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Educational Technologies Advisory Council 
Thursday, October 15, 2020
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Zoom (Please see Outlook Invite for Details)

Members: Riyad Aboutaha, Joseph Alfieri, Kal Alston, Amber Bartosh, Martha Diede, Amy Falkner, Carol Faulkner, Eileen Julian,  Eileen Lantier,  Ralph Lorenz, Alexander McKelvie, Michael Morrison , Kathleen O'Connor, Mike O'Mara, and Jennifer Stromer-Galley 

Guests:  Dona Hayes Storm (on behalf of Amy Falkner)

Co-chairs: Lois P Agnew and Jenny Gluck

Minutes: Christian Jones


  1. Welcome & Announcements  

    1. Discussion with and survey for faculty on classroom audibility and visibility, and hybrid teaching experience

  2. Technology Updates
    1. Teaching and Learning Tools

      1. Zoom - Auto-delete for recordings will go live on October 21st. (Recordings will remain in Kaltura for 4 years as long as they are active.)
  3. Status Update for Spring '21 Class Schedules

    1. Notice from Interim Vice Chancellor and Provost John Liu

    2. Approaches schools/colleges are taking in addressing these modalities
    3. Strategies Instructors have developed that have been helpful/successful. 

  4. Additional / Future Discussion Items

    1. Demonstration of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and Discussion on Changes - Go-live date: 12/15/20

    2. System Usage
    3. Classroom Updates
    4. Spring 2021 Support Plans

Next Meeting:  November 19, 2020

*While the above will generally represent a standing agenda for the summer meetings, please contact Christian Jones ( if there are additional topics that you would like to have added to the discussion. Thank you!

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