Blackboard 9.1 Training

Blackboard 9.1 is very different from the previous version. Training is strongly recommended - and easy!
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Volunteers needed for Central District Science Day

graphicColumbus State will host the Ohio Academy of Sciences Central District Science Day on Saturday, March 19.
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Previous Stories:

March 3, 2011

VP Candidate forums

Inauguration Week

Kendrick named SEOM

Distinguished Teaching Award finalists

S.M.U.G. meeting

Weekly security tip

Create a Culture of Excellence

Kelly Shelton scholarship fund

AD Fed Columbus seminar

FirstTee Mental and Physical Conditioning workshop

February 28, 2011

Second VP candidate visits

Author Vanzant to sign books

Blackboard 9.1 training

Fee waiver deadline

LaMar-Nikoli elected to board

Thurber House writing camp

February 24, 2011

2nd VP candidate to visit

Ready for Blackboard 9.1?

Woodwinds to perform

Theatre Columbus State stages "Dead Man's Cell Phone"

Woodson appointed to board

Jacobs retires

February 22, 2011

Candidate forums today

Chorus to perform March 6

Gospel Ensemble to perform March 11

Women's self-defense class

Sustainability speaker rescheduled

Professional developmennt opportunities

February 17, 2011

Senior VP candidate forums

Nursing Dept. hosts conference

"Teaching with the iPad"

Financial Wellness seminar Feb. 23

February 14, 2011

Students sign pledge

PERFORMs Learning Community

Eating disorders discussion

Columbus State saves a forest

Iron Mountain shredding benefits

Faculty book discussion

Aviation Maintenance scholars

This week at Columbus State
Monday March 7

Inaugural Week, March 7-11

Senior VP candidate forums, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Faculty Forum, WD 409;
3-4 p.m., Open Campus Forum, WD 409

Tuesday March 8
Wednesday March 9
Thursday March 10
Friday March 11

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Christopher's Menu for Thursday, March 10.

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March 7, 2011

Dr. Stephanie Davidson


Third candidate for Sr. VP for Academic Affairs, Dr. Stephanie Davidson, is on campus today and tomorrow.  See the schedule here. Please fill out the Feedback Form, found online on the candidate site, after attending a forum.



Spring is coming – bike to campus!

Spring is around the corner, gas prices are going up, and parking can be hard to find. Sounds like a good time to start bicycling!

If you want to join Columbus State employees and students in biking for commuting, errands, fitness and fun, join the Cougar Cranks for a planning meeting March 15 at 10 a.m.. The location is to be determined so register your interest here to receive a follow-up email with room number and additional information.

Columbus State is a charter member of 2by2012, a regional initiative of more than 75 organizations committed to encouraging employees, clients and customers to bike two errands or commutes a month by the City Bicentennial in 2012. Learn about upcoming educational events, rides and bike partnerships with our Discovery District neighbors. For more information contact Rich James.









Seminars from ITDL:

Making Classroom Technology Accessible for Students with Disabilities

How can you customize a student's learning experience to account for physical and learning disabilities? See demos of accessibility-specific apps on the iPad and other Apple products that have incorporated dozens of assistive technologies - many of which you won't find in other operating systems at any price.

When: Friday, March 11 (11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) - Register
Where: Innovation Center CT107
Presented by: Apple Computer

Learn Blackboard 9.1 in the comfort of your own home

You don't need to register, just log on and take the self-paced online training:

B9 050: Transition from Blackboard 7.3 to Blackboard 9.1 
Take the self-paced online Blackboard 9 transition course - this course is for people who already know how to use Blackboard and want to be caught up on the basics of Blackboard 9.

BB9 060 Transition to the Blackboard 9.1 Grade Center
Take this Grade Center transition course online! - this course is for people who already know how to use the Blackboard 7.3 grade book and want to be caught up on how the Blackboard 9.1 Grade Center works.


Employee Service Awards to be awarded at Spring In-Service Day!

award pinThis year's Service Awards recognition will be held during the Spring In-Service day program, April 22.

A list of those employees eligible for Service Awards this year is now available on the Human Resources home page under “HR Updates.”  You will find a list for full-time employees and part-time employees eligible for an award for their service through December 31, 2010. Please review the Employee Service Awards list and email any corrections or questions you may have to
HR reviewed previous years of service to calculate number of pays and reviewed past service award listings.  For an employee to be eligible for an award, the following criteria must be met:  

  • Employee must be consistently employed with the College;  

  • No more than a 30-day break in service;  

  • The employee has received 120 or more pays;  

  • The employee must be currently employed and working for the College;  and  

  • Last pay date considered was December 31, 2010.


Weekly Security Tip:

Don’t share your password
According to Policy 15-01, section F(2), "Accounts and passwords may not, under any circumstances, be shared with, or used by, persons other than those to whom they have been assigned by the college."  

Colleague, specifically, contains personally identifiable information.  If you share your Colleague user name and password or log in for someone so they can use your Colleague access, you may be allowing others to see sensitive information where they may not normally if logged in as themselves.   If you have any questions, please call Rob Clifford at ext. 3686.