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From Career Services 

Irina Galatskaya, Director of Career Development 
and Internships hosted the Occupational Education 
Advisory Board Meeting on Tuesday, November 12. 
Attendees included industry representatives, faculty, 
staff, administrators and student representatives. 

Benjamin Ortega, Director of Learning Services for 
Acquia in Burlington shared that Acquia was actively 
seeking new employees with a strong interest in 
working with open source information systems. The 
first 12 weeks of employment were spent, with pay, 
in company-provided training. Great opportunity for 
students to explore. 

RCC and our students benefit greatly from the 
involvement of business members and community 
leaders in our Occupational Education Advisory 
Committee. Special thanks to members and key 
industry representatives for their recommendations, 
time and effort in serving on the committee. Their 
input allows RCC to gain vital technical input and 
insight for future program planning purposes. 



The RCC 



Weekly 



November 27, 2013 



Luncheons on Campus 

Senior Luncheon 

On Friday, Nov. 22, over 130 Senior Citizens attend the RLTAC 
Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon. They had a great time eating 
and dancing. It was a great success because of all of the 
volunteers who helped— serving the food, dancing and 
mingling with the Seniors and cleaning up. The organizers 
wish to thank all the staff and students who time out of their 
busy schedules to volunteer. 





SGA Thanksgiving Luncheon 

On Tuesday, November 26, the Student Government 
Association and the Office of Student Life offered a special 
Thanksgiving luncheon for the entire campus with 
turkey and all the fixings. Live entertainment, 
poetry readings, and 
a raffle rounded out 
the lively afternoon. 



See page 3 for 
additional photos 

taken at the 
luncheon events 




Occupational Education Advisory Board members sharing ideas and 
resources in the Great Room 



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The RCC WEEKLY 



RCC is Moving to Moodle 2.6 

Training and Assistance 

The production version of Moodle ( moodle.rcc.mass.edu ) 
will be changed from version 1.9.9 to 2.6 over the winter 
break. For faculty who are comfortable using Moodle 
already, all of the functionality you commonly use is still 
available in 2.6 but the user interface has changed and 
there are a lot of awesome new features available in 
Moodle 2.6 to take advantage of. 

Click here to watch the "What's New in Moodle 2.6" 
video. Academic Technology will offer one hour What's 
New in Moodle 2.6 sessions at 12pm and 1pm in the 

Center of Academic Technology (CAT) 3-207Q. on the 
following days: 

■ Mondays - 12/2, 12/9, 12/16 
■Thursdays -12/5, 12/12 

There will be additional sessions offered on January 16 th , 
17 th , and 21 st . The time and location will be announced 
shortly. 

You may also use the Moodle 2.4* - Instructor Training 
provided by Atomic Learning. To access this training use 
the information below: 

■ URL: http://www.atomiclearning.com 

■ Username: your RCC email address (for example, 

name@rcc.moss.edu ) 
• Password: learn 

Once you are logged into Atomic Learning, search for 
Moodle 2.4 - Instructor Training. You are welcome and 
encouraged to contact Academic Technology staff with 
issues and or questions that require additional 




clarification. 

Faculty who have not used 
Moodle in the past but would 
like to learn Moodle 2.6, 
please see the previously 
announced training sessions 
for Moodle or contact Tom 

Macdonald at x7420 or tmacdonald@rcc.mass.edu to set 
up times to meet. 

* There are only a few new functionality differences 
between 2.4 and 2.6. The new features are highlighted in 
the video. 

Moodle Course Shell Availability 

Moodle 2.6 shells will not be available automatically as 
they were in the past. Faculty are strongly encouraged to 
obtain a "Moodle Basic Level Proficiency" certificate 
before requesting access to course shells. To obtain a 
basic certificate and or request access to your official 
spring 2014 courses please contact Tom Macdonald at 
x7420 or tmacdonald@rcc.mass.edu . If you are unable to 
reach Tom, contact Jenene at x7439 or 
icook@rcc.mass.edu . 

Moving Courses from Moodle 1.9.9 to 2.6 

The Academic Technology staff will backup and restore 
all active courses in Moodle 1.9.9 to version 2.6 over the 
winter break. This will be a significant undertaking so if 
there is a course that you do not need or want brought 
over please let us know ASAP. 

Please contact Jenene at x7439 or icook@rcc.mass.edu . 
with any questions. 



Professional 
Development 

PowerPoint Graphics 

PowerPoint is a robust graphic design program with 
comparable capabilities to expensive programs such as 
Photoshop and Illustrator. This workshop introduces 
participants to PowerPoint tools for editing and creating 
custom images and illustrations as well as working with 
layers. 

WHEN: Wednesday, 12/11, 3-4pm 
WHERE: 3-207Q 



Drop-in Training Sessions 

These sessions are for anyone who wants to drop in to 
learn more about using the technology in our learner- 
centered classrooms. If you want to know the basics, 
learn some more advanced features, or just practice 
using the technology, come on by! 

WHEN: Wed, 12/4, 8-10am/12-2pm 

WHERE: 3-207Q 

Entering Final Grades in MyRCC 

This workshop provides an overview of the college's 
grades policy ad instruction on how to enter final grades 
in MYRCC. Basic navigation and updating your profile will 
also be covered. 

WHEN: 12/16-12/21 

WHERE: 3-207Q 



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RCC Sports on ENN 

BNN will air RCCs 
November 19th 
basketball games vs. 
Massasoit (w) and 
Gateway (m). They will 
also be on demand on 
their website to view 
at any time at 
www.BNNTV.org . 
Please tune in, as both of our teams were 
victorious that evening and the games were very 
exciting! 

RCC women will be playing LaGuardia CC on 
Saturday 11/30 at 1pm at the Reggie Lewis 
Center! 

Please come out to support our student- 
athletes! 




Increasing Diversity 
for Bachelor s 
Prepared Nurses 

RCC is collaborating with 
Partners Health Care (PHS) 
and Brigham and 
Women's Hospital 
Department of Nursing 
(BWHDON) in a unique 
workforce development 
project which will support 
RCC ADN graduates in 
completing their BSN 
degrees. PHS and BWH 
have agreed to provide six 
individual $10,000 
scholarships in this 
innovative scholarship and 
mentoring program. Once students have earned 
the BSN degree, they will be eligible to make the 
transition into BWH clinical practice. 




RCC in the Press 

Jenene Cook and Title III were featured in a recent Press 
Release. Click to read the release 





Hosted by the 

Community 
Service 
Club 



Now through Christmas, 
please bring in a canned 
food and/or non-perishable 
item to donate. 




Save the Date! 

December 12: Holiday Celebration, 
3pm at the Reggie 




Items for "The Weekly" 

If you have something of interest that you would like to share with the college community, 
please submit it to Jacqueline Lynch at jlynchKgrcc.mass.edu 



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