Windows users that allows you to easily add audio and webcam video to presentation slides and then publish it to video. This is a great alternative to learning complex recording software and you can insert quiz questions if you like!

We have limited seats for this session, so bring your Windows laptop and we can help you set it up.

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Gear Up: VoiceThread

Description: VoiceThread is a voice collaboration tool within the D2L system. You can create, upload, and share media presentation, documents, images, audio, and video. You can also leave comments using microphone, webcam, text, phone, or audio-file upload. You can keep a VoiceThread private used as individual assignment or share it with the class.

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