Filtered by Technology

Would you use a bookable lab?

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona With the addition of Building 4 and the reduced scheduling pressure on some of our classrooms, the deans and I have been exploring the possibility of converting one of our classrooms to a “bookable” computer lab. What we envision is a lab that […]

Featured Colleague – Alex Larzabal

By Stephanie McMillen Alejandro “Alex” Larzabal, information technology director of enterprise application services, is a great example of someone who has achieved his career goals through hard work and education. Skilled in many computer programming languages and databases, for the last seven years, Alex’s career at Valencia has transformed from being a work-study student, to […]

May 2013 OIT Tips

OIT Backup Procedures & Guidelines The Office of Information Technology (OIT) offers redundant and secure network storage to each faculty and staff member of the college. This location is identified as the I: Drive in Windows Explorer. Files that need to be backed up should be stored in this location or within a shared departmental […]

Celebrating Life: Dodie Dingley

On Sunday, April 21, 2013 Dodie Dingley, age 64, passed away in her home in Ocoee, Florida. “For those who may not know all the details of Dodie’s long career with Valencia, she was hired into the Bookstore in February of 1985,” shared Bill White, chief information officer. “She eventually transferred over to the Office […]

Online Courses – Review and Evaluation

A special message from Dr. Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President Dear Valencia Community, Beginning next week, Valencia is launching a thorough review of our online course offerings, and would like to invite you to participate in this process. As you may know, online course offerings continue to rise in higher education throughout the nation, as […]

New Atlas Registration Feature for Students

Effective Monday, March 18, 2013, Valencia implemented a new directory information update and emergency contact process for students. The first time a student signs in to register for classes each term, they will now be asked to update their emergency contact information and directory information (address and telephone numbers). This will help ensure that the […]

Humanities Speaker Series Presents Tiffany Shlain

Have you ever faked a restroom trip to check your email? Ever become so overwhelmed that you just unplugged from it all? On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, the Humanities Speaker Series, sponsored by student development, is hosting Tiffany Shlain at 1:00 p.m. in the East Campus Performing Arts Center (PAC). Tiffany Shlain helps audiences discover […]

Mobile Apps Help Track Wellness Progress

With the multitude of tips, tools and resources available on how to best develop healthy habits and track your decisions, it is easy to be unsure of where to start. Whether your goal is to monitor your eating, log how much time you spent at the gym or track your progress toward quitting smoking, there […]

Building 4 Spotlight: Testing and Assessment Center

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona Located in 4-248, Osceola’s new Testing and Assessment Center houses two large testing rooms that provide 100 seats for electronic and paper-based testing. The new facility, which will be jointly used with UCF, provides space for current students to make up exams and […]

Matt Messenger Nominated for Digital Media Award

Last fall Matt Messenger, program director of digital media, was nominated for the Suncoast Emmy Award for a promotional film that he produced, shot and edited.  Matt created the video in his digital media projects course with the help of three of his students. “This was a great segment that helped tell the story of […]