Dr. Charlotte Warren, president, along with Dr. Lesley Frederick, Dr. Vern Lindquist and Bryan Gleckler, vice presidents, presented a webinar last Thursday for spring students called “What to Expect for 2021.” A link to the closed captioned webinar is now available for those who would like to view it.
Just a reminder that anyone who will be working in-person must complete the daily symptom tracker. If you are newly working in-person this semester or simply need to update your notification days, please let me know, and I will send the registration email to you. Please note that the default setting is that all days are selected for notifications, including Saturday and Sunday. So, you will need to unselect those days that you do not want to receive the survey for completion. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Supervisors – please follow-up with your employees regarding this reminder, particularly with your adjunct, part-time and student employees.
The LLCC Foundation is accepting applications for LEAGUE grants through Friday, Jan. 29, 5 p.m. A total of approximately $10,000 will be awarded for projects and programs at LLCC.
Faculty and staff make these grants possible through their generous giving to the annual faculty and staff campaign each spring known as LEAGUE. Download a copy of the file with grant guidelines, application and budget worksheet. (Note: you must be logged on to Office 365 to access. Also, this is a central file. So do not edit directly, but first download a copy for your own use.) The file may also be obtained by contacting the LLCC Foundation at 217-786-2785 or LLCCFoundation@LLCC.edu.
LEAGUE donations support LLCC students in a variety of ways including grants, scholarships, program support and emergency needs. Each year approximately 40 percent of LLCC faculty and staff contribute. Our thanks to our generous LLCC faculty and staff for donating more than $40,000 to the 2020 LEAGUE campaign!
Grant applications must be submitted by email to LLCCFoundation@llcc.edu by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29. Awards will be announced in March.
Shifts is a scheduling management tool application within Microsoft Teams. A Team/Group site owner can use Shifts to create, update and manage your team’s schedules. It is available in all versions of Teams (desktop, Office 365 or mobile app).
With Shifts, management can add notes to share important news about a specific day or time, block out scheduled times for training, meetings for individuals or the group, etc. and add Open Shifts that anyone can request to work.
Team members can request time off, swap or offer shifts with other team members and/or sign up for offered shifts. Management will approve or deny any requests within Shifts and the Shifts calendar will automatically update accordingly.
It’s Welcome Week! LLCC Student Life has a few virtual opportunities for our students during the week. Please share with those that may be interested. This information can also be found at www.llcc.edu/upcoming-events.
Virtual Welcome Week Challenges
Jan. 11-15 on LLCC Connect
Students can complete virtual challenges at their own pace this week for a chance to win prizes! Students will have the opportunity to learn about more ways that they can engage with LLCC and have some fun along the way. There are many ways for students to participate and earn their very own exclusive T-shirt and other prizes!
Students can find out more on the LLCC Connect app.
Student Government Association Open House
Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. via Zoom
If students are looking to become more involved in the Lincoln Land College Community but don’t know how, the Student Government Association (SGA) is the group for them! They can join SGA at its open house to learn more about what the group is all about! Whether just interested in what this organization does or interested in joining this organization as a student leader, students won’t want to miss this virtual meet and greet!
To help students unwind from the stresses of the first week of classes, they can stop by and join in virtual trivia fun! Winners of each round will get a free pizza delivered to their door. This will be a great chance for students to meet new LLCC classmates, unwind after classes and test their pop culture knowledge. Categories include: 2020 a crazy year in review, What’s streaming? (movies and TV series), Billboard top 100 and more.
The LLCC Writing Center is available to help students with any writing assignment for any class at any stage of the writing process. We are currently meeting with students remotely via Zoom with some limited in-person appointments on the main campus. Spring hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
If you teach a writing-intensive class and would like the Writing Center to visit your classroom, the Writing Center specialists are also available to conduct remote classroom visits via Zoom, MS Teams or pre-recorded video. If there are other ways the Writing Center can support students in your class, please let us know.
The LLCC Information Technology department would like to welcome all new and returning staff/faculty to the college! Email will be the primary form of communication to you from IT. Should you have technical questions pertaining to your online account and/or the software applications offered by the college, the IT Helpdesk staff are here to assist. Please note that the IT Helpdesk staff are not available to install software or troubleshoot technology issues on your personal devices.
The health, safety, and well-being of the Lincoln Land Community College community are our highest priorities. In light of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the IT Helpdesk will be operating on modified hours and the walk-up window will be available by appointment only. We will not be accepting requests for assistance in this manner without an appointment. Please contact us by phone, email, submit your own ticket in KBOX, or by scheduling an appointment with a member of our staff. Schedule an appointment. All appointments are virtual, with the exception of the connecting to the LLCC Wi-Fi on campus.
Online Account – reset your password, find your username
YouTube Channel – instructional videos for LLCC applications
When requesting assistance from the IT Helpdesk, please notify us if the issue is in a classroom, if you need immediate assistance during the class, if this is your office or if you are working remotely. Your participation may be needed to resolve the issue.
The college employs one username and one password for all systems and password management is processed utilizing office 365. Username (is case sensitive) and Email address are not the same.
Username – use to Sign In to computers on campus, Wi-Fi and all applications, except for Office 365.
Email – Faculty/Staff format is firstname.lastname@example.org, and the student format is email@example.com and used only to sign into Office 365.
Technology available to you
All applications listed below are available on LLCC’s MyLLCC webpage, below the banner. www.llcc.edu/my-llcc
Faculty (Course Management and Rosters), Banking Information, Tax Information and Pay Advices. Students utilize Logger Central to Browse for, Plan and Register for Courses, View Financial Aid awards, letters and complete required documents, Final Course Grades, Unofficial & Official Transcripts, Payment Processing and Banking information.
Find your Username.
Access your Office 365 account and all available online applications (Outlook, OneDrive -Cloud storage, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote) by clicking on the Waffle icon in the upper left corner.
OneDrive – 1 TB of Cloud storage, online editing, sharing of documents and folders for online collaboration with peers and instructors.
You can download free apps for Office 365 for your smart device via the web, Apple or Google Play Stores.
Recommended to use Firefox browser.
Password Changes made in My Account, right-click on your initials in the upper right corner.
Microsoft allows you to download Office 2016 from Microsoft to your PC or MAC from the Office 365 Gateway.
LLCC Employee Portal – IT
Here you will find detailed information on IT, as well as detailed pages on Group Sites, OneDrive, Skype Phones, Cybersecurity and details to help you work remotely on the Remote Access Knowledge Base page.
Cybersecurity – Cybersecurity refers to the preventative steps and techniques used to safeguard and protect the integrity of a network, programs and data from attack, damage, and/or unauthorized access.
If you feel that you may have been subjected to a security breach, immediately change your LLCC password and notify the IT Help Desk at 217-786-2555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the computer has any personal online account passwords stored, it is recommended that you change these passwords immediately, as well as check with any financial institutions for issues.
Etrieve for Employees
Complete a Certificate of Absence or a Payroll timesheet.
Chrome or Firefox are recommended browsers.
Sign in with your username and password.
Blackboard and Canvas – Online Learning
Academic Innovation and eLearning (AIeL) support both of these applications. If you are not able to successfully Sign In to either, please change your password and then try again. If still unsuccessful or for other issues, contact AIeL for support at 217.786.2345 or for Blackboard, https://www.llcc.edu/bbsupport
LLCC Alert – Emergency Notification System
Your LLCC email address is automatically active. You can sign in to add additional contact information.
Ryan Langreher recently began work as an application developer I at LLCC. Previously, he was a software engineer at Evolent Health. Ryan earned a juris doctor degree from DePaul University, a master’s degree in computer science from DePaul University and a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He can be reached at email@example.com or 217-786-2443. Welcome, Ryan!