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Educational Technology Center

Welcome to Online Learning at Medgar Evers College

The MEC Ed Tech Center is a faculty and student resource for information and training on the Blackboard LMS as well as technical consultation and training in various academic support software. The Ed Tech Center is committed to serving the college community virtually and face-to-face to achieve technical mastery of the modern educational tools required in the digital age.

Stephen Wymore
Dir. Mec Ed Tech Center / MEC Bb Admin.
swymore@mec.cuny.edu
718 270-4866
M-F 9:00AM – 9:00PM
Sat. 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Student on a laptop

Training & Links


Students:Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Faculty: Monday & Wednesday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Fire Safety At Medgar Evers College
In the event of a fire
If a fire condition is reported to you or smoke or fire is noticed, follow these procedures:

  • Call 911 and Public Safety 718-270-6003 or Ext. 6003
  • Immediately activate the nearest manual Pull Station
  • Begin instructing people to move towards the exits. If possible notify the Fire Warden or Deputy Fire Warden on your floor

Emergency Procedures

  • When a Fire Alarm sounds, GET OUT! Take fire alarms seriously; always evacuate. Know 2 ways out! (Non-evacuation may result in penalties).
  • Find your nearest exit, not just your most familiar route.
  • Use the stairs when evacuating. Elevators can trap you between floors or open onto the fire floor. Elevators are not an option.
  • If you are trapped and cannot evacuate, Call 911 with your location. Do not jump!
  • Take responsibility for your own safety.
  • Attend all Fire Safety Floor Meetings.
  • Participate in scheduled fire drills.
  • Crawl low under smoke.
  • Fire sprinklers are important safety devices. Do not tamper with them or obstruct them in any way.

Prohibited Items on Campus

  • Candles – Candles are the leading cause of fires. Candles can ignite plastic, wood, cloth, carpet, curtains – anything that can burn.
  • Wall Hangings – can obstruct fire sprinkler heads and add fuel in case of fire.
  • Toaster/ovens – are fire hazards.
  • Incense – hot ash can drop onto cloth or papers causing a fire.
  • Halogen lamps – contain super-hot gas that can quickly ignite.

No Smoking is allowed in any campus buildings! In the Event of other Emergency An announcement will be made by the Public Safety Department. Always Remember When you hear an alarm, siren or see flashing strobes lights stay aware and leave the building utilizing the nearest exit. (Do not panic) Differently Abled should always notify their floor warden or deputy floor warden of where they normally sit.

Bb Live:
Blackboard Live Orientation

The function of the Ed Tech Center is to assist faculty and students in accessing courses and mastering the functions of the digital tools required to succeed academically. The Ed Tech Center utilizes two orientation courses meeting synchronously for both faculty and students. The orientation courses can be used as a means of communication through the use of Blackbord Collaborate Ultra and the Blackboard Discussion Boards and as a non-synchronous resource portal for easy reference to information in Blackboard.

The Ed Tech Center maintains a telephone Helpline that fields calls 7 days a week to insure expeditious resolution of questions and problems at 718 270-4866

STUDENT BLACKBOARD ORIENTATION: Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
To enroll send your EMPLD ID number to: swymore@mec.cuny.edu subject: Student Bb Live Orientation
The course will appear in your My Courses module on the Blackboard Homepage

FACULTY BLACKBOARD ORIENTATION: Monday & Wednesday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
To enroll send your EMPLD ID number to: swymore@mec.cuny.edu subject: Faculty Bb Live Orientation
The course will appear in your My Courses module on the Blackboard Homepage

Faculty
All faculty are encouraged to complete the MEC Blackboard Basics Self-Paced Certificate Course

Submit your EMPLD to the MEC Bb Admin for enrollment.

Faculty Links and Tutorials:

Faculty Bb User Guides
Faculty Bb Collaborate Ultra
Faculty Bb Mobile App

Student Links and Tutorials:

Student Bb User Guides
Student Bb Collaborate Ultra
Student Blackboard Mobile App

Multi-Media
We encourage all users to create a YouTube channel to house and distribute large volume media.

Creating a YouTube Channel
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1646861?hl=en

Video Production/ Editing
Producing sophisticated multi-media is material especially useful for online instructors:
The Ed Tech Center supports instructors in developing their video production and editing skills.

Camtasia Video Production Tool
Overview: https://youtu.be/wcieicCnmXY
Acquisition: https://www.techsmith.com/store/camtasia/education

Quick Links

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Educational Technology Center
Director
Steve Wymore
swymore@mec.cuny.edu
718-270-4866
1650 Bedford Ave.,
Room B-2033
Brooklyn, NY 11225