Hello Again from Centennial, CO

Hello Again from Centennial, CO

Tuesday afternoon  – December 8, 2020   (First post of this travelogue)

Well, I am back at NTT for two days this week.  I am producing a live on line (LOL) two day class on electrical code changes.  Unlike the last class (OSHA) this one is pretty boring.  Once I get all the software and hardware working, my job is pretty easy.  While I have to keep an eye on the class activity and help the instructor when needed, I have a lot of time on my hands to work on other things.

Most of our LOL classes are conducted using two software platforms:  Canvas and Zoom.  Unfortunately some companies are not comfortable using Zoom (probably some perceived security issue).  When this happens we use Canvas and MS Teams.  Teams is much less powerful than Zoom and is a pain to manage from a producer standpoint.

This class is being conducted in Teams.  Complicating the challenge is the fact that none of the students have access to their camera (supposedly a requirement of NTT) and that makes it hard to monitor student reaction and also monitor attendance.

The students are all in Alaska and I think at least one student is having pretty significant internet access problems.

I guess that is what makes being a producer a challenge.  It will be interesting to see how many assignments I get.  Kind of a double edged sword.  I want a few assignments but I also want my shop time {grin}.

That is all for this trip.

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