Director's Note

September 2008

Greetings to everyone new to the e-Notes newsletter, and welcome back to faculty after a long short summer. The startup of fall courses and support calls on the ELC help-line indicate growing interest in e-functions for supporting teaching and learning. As you become more familiar with those functions and possibilities, please do call on us for consultation, training, or help.

Two new initiatives were piloted over the summer and are ready for fall implementation. These are the "grade upload" from Bb Vista directly into People-Soft and the iTunes U podcasting site at itunes.nau.edu; details about both of these are included in this newsletter.

We have some new faces in e-Learning and one recently departed familiar face. Fred Ami, our Administrative Assistant and cheerful face and voice to greet all of you, has moved on to new endeavors in the Office of the VP for Research. We appreciate all the work he did and the positive way he reperesented e-Learning. We welcome our newest staff: Lynn Lesko, Tracie Hansen, and Melissa White.