REPORT from SFCC Institutional Research
Distance Learning Faculty
During Spring 2008 an email was sent out to the SFCC Faculty asking them to
participate in a brief online survey. The purpose o
f the survey was to get a better understanding
of how the Distance Learning (DL) Office
can serve the SFCC f
aculty. There were 88 responses to
Online Course Management Systems
of the respondents
for at least o
ne of their classes
28% of the respondents use course management systems other than
respondents reported using the following course management systems:
Both Autoweb and
ostly Autoweb at this point since I
haven't had time to take the
CengageNOW (formerly iLrn) (I also
use WebCT Vista and OLS at two
Course Compass provided by the
CourseCompass and MathXL
Compass with MyMathLab
Does Autoweb count?
Glencoe Instructor Management
(Keyboarding software site)
Mastering Physics throught the text
book publisher (addison wesley)
my own blog space on blogger
My own website
on line syllabus
Use a web page to post assignments
of those who use Blackboard
use an additional course management system.
81% of the respondents reported that if there were no additional fees they would use an
online course ma
to enhance their on
Distance Learning Office Services
Most of the SFCC faculty were satisfied with the services
received from the DL Office.
The following chart show
the level of satisfaction with the DL
and the specific
services that have been used by the respondents
Other Services (n=14)
Uploading Course Content
Test Proctoring Service (n=19)
Course Copying Service
Assistance setting up a class
Training provided by the DL
Overall DL Services (n=59)
SFCC Faculty Satifaction with Distance Learning
Office Services, Spring 2008
All respondents were satisfied with the other services provided by the Distance Learning
Office. Respondents identified the o
, all sorts of question help!
Help desk answers
she's always there when I need
yla is the "go to" who always is
courteous, helpful and
understanding. She knows where to
direct you if
she can't solve your
problem. The services would fall
apart without Kyla.
Kyla rocks, she is always available and
is so patient. I don't know what I
would do without her.
one on one help
oring, and other helpful
Sending back tests fo
r me, which is
all were because I
couldn't answer the questions and
Kyla was phenomenal in doing so.
They help our students understand
the mechanics of
oting with student
27% of the respondents reported having used the tutorials provided on the faculty web site;
96% of those respondents reported that the tutorials were helpful.
SFCC faculty suggestions for improving tutorials provided on the
faculty web site were:
Easier to find from Intranet.
More separate links that we can insert into our classes...
No immediate thoughts
Almost half (49%) of the SFCC faculty reported that one on one training that they request as
ks best for them. The following chart shows the type of training that works best for
up at regular
One on one
training that I
requests as I
need it, 49%
Self paced (no
Type of Training that Works Best for SFCC
Faculty, Spring 2008 (n=88)
Additional training that SFCC Faculty are interested in this year:
Any Office 2007 that is beyond the basics.
At this point, a general
overview and then more detail, such as all of the things that the
book can do and how they could be used.
Consider having Jean Kent eLearning & Training (www.jeankent.net/elearning or 206
3902) come and do multiple day training worksh
course design for class interaction and discussion
Course organization and management Resources available to students that can be build
into Bb classes What publishers have to offer in regards to online course materials that
set up groups on
I'd like to use
more to involve my students in their class but I'm not sure how it
fits into my subject area, math.
I can't think of anything
I had some training in Tegrity at SCC, but I could use a refresher.
n't found a way to utilize distance learning techniques in my current classes.
I need access to visual aids: video streaming, pod casting (how do we do this?) I think I had
to miss this training.
I need help setting up multiple
choice tests for online acce
ss and grading.
I need to do more training with
and auto web.
I received an
one session but haven't been able to implement yet. Will
probably need to meet again to get it going. Too busy with curriculum development to use
I think there are a lot of features on
that are not covered in "Dummies" but that
are buried so deep in the tutorial structure that few people access. If we could call an
informal BB club/roundtable with lots of booze and fairly open str
ucture, I think we could
probably learn from each other.
I would like to learn more about all the new resources that are available
I would like to see a set time for intro to online and
so that I can recommend to
Just an all
's how" type for
keep up the good work
Learning new information for
instruction. Possible application of videos clips in
Maybe just getting a "users group" together to ask and answer questions, share tips
maybe seeing ho
w other faculty organize their class; trying to integrate and automate
More information regarding Respondus and Lockdown Browser.
More training is needed for students to feel comfortable with online.
Tips for evalua
ting student work.
video to ppts or on
Training that SFCC Faculty feel they would attend in the future:
Any that fit my schedule
and auto web
how to use the vid
eos etc in my classes. Make them come to more life.
Consider having Jean Kent eLearning & Training (www.jeankent.net/elearning or 206
3902) come and do multiple day training workshops.
Developing and online course.
I'm not sure, but the training times
have not seemed to fit with my schedule. That's why I
thought some type of online training might work better with my schedule.
I don't have the time during the quarter to learn how to use
to the best
advantage. I may go through the online tutor
ials this summer on my own and ask for help if
there is something I don't understand.
I have had some experience with
as a student and as an adjunct instructor at
Whitworth, but time has passed so I am just trying to remember things. It might b
e nice to
see a comparison of what the instructor views and what the student sees.
I need to take a class where I sit and watch you introduce how to use advanced features. I
don't take time on my own.
I would like just more practice sessions as I do enjoy
the information I get, but my time
doesn't always work for them. As another approach, I use the one
one because I know I
will get my individual questions answered.
It feels like my retention rate in online classes is much lower than on ground. What
ategies are helpful in keeping students enrolled?
same as above
Some class about web building
The above. Also, using Adobe products.
Tips for intermediate users.
Training to deal with upgrades and changes of so
ftware or platform
Suggested ways to improve the Distance Learning Office:
up phone calls.
Find new platform
is down frequently.
I have used Bb a great deal at another college. I'd like to use it here as well, but
there's a lot of duplication. For example, there are the class folders and the instructor web
sites where materials can be posted, dropped off, etc. I also don't like the fact that the Bb
grading program will not automatically drop the lowest gra
de in any particular category. I
end up having to use a separate grading program which makes me not want to use the
other features of Bb.
I wish that
ITSELF was a more stable enviro
Just keep doing what you are doing!
Keep Kyla and Rosie.
They are helpful,
Maybe just send out periodic helpful tips. It's hard to find time to attend
, but if a
brief email message came through with a quick idea, or a link to more extensive tutorials,
I might be more able to
access the information.
More interaction/communication with those who teach online.
The Distance Learning office and personnel are wonderful!!
Please continue to inform us if you know that there will be a down time for
blips during test taking and nonservice
Take the past classes off of the list of classes. Think I have at least 25 classes listed. It is
very messy and I wish I knew how to remove these myself. thanks
We need the pencil icon back. I also need to
how to set
with a current
percentage, but to be honest, I haven't tried to look it up in Bb for Dummies yet. It is
probably there. Thanks for the work you do.
When classes are copied
There are a lot of problems when course are copied. It r
a great deal of work on the instructors end to go into each class and sort out the mess
that is created when things are copied, sometimes multiple times as the courses are
sometimes copies more than once. If we could get this figured out it would
save me a lot
of time. Class shells should be able to be copied over without having to go back and
look/fix each folder, assignment, discussion board, etc. as things can be in the wrong
order, discussion boards all copied into one, etc.
You all do a smash
ing good job.
were edited for spelling and grammar.