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Rachel Fry ’15
GTECH Student Supervisor

How does a sophomore History and Economics major become the student supervisor for Gtech, the technical support group for students at Gettysburg College? Rachel Fry ’ 15 has done exactly that. When she was asked about her appointment to the post by Chris Marsh, Computer Support Specialist I, Rachel replies, “During my high school years, I was the Go-To-Geek for my family and friends. I really enjoyed figuring out problems and getting their computers to work again. ” Rachel attended Central High School in Martinsburg, PA. She also assisted her parents in their power equipment business. During that time she ran several advertising campaigns for the business.

Further explaining her mix of liberal arts and computing technology, Rachel noted that she has always enjoyed learning about other cultures and sees History as a logical choice of a major. Her business experience led to the choice of Economics as a second major. She is ultimately interested in pursuing a career in advertising and sales. Her experience with Gtech is causing her to give serious consideration to honing that career choice to include computing. Full Story

Rachel Fry ’15

Meet Chris Schmitt
Network Applications Programmer

New Member of the IT Family, Chris Schmitt

Chris Schmitt joined the Data Systems Department of IT on August 22, 2012. His main job responsibilities are to work with the Gettysburg College Portal, CNAV, the Colleges content management system, developed by DotCMS Corporation, and to support his fellow network applications specialists in the Data Systems department. His current responsibilities include a redesign of the Data Systems web site with the possibility of extending it to a template that may serve as a model for all departmental web sites. He is also working on the First Year Dashboard with a goal of streamlining the code for the dashboard as well as streamlining the data structures used for storing the data entered by individuals and providing them access to college services Full Story

Moodle Tip
Customizing Your Course Site with Basic Settings

Sharon Birch
Instructional Technology and Training

Moodle sites can organize content weekly or by topics. The Weekly format works well if you present information and activities each week and like to structure your site to match your syllabus. The Topic format works well when you have only a few items or prefer to organize your content by type or by topic. The Folder format is new to Moodle 2 -- it’s basically a Topic format, but with a folder icon that lets you collapse or expand the items and activities within. Give it a try - if you don’t like it, you can switch back to regular Topic format. To change the format of your course, go to the Settings block - usually on the left side of your screen - and click on Edit Settings (which is towards the top of the list of settings). Be sure to add or subtract more weeks or topic areas if you need them - that setting is also found there.

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