Winter Cattails” by Ano Lobb is licensed under CC BY 2.0


Today will mark the first full week of on- campus courses in Brightspace! We hope the training and support have made the transition a little easier. We are excited to become a part of your instructor tool kit in developing, implementing and supporting your courses. As we move forward:

• If you need support, please contact askcidet@sjcme.edu , call extension 7602, or come by our office located in Scully Hall.
• If you would like training, members of the CIDET team will be offering individual training and support. You can schedule a session and time by emailing askcidet@sjcme.edu or calling X 7602.
• If you have questions regarding Brightspace, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page and continue to read the INTERCONNECTIONS newsletter for updates and events.

We look forward to supporting you!

~ The CIDET Team


Justin Sparks  Instructional Technologist

Justin Sparks
Instructional Technologist


       Brightspace Tools Overview – Tuesday, February 10th (2-3PM EST)    

       Brightspace Discussions Overview – Wednesday, February 11th (2-3PM EST)

Registering: To register for the workshop, we have utilized the self-registration feature with the Brightspace system. The video How to Register for the Workshops Course will walk you through this process.




Click on the picture for our (two minutes or less!) video message.

Do you want your students to re-imagine the ways they create and present information? Find out how the Wellehan Library can help!

Lia Horton, Reference and Information Literacy Librarian

Lynn Bivens, Head of Reference and Information Literacy


Suzan Nelson

Program Director of the Masters of Science in Education/ Adjunct Faculty

SNelson_BioCurrently, I am the Program Director of the Masters of Science in Education Program here at St. Joseph’s College. For the past eleven years I have been an adjunct faculty member teaching Curriculum Design (ED 505). My past experience includes a Director position with the University of Maine system with the bulk of my working career spent as a school teacher and school librarian.

When I was the Director of the University of Maine, Augusta’s University College, Saco site, I was always surprised to learn that the courses my students took never went through a formal review process to check for quality. As a long time adjunct for St. Joseph’s College, this formal review process was always something I considered as a central underpinning to my course ED 505 – Curriculum Design & Assessment.

The course design and redesign process can seem like a huge machine with many often unseen working parts. Each CIDET team member brings their own special knowledge and skills to forge courses which meet those high quality standards set by Quality Matters. We are so very fortunate at St. Joseph’s to have a very knowledgeable and dedicated team. Speaking for the Master Degree in Education Online programs we have benefited from the marriage of the content area specialist, our adjuncts, with our partners in CIDET.