Today the ILC staffs celebrated Halloween and Sylvia’s Birthday. It has been a month since we had a party for my Birthday last month. Some of our food were Halloween-related, and they all were yummy!! I had to say… I loved everything! We had a great time, but I hate to think this was my last Halloween party that I celebrated with the ILC.
Here are some of food pictures I took.
Today I got a chance to celebrate my birthday again. Thanks to the ILC staff! I love the 3D card and the Tiramisu cake. Tonka’s potato salad was so yummy!!
Do you know what the meaning of “Tiramisu” is? Tiramisu is an Italian word and it means “pick me up.” I have known this tasty dessert for about ten years or so. I think Tiramisu has become popular around that time. Actually, Tiramisu is not a new creation from Italy. According to Wiki, it has been mentioned in Italian cookbook since 1983!
Some said it wasn’t too difficult to cook, but it looks complicated to me. Some day I will give it a try. I don’t have the recipe, yet I’m sure it should not be a problem to find one on the Internet.
Today I was a backup for the Sakai Part 1&2 workshop at the College of Business. Sakai is our new Learning Management System which is going to replace eCollege soon. We trained USA faculty how to access the eCampus, set up a project site in Sakai, manage site tools, import contents and resources from one project site to another, and activate the gradebook.
Tonka and Sylvia did a great job as usual. I just helped around and made sure the faculty complete all the assigned tasks. I also tried to remember what needed to be trained for the part 1 because I will have to teach next month. Part 1 is very important. The overall concepts and Sakai basic tools and settings were introduced to the faculty in this part.
So far our training approach has been working very well. We introduced the tools, let the faculty watched the tutorial videos, and asked them to complete the activity. They can use the given job aids or ask for any assistance during the hands-on activity.
After long hour workshop, we stopped by Cold Snap yogurt ice cream shop. It was OK, little pricey. But, I liked the concept of make-it-yourself ice cream. They offered a lot of toppings and they all looked yummy!
Yesterday Jason conducted the ILC staff training on Kaltura Media Gallery in Sakai. Kaltura is an open source system that serves as a media respository. It handles a variety of media on the sever, such as audios, videos, and graphics.
We learned how to access the Kaltura via Sakai, upload a file, create a collection, and change the privacy settings. Although the Kaltura is still under development, it will be available to the USA faculty in the next couple of months.