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November 2020

Remembering the 2018 Camp Fire

November 19, 2020

Butte Strong Tree plaqueIt hardly seems like two years have passed since the Camp Fire raged through the foothills of Butte County, leveling the towns of Paradise and Concow and burning parts of several other communities.

Everyone within the Butte College community was in some way affected by the devastating wildfire that broke out on Nov. 8, 2018 — some far more than others. By the time the Camp Fire was extinguished by a soaking rain that arrived on Thanksgiving, the blaze had burned almost 240 sq. miles, destroyed 18,804 structures, and killed 85 people.

Student Success Suite by the Numbers

November 19, 2020

College students walk to classAs we go about our daily work for the California Community Colleges Technology Center, it can be challenging to remember the impact that our work is having on college students throughout our state.

This story introduces some of the student usage numbers being tracked for the Student Success Suite. The Student Success Suite is a collection of application, onboarding, and engagement tools designed to support students as they begin their academic pathways within the California Community Colleges (CCC).

CCC Data Warehouse Report Server in Use at 95 Colleges

November 19, 2020

Statistical analysis conceptSince releasing the Data Warehouse Report Server to College Researchers, 95 California community colleges have been provided access.

The Enabling Services team of the California Community Colleges Technology Center is continuing to reach out to the remaining colleges to provide credentials.

Winter IT Workshops Go Online in January

November 19, 2020

College professional working online at homeAs 2020 winds down, preparations are well underway for the 2021 Winter Workshops, being presented in January by the CCC Information Security Center and CCC Accessibility Center.

Registration is open for the two-day event taking place on Monday, January 11, and Tuesday, January 12. With roughly eight weeks left to promote the workshops, interest is strong statewide and registration numbers have already surpassed previous Winter Workshop totals.

CENIC Offers Protection from DDoS Attacks

November 19, 2020

Distributed denial of service attack concept illustrationA shift toward remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic has created greater opportunities for cybercriminals to exploit weaknesses in information security defenses. The education sector, with its diverse group of users, is especially vulnerable, and is already experiencing a dramatic increase in ransomware and phishing attacks.

All Things Autumn

November 19, 2020

Autumn slide showWhen does it finally feel like autumn to you? The chill in the air on a crisp, cool night; the smell of homemade soup simmering on the stove; or the vibrant colors of leaves covering the trees?

Whatever gives you the sense that the seasons are finally changing, one thing is for certain during these uncertain times: There is no shortage of (safe) fall activities and beauty if you know where to look.