Academic Innovation & Distance Education Latest Updates
“The mission of Academic Innovation & Distance Education (AIDE) at Bunker Hill Community College is to advance the college’s goals through the provision of innovative and effective instructional design, digital teaching and learning resources, and timely support that helps students and instructors succeed. AIDE promotes inclusive, accessible, and collaborative teaching and learning solutions to the BHCC community.”
About the AIDE Department
Faculty are invited to visit AIDE or reach out through email if you have questions about using digital tools to support learning in your classroom. If you have a teaching challenge – come talk with us. We work to find creative approaches and innovative technologies that support your teaching goals!
Students can reach out to AIDE for help navigating learning platforms – we provide in-person and online support for uploading assignments, creating ePortfolio assignments and more! AIDE also oversees Bunker Hill Community College’s online web courses and academic programs.
AIDE New Staff Spotlight
AIDE is excited to welcome Letia Jones as our Special Programs Coordinator - Teaching and Learning!
The AIDE department’s mission - to ensure students’ success - led to the decision to bring Letia on board. Since 2015, Letia has been working closely with the Associate Provost in the Academic and Student Affairs office as the Administrative Assistant II, which has given her extensive experience connecting with partnerships and programs in the college. She also recently completed a Master’s Degree in Higher Education, writing her Master’s thesis on the role of Community Colleges in fostering success for first-generation Black male students. Letia will be working across programs in AIDE to support faculty and staff as they work to advance student learning.
Letia has expressed her appreciation of the diverse array of students and staff at BHCC. Given her recent experience as a student herself, she has an insightful and empathetic connection to those attending classes. “I really understand what struggles students go through” says Letia, “I want to help as much as I can.”
The Student Resource Center
By Katie Getty
The Office of Academic Innovation and Distance Education (AIDE) is pleased to announce the launch of our new Student Resource Center!
Available for immediate access, the Student Resource Center provides students with hands-on practice using Moodle - Bunker Hill Community College’s Learning Management System (LMS) - and offers various resources and activities to support your learning experience here at BHCC.
We encourage you to visit the Student Resource Center! You’ll have the opportunity to view and work with:
- various learning and teaching materials such as our “How To” video library covering topics such as using Moodle, uploading media content and working with tools like LockDown Browser
- Discussion Forum and Assignment Submission tools within Moodle before the start of your actual credit course
- our online readiness self-assessment quiz to determine if you might be ready for online courses now or in the future
- introductory videos and other materials on ePortfolio, TechSmith Relay, as well as other platforms we support
- helpful links to other BHCC departments
The Student Resource Center is open and available today – please login to Moodle and check it out! We encourage you to visit the AIDE office For Students for step-by-step instructions on how to navigate to the Student Resource Center. The Student Resource Center will remain available to you for the duration of your career at BHCC and new resources and activities will be added often. We hope you will visit frequently for more updates and information!