Welcome Back SSM!

5 Tips for Starting your Semester

1. Don't Forget About Your Instructional Technologist!

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2. Prepare your courses in OAKS

Rolling Course Content From One Course To Another

Don't forget you can roll over an old OAKS course into a course in the new semester so you don't have to rebuild your courses from scratch. A tutorial is available on the OAKS blog, or via direct link: http://goo.gl/Nwuh4

Crosslisting OAKS Courses

Crosslisting allows you to combine two or more OAKS classes into one so that you only have to post material once. This is fantastic for those of you teaching multiple sections of the same course. IMPORTANT: You need to crosslist BEFORE your students contribute to the course as all student work and grades will be lost during the crosslisting. It is recommended that you crosslist BEFORE you put any content in the course as well. To request a crosslisting, complete the Request to Crosslist form available on the OAKS Homepage in the OAKS Requests widget. Allow 3 business days for completion.

Fake Student

If you want a fake student in your OAKS classes you should request it soon. A fake student allows you to take quizzes/tests, submit assignments and see the gradebook exactly how the students do. You can request a Fake Student by completing the Request a User be added to your OAKS course form available on the OAKS Homepage in the OAKS Requests widget. Allow 3 business days for completion.

3. Peruse the August NEWSLETTER for ideas

Topics for this month include:

  • Getting Your Semester Started in OAKS
  • New TLT Checkout Equipment
  • iPad and vText
  • Problem-Based Learning in the Classroom
    And much more!

Click HERE to access the PDF of the newsletter.

4. Check out TLT SERVICES to discover ways we can help you

Training Calendar

Click HERE to see the PDF version of the TRAINING CALENDAR.

Click HERE to see a list of all of our scheduled trainings.


IT Support Services has been busy refreshing classrooms and adding new equipment. Specifically, Maybank 100 has been upgraded. We also have new classrooms at Harbor Walk.

I will be hosting a number of classroom demonstrations during the week of August 11 at Harbor Walk. Please contact me if you are interested in attending a training session, and I can provide you with more information.

Keep in touch!

Be on the lookout for an Open House announcement from TLT! Stop by JC Long to see the resources we have to help you with teaching and research.