TechEDge eNews Update | 23 March 2017 |
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In Year 5, CCCApply Just Hitting Its Stride
The California Community Colleges (CCC) statewide application suite, known as CCCApply, will mark its fifth anniversary this spring, with nearly 6 million online applications processed since it first went live in 2012.

Near-systemwide adoption of the CCCApply Standard admission application – geared toward U.S.-based applicants – doesn’t mean CCCApply is ready to settle into maintenance mode. In fact, some big developments are in the works...
Seats Filling Fast For CISOA Tech Center Day
Seats have filled for Track 1 of Tech Center Wednesday, but space is still available for Tracks 2 and 3. The FREE half-day event will take place March 29 as part of the last day of the CISOA-3CBG 2017 Conference in Monterey, Calif.
Last Chance To Register For Free Annual Workshop
Seats are still available for the FREE 2017 CCCApply & California Electronic Transcripts Annual Workshop , April 12-13 at Sacramento City College. However, registration will close on Wednesday, March 29, so be sure to reserve your spot.

If you’ve already registered but won’t be able to make it, the CCCApply and eTranscript California steering committees ask that you cancel your registration as soon as possible.

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OEI Updates: Building Our Online Learning Ecosystem

The California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) has been actively engaged with colleagues statewide to expand support for online education in our system, specifically aimed at student completion toward transfer and enhancing access to high quality online learning opportunities.

Accessibil-IT: Automated Accessibility Testing
Last month, we focused on the benefits of manual accessibility testing and why manual tests were more effective in determining the true level of accessibility and usability of a website for individuals with disabilities. While manual accessibility tests provide a more thorough approach, such techniques do not scale across multiple websites and thousands of pages.
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Online Plagiarism Detection Webinar, March 24
Join the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) for a live, interactive webinar to discuss the VeriCite plagiarism detection tool, which is available to all colleges systemwide through the Foundation’s CollegeBuys program.

The webinar will be held on Friday, March, 24, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
OpenDNS Discount Pricing For Colleges
The Foundation for California Community Colleges has negotiated a very aggressive discount on the Cisco Umbrella/OpenDNS solution available through the Foundation’s CDW-G contract (CB-185-15).

Threats from ransomware are increasing and causing our college districts time, money and energy to combat this growing problem. OpenDNS is an effective solution to defend the assets of our system.
PLN Provides Free Access to IT-Certification Preparation Courses
According to the Public Policy Institute of California, the California Community Colleges (CCC) currently offers more online education courses than any other public higher education institution in the nation.

The success in delivering high quality and cost-effective online educational resources is very much dependent upon the ability to provide IT infrastructure, technical support, training and deployment of ...
OTC'17 Sessions and Speaker Lineup Announced
Announcing the full program lineup for the Online Teaching Conference 2017. We've worked hard to bring you the best and brightest in online teaching practices. Come learn about emerging technologies, student success, technical support and more!
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