CPCC ITS Services Unavailable Dec. 19 – 30, Register Early!

CPCC IT Services

CPCC IT Services

From Thursday, Dec. 19 at 5 p.m. through Tuesday, Dec. 30, all ITS and telecommunication services will be unavailable. We are recommending that you register and pay for your Spring 2014 classes prior to December 19.

Why will services be unavailable? CPCC is moving its Data Center to meet the College’s growing information technology needs. The new data center will bring forth enhanced physical and data security, redundant power and cooling systems, and redundant data center class high-speed networking to ensure the availability of College systems.

For more information regarding the Data Center migration, we have created a FAQ and important dates.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact our ITS Help Desk at 704.330.5000 or at helpdesk@cpcc.edu.

10th Annual THE Geek Fest Comes to CPCC’s Levine Campus November 14

THE Geek Fest 2013

THE Geek Fest 2013

THE Geek Fest, a celebration of innovation and technology, is coming to CPCC’s Levine Campus on Thursday, Nov. 14 and will feature the latest in technology, innovation and professional opportunities. The greater Charlotte community is encouraged to participate in this free event.

Attendees will interact with exciting new technologies, meet innovative companies and learn from industry experts. This year’s event will highlight a variety of exciting topics, including launching a startup business, product development, social media, programming and software development, animation, automotive technology, engineering, mobile computing, instructional technology and much more. Activities will include guest speakers, an exhibit hall, demonstrations, activities, video games, music, contests, food and door prizes.

Don’t miss this must-attend event that will inspire you to discover – and embrace – your inner geek!

WHEN:  Thursday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Rd., Matthews, N.C.
CONTACT: To learn more about THE Geek Festival, please visit http://www.thegeekfest.com.

MOX Mobile App Available for CPCC Students

CPCC students, check-out this mobile application that’s available to you for FREE! Datatel MOX puts your college experience right in the palm of your hand. With MOX, you have anytime access to all of the important information that you need to be successful at CPCC — courses, contacts, events, notifications, news, campus maps, friends and more. MOX is available for most popular smart phone platforms including iPhone, Android and Blackberry.

Watch this short video about getting started with MOX for CPCC students:

Datatel MOX

Click to Watch The Online Datatel MOX Video

Download MOX
  • Click here to download MOX for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
  • Click here to download MOX for Android devices.
  • Click here to download MOX for Blackberry.

Get Your Geek On at THE Geek Fest – Thursday, November 15

THE Geek Fest

THE Geek Fest @CPCC

Get your geek on! CPCC’s 9th annual celebration of innovation and technology, THE Geek Fest, is Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Levine Campus. For one day (9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.), the campus will be immersed in hands-on activities, contributor displays and conference-style topic sessions. THE Geek Fest is an outstanding hands-on learning and networking opportunity for geeks and innovators at all levels. Best of all, it’s open to the community and completely free!

If you would like to contribute, sponsor, volunteer, or be a guest speaker during TGF2012, please visit http://www.cpcc.edu/thegeekfest/contribute/application.

For more event information, please visit http://www.thegeekfest.com. If you have any questions, please email geekfest@cpcc.edu.

Geek is chic!

Considering Careers in Social Media, Marketing, Internet, or Communications?

Social Media @ CPCC

Social Media @ CPCC

Students, are you considering a future career in Internet communications, new media, social media, journalism or marketing? If so, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) may have a great volunteer or internship opportunity for you!

CPCC’s Community Relations and Marketing Services (CRMS) area is currently forming a team of student collaborators to develop its online and social media presence. We are seeking creative and energetic candidates to assist in creating engaging content, developing interactive media and building online communities. This is a great opportunity for you to gain hands-on experience and insights within your career track of choice.

This is an unpaid volunteer learning experience offered to a limited number of qualified career-seeking college students. Candidates from Charlotte area colleges and universities will be considered. Through CPCC’s Co-Operative Education program, some CPCC students may also be eligible for college credit.

For more information or to apply for this opportunity, email socialmedia@cpcc.edu. Applicants please include your full name, contact information and a resume.

FREE Lynda.com Subscription for CPCC Students and Employees!

FREE Lynda.com Subscription for CPCC Students and Employees!

FREE Lynda.com Subscription for CPCC Students and Employees!

Wow! Did you know that CPCC students and employees now have FREE access to Lynda.com’s collection of online tutorials and training? Lynda.com produces thousands of tutorials, invaluable training, inspiration and more to help you get the most out of your software.

Top 10 benefits to learning with lynda.com are:

  1. Online training library
  2. A variety of content and membership options
  3. A wide selection of topics and software categories
  4. New releases every week
  5. Top quality training and tutorials
  6. The highest quality instructors
  7. Inspirational and behind-the-scenes project documentaries
  8. Searchable closed captions
  9. Certificates of completion
  10. Economical multi-user training for businesses and schools

Don’t just gain skills—gain confidence. To get started, visit http://services.cpcc.edu/lynda. You will need to provide your CPCC login to access the site. If you have any issues or questions, please contact the CPCC ITS Help Desk.

EdCamp Charlotte Comes to CPCC Central Campus on May 20

Attention Charlotte community! Join us for EdCamp Charlotte #2 at CPCC’s Central campus on May 15.

EdCamp Charlotte

EdCamp Charlotte

What is EdCamp?

EdCamp Charlotte is a user-generated “unconference” event for anyone who is interested in improving student success. An “EdCamp” is based on the “BarCamp” event model for providing open, participatory workshop events, with content provided by participants. Education professionals and attendees make a quick pitch to speak or present a session during EdCamp. Attendees then vote on what they would like to see, creating the schedule of events for the day. Anyone can pitch a session, so start working on your pitch and session content now. It’s a fun, innovative and free way for the community to gather, exchange ideas and share experiences.

Topics at an EdCamp 

Topics often discussed or presented during an EdCamp include but are not limited to teaching and learning, pedagogy, instructional design, instructional technology, e-learning, distance education, mobile learning, improving the quality of education, best practices, instructional emerging software applications and technologies, social media and social learning, learning management systems, course management systems, Blackboard, Moodle, course content creation, classroom management and much more!

Here’s How it Works

  • Anyone with ideas that they want to share makes a pitch to the group.
  • After the pitches, everyone votes on what sessions they want to attend.
  • The votes are tallied, the agenda is set and the learning commences!
  • Presenters and attendees meet in assigned rooms for the sessions.

When and Where

  • Monday, May 20, 2013
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Take Hall in the Overcash Center on CPCC’s Central Campus

Join Us!

Be sure to join us for this innovative and informal way to exchange experiences and promote student success! EdCamp Charlotte is FREE to attend. Student and public participation is encouraged. Pre-event registration is appreciated but not required.
For more information about EdCamp Charlotte, click here to visit our website! For related inquiries, please email socialmedia@cpcc.edu.