Andy Freed

Contact info: afreed@pcc.edu

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Andy Freed

I'm the Manager of Online Learning Technology & Student Success in Online Learning, where I oversee our infrastructure, technical support, and online student services teams. I've been with the College since 2001 and have worked in several positions, from technical support to, well, more complicated and fancier problem solving. 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 (107):

Stacie Williams Throw your students a lifeline 12
Stacie Williams shares some techniques she uses to "throw students a lifeline" and engage students before they get too far off track. Posted December 3, 2018
Select Chemistry equation as an option D2L Brightspace 10.8.5 updates for September 2018
Feature updates from August and September releases. Posted September 12, 2018
The Proctorio webcam logo Online Learning is piloting proctoring software
Online Learning is piloting virtual proctoring software with Chemistry faculty this summer (and fall) to evaluate its efficacy. Posted August 7, 2018
icon continuous delivery D2L Brightspace 10.8.2 updates for June 2018
Lots of updates to the June release that faculty will probably enjoy. Posted June 13, 2018
icon continuous delivery D2L CD 10.8.1 update for May 2018
A few updates in the 10.8.1 release that goes live on May 25, 2018. Posted May 25, 2018
A graph showing increasing usage Check out your content usage 3
Learn how to get a sense of how engaged your students are with your course content. Posted May 14, 2018
bulk edit your dates Meet the updated Manage Dates tool 7
Learn more about the powerful Manage Dates tool and new features. Posted April 23, 2018
icon continuous delivery D2L CD 10.8 update for April 2018
Continuous Delivery updates for April, 2018. Posted April 20, 2018
embed code icon Breaking up boring content and testing knowledge with Quizlets! 4
CAS faculty Ron Bekey shares how he uses quizlets to embed quick checks in to course content. Posted April 9, 2018
Metal vocalist Gene Summers sings into a microhone. Announcing Darkspace for Spring 2018 4
The latest facelift for D2L, Darkspace, is the most metal LMS ever. Posted April 1, 2018