The Technology Forum LMS Review Team (made up of full-time faculty, administrative representatives and technical staff) wants to provide the opportunity for feedback on our Blackboard analysis (the Learning Management System Review). To address it, we did a couple of things:
- We have separate surveys for staff, faculty and students that will be analyzed separately.
- We’re having participants indicate their employment status at the college (tenured faculty, adjunct faculty, union, non-union, full or part-time, etc.)
The Team felt strongly that we wanted to provide ample opportunities for the entire college to participate in providing feedback. The survey analysis is being used to develop the needs analysis and then the rubric, so it won’t be used to specifically select an LMS. Staff in different roles may have undergone training in Blackboard here at Tri-C, or have other experience with other LMSs as students in higher education institutions themselves that can be very valuable in our process.
With thanks! – Sasha
We’re seeking additional faculty input at the Focus Groups at East Campus. We moved the time to accommodate the Faculty Senate meeting from 3-5. Please join us in EHTC 245 from 2-3 PM for a Faculty Focus group. You can register via Eventbrite here:
OR, just show up! We’d love your feedback on Blackboard and what you’d like to see in your next LMS.
We need YOU! Survey about Blackboard!
ATTENTION STUDENTS: How do you feel about Blackboard? We want to know! Tri-C is conducting a review to determine if Blackboard is still the best fit for a Learning Management System (LMS), or if there might be a better system for our needs. Tell us about your experience with Blackboard: http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/mindwires/tri-c-lms-student-survey/
FACULTY: We want to hear from you too! Check your email for a survey link sent this week, or go to http://fluidsurveys.com/s/tri-c-lms-faculty-survey/.
Share your opinion! We want to know what you think about Blackboard. We’re currently researching other systems to see if Blackboard is the best Learning Management System (LMS) for Tri-C, or if a different one might be a better fit. Be part of a focus group! Find information and links to register HERE.
A new page has been added with additional information about the LMS Review process, as well as documentation to date. You can also find the previous blog posts focused on the LMS Review on this page. Be sure to check out the great Slideshare from Mindwires Consultants that the TechForum LMS Review Team checked out at the day-long workshop as we continue to refine our process and review the marketplace.
You’ll also find meeting notes here and additional info. Check it out! Want to get involved? There are going to be faculty focus groups on 4/17/14, 4/23/14, and 4/24/15. Want to get involved? Stay tuned for an email from Dr. Miles on the process!
Earlier this semester Blackboard users experience and “events internal server error”. Necessary updates were completed over the break and the Calendar tool is functioning as intended.
Please use Chrome or Firefox when working with Safe Assign. Currently, Safe Assign is not working with Internet Explorer, (IE). eLi is aware of the issue and we are working with ITS to resolve the issue.
TechFest is over and the reviews are in:
“TechFest was a brilliant way to engage the audience and provide an update on the various instructional technology offerings. ” Sonja Siler Asst. Professor of Political Science.
Checkout the eLi TechFest page for a recap of the eLi Short Clips that were shared during TechFest.
Members of the Office of eLearning and Innovation team are researching resources, trends and strategies for helping faculty use Social Media effectively in e-learning! Follow on Twitter at #EliSocMedia4u, #ecocon, and #lscon.
If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can still read the thoughts of eLi team members and other conference attendees with the following search links: