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GRCC DLIT - Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies


Collaborating with a wide array of campus departments such as Information Technology and the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies (DLIT) Department leads, administers, coordinates, supports, and creates opportunities for our academic community to leverage technology in teaching and learning.

The department supports faculty and assists in providing students with online learning opportunities through distance learning, as well as a wide array of instructional technologies that empower faculty and contribute to student success. More information about the DLIT Department is available in "About Us".

Distance Learning / Online Courses

  • Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) has a long history of delivering distance education since it first began offering telecourses in 1979.
  • Distance Learning at GRCC has grown to over 6,000 student enrollments in online and hybrid courses each semester. 
  • Student resources for online learning are available in the "Online Learning for Students" web site.
  • Faculty interested in teaching online can locate resources in the "Teaching Online" web page.

Instructional Technologies

  • GRCC provides a vast array of instructional technologies for students and faculty.  DLIT provides leadership, administration, coordination, and support for faculty in their use of Blackboard Learn (GRCC's enterprise course management system), Starfish Early Alert, Camtasia Relay, Blackboard IM, Blackboard Connect, Blackboard Voice Tools, Mobile Learning, and a wide assortment of other technologies related to teaching and learning. 
  • Faculty resources are available on the "Teaching with Technology" web page.
  • Blackboard Tip Sheets and Tutorials are available on the "Learn Bb" area of this site.

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