We are very excited to be offering tools that can facilitate the advising process and make it more useful to our students. The new, more comprehensive area for advisors to access information about their advisees has the capability to contact advisees and view extensive information about them. Therefore, it is time to sunset the sites in Blackboard. You will still have access to them throughout the fall semester. However, unless there is some compelling reason to keep them around, they will be eliminated over winter term.
Below are some recommendations for common activities that have been done using those sites and information on how to access the new tools.
- For those that used the site to contact advisees, it is recommended that you now use AdviseStream. You can access AdviseStream from https://oberview.oberlin.edu.
- Scheduling appointment recommendation: Google Calendar appointments
- Videoconferencing recommendation. We recommend that you use Zoom. This tool is reliable and has more support institutionally. You can either request an institutional account through https://support.oberlin.edu or sign up for a free Zoom account at https://zoom.com. Instructions for using zoom for this purpose can be found here. We suggest looking into the ‘waiting room’ feature. This will allow for the same room to be used in all of your calendar appointment listings.
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