eLearning @ Palm Beach State College
provides assistance & support with incorporating technology into instruction
& assists students to succeed with eLearning
Manages the Learning Management System (Blackboard Learn), provides assistance with online course development, and ensures quality of distance learning course structure and delivery.
To provide students an opportunity to learn in an environment which best meets their varied lifestyles, offering credit and non-credit courses, degrees and certifications by distance learning in order to provide opportunities for students that can't attend traditional courses to complete their education remotely.
Student Success and Support Center
Provides student assistance with the Learning Management System (Blackboard Learn), investigates student reported problems with course material delivery, and assists students with learning online effectively.
To promote student success in online courses by preparing students to learn online, assisting with course navigation, and troubleshooting technical issues related to online courses.
eLearning Course Development
In order to better meet the needs of Palm Beach State College students participating in our eLearning program, to better serve instructional personnel in development of their online course material, to serve the needs of the College, and to enhance the quality of our online courses, the following policies are being instituted. These policies will address several key factors identified as opportunities to improve the current state of our eLearning initiative:
Standardize the 'look' of the online courses to 'brand' the College and the individual programs participating in elearning.
To standardize and thus simplify navigation of the courses in order to improve student retention.
To improve utilization of classrooms.
To assist instructors in development of course material to meet set standards for online course sites.
And to provide quality control and continuous enhancement of our eLearning initiative.
The eLearning Department will:
Design and maintain a 'course template' to provide a standard look of the online course sites. The department will assign these templates to instructional staff for development of course material.
Provide workshops and online tutorials on course development standards, policies and best pedagogical practices.
Provide assistance with development of course material, including general advice on site organization of material as well as assistance with file formatting and development of course material.
Certify courses to ensure quality and compliance with course site requirements.
Work with assigned teams of instructors to build college-developed courses.
Support instructional staff with functions and use of Blackboard and other instructional software.
Meet with the eLearning Advisory & Peer-Evaluation Committee on a regular bases to review policies, procedures and possible course site certification resolutions.
Contact & Office Information
eLearning Department (561) 868-3762
Anne Guiler, Blackboard Administrator (352) 978-8882
Student Helpdesk, Blackboard Logon/Access Issues (561) 868-4000
Online Student Support, Student Blackboard Course Support/Assistance (561) 868-3303
Lake Worth campus - Room LL 103
Mon. - Thur. (temporarily) 8:30am - 5:00pm | Fri. 8:30am - 4:00pm
Sidney Beitler, Director (561) 868-3484
April Harris, Coordinator (561) 868-3923
Jennifer Bunnell, Instructional Tech. Specialist (561) 868-4023
Laura Bassett, Instructional Tech. Specialist (561) 868-3913
Lake Worth campus Bachelor's Programs - Room CBP 124
Mon., Tues. & Thur. 7:30am - 6:00pm | Wed. & Fri. 7:30am - 2:00pm
Alison Marcoff, Instructional Designer (561) 868-3488
Boca Raton campus - Room HT 409
Mon. 9:00am - 5:30pm | Tues., Wed. & Thur. 9:00am - 6:30pm | Fri. 9:00am - 4:30pm
Eva Cruz Pedraz, Instructional Tech. Specialist (561) 862-4725
Palm Beach Gardens campus - Room LL 209
Mon. & Tue. 8:00am - 6:00pm | Wed., Thur. & Fri. 8:00am - 3:30pm
James Robinette, Instructional Tech. Specialist (561) 207-5231
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