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One on One with Dr. Walter Smith

VideosMark Hubbard

[youtube] An hour-long, one-on-one interview with Dr. Walter Smith, retired FAMU President Emeritus, lifelong educator, founder of the Walter Smith Library, and author of the book The Magnificent 12: Florida’s Black Junior Colleges.  Jametoria Burton conducted the interview, which will be available in campus LLCs. 

Video: What's New in Blackboard

VideosMichael Smith

[vimeo 79898870 w=498&h=281] During this previously recorded broadcast, Rusty Gardner and Andrea White, a certified Blackboard trainer, highlight a few of the new features available in the upgraded version of Blackboard.

Blackboard will be upgraded on December 20th, 2013, but we would like to give you access to our Blackboard testing site immediately. This testing area includes a copy of your current Blackboard courses so you can preview the changes. Please use this site to try out the new features and familiarize yourself with the new interface.

Click here for directions on how to access the Blackboard test site.

Video: Student Lingo Live Stream with Steve Piscitelli

VideosMichael Smith

[vimeo 77241136 w=500&h=280] During this previously recorded webcast, Steve Piscitelli  explained and demonstrated the resources available from

Student Lingo is a series of interactive on-demand student success workshops. These brief to-the-point videos address five critical categories for student and life success:

· Academic and Career Exploration · Learning to Learn · Reading and Writing Strategies · Personal Management · Online Learning

Click here to send a message to Steve Piscitelli.

Click here to download the 3 PDF files mentioned during this event.


JTA Making Moves

Studio, VideosMichael Smith


Jacksonville Transit Authority shot their monthly news show Making Moves in the studio today. The show is filmed on our green screen wall. Three cameras are connected to a Tricaster which creates a virtual studio.


Our team prepares the studio and provides support. JTA directs and edits the show. Check out the December Making Moves video below to see the final result.

Smart Classroom Refresh

VideosMichael Smith

The Technology Department is testing a new breed of easier-to-use smart classrooms around the College. Ron Smith, AVP, Computing Infrastructure & Security Compliance & CSO, shows us around one of the new rooms at Kent Campus, one of the first campuses to get the new setup.