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California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeWith development of a statewide Common Assessment System underway, California Community Colleges (CCC) personnel are invited to take part in the effort by providing feedback on progress to date at regular intervals.

CCCTechnology.infoThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Technology Center has launched CCCTechnology.info, a self-service help site it hopes will become a technical support “community” for college staff using systemwide technology products.

California Community Colleges Information Security CenterCollege technology budgets don’t always have room for purchasing expensive information security systems, but it’s not necessary to spend a lot to secure your network, according to security experts in the California Community Colleges (CCC).

InCommon Certificate Service logoInternet2’s InCommon organization has released a price list for security certificate services being offered at reduced cost to all California Community Colleges (CCC) entities that choose to join the InCommon Federation.

Foundation for California Community CollegesThe Foundation for California Community Colleges has secured agreements with three resellers of Cisco products that will allow individual colleges and districts to purchase networking equipment at discounts of more than half off the list price.

California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeWith ACT planning to discontinue its Compass assessment test in fall of 2016, the California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) is trying to identify how colleges are using the test in order to mitigate the impact.

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeThe signing of a contract with Instructure for the use of Canvas as a common course management system (CCMS) marks a key milestone for the California Community Colleges (CCC) in its journey to create statewide excellence in online learning.

California Community Colleges Education Planning InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) continues to move forward with the numerous development and pilot projects the team is currently working on through the hot summer months.

PPIC Report: CCC Online Education Initiative On the Right TrackIn a new report that examines the factors contributing to students’ success in online courses, the Online Education Initiative (OEI) received a passing grade for taking the right steps to improve online learning in California’s community colleges.

California Community Colleges Education Planning InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) has launched two requests for proposal (RFP) for a Student Online Orientation Tool and a Self-Assessment & Career Exploration Tool.

InCommon Single Sign-On TechnologyCalifornia’s community colleges can get free membership to the InCommon Federation, a program that allows users to access on-campus, off-campus and cloud resources with the convenience of a secure, single sign-on.

Redesigned CVC website focuses on ADT courses.

California community college students looking to earn transferable credits online will have an easier time finding the courses they need for a degree through the California Virtual Campus (CVC) catalog.

eTranscript CaliforniaFunds are still available to community colleges planning to subscribe to eTranscript California, although time is running out to apply for the one-time mini grants. The application deadline is June 30.

CCC Information Security Workshop July 15, 2015

Seats are still available for the California Community Colleges (CCC) Information Security Workshop being held July 15, 2015, at Mt. San Antonio College.

Open to all IT professionals systemwide, the one-day workshop will feature insightful presentations by CCC IT faculty and staff as well as

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WCET logoProfessionals new to managing the state authorization of distance education at their colleges are invited to attend a workshop designed to help navigate the intricacies of state regulations and federal updates.

California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeExciting things are happening with the California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI). The custom assessment platform is in development and test item piloting will start this summer.

California Community Colleges Online Education InitiativeThe Online Education Initiative (OEI) and Instructure Inc. are nearing completion of the contract negotiations and development process to make Canvas the common course management system for the California Community Colleges (CCC).

Education Planning Initiative pilot preparations at Victor Valley College, May 27, 2015Graduation ceremonies have come to a close, the Spring 2015 term is over and summer is upon us, but it’s all hands on deck for the California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) and we look forward to a productive summer.

California Community Colleges Education Planning InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Education Planning Initiative (EPI) has been busily smoothing the runway for pilot colleges. Pilots are set to start in June at City College of San Francisco, with Los Medanos College and Fresno City College to follow.

Single Sign-On Through InCommonCentralized access to technology applications that can better guide students to the support services they need to reach their educational goals is seen as fundamental to student success in the California Community Colleges (CCC).

California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeAfter an extensive Request for Proposal process, Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) pilot colleges and stakeholders voted to create a brand new assessment system that will be owned by and customized for the California Community Colleges (CCC).

Foundation for California Community CollegesThe Foundation for California Community Colleges, through its CollegeBuys program, continues to support California’s 112 community colleges through technology-focused purchasing agreements, in partnership with community college districts and the Systemwide Architecture Committee.

Online Teaching Conference, June18-19, 2015, in San Diego, CAThere’s still time to reserve your spot at the Online Teaching Conference 2015 (OTC15), being held June 18 and 19 at the San Diego Convention Center. But don’t delay: The special OTC hotel rate ends June 1.

California Community Colleges Common Assessment InitiativeThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Common Assessment Initiative (CAI) invites feedback on assessment competency maps that will serve as the basis for creation of item content for a common assessment system, known as CCCAssess.

CCC Education Planning Initiative team presents at CACCRAO 2015 Annual ConferenceThe Education Planning Initiative (EPI) is creating structured pathways for California Community Colleges (CCC) students and redesigning how students, staff and faculty will interact with each other through intuitive communication tools.

California Community Colleges Information Security CenterThe California Community Colleges (CCC) Information Security Center is hosting a one-day workshop for information technology professionals on July 15, 2015, at Mt. San Antonio College, Building 10, Founders Hall.

Ed Tech Developer's Guide, U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational TechnologyA first-ever developer’s guide has been released by the U.S. Department of Education to provide a resource for organizations looking to create new applications to solve persistent problems in education.

High Tech Center Training UnitThe High Tech Center Training Unit (HTCTU) of the California Community Colleges announced new training courses in assistive technology and alternate media for college faculty and staff who assist students with disabilities.

InCommonCalifornia’s community colleges are being offered free membership in InCommon, enabling single sign-on access to systemwide technology offerings and vendors, as well as substantial cost savings for security certificates.

Online Teaching Conference 2015Keynote speakers as well as the full conference presentation line-up have been announced for the Online Teaching Conference 2015, being held June 18-19 at the San Diego Convention Center.