Surveys and how we’re using the feedback from students, faculty, and staff

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

Seeking Additional Faculty Input at East Campus

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 want your opinion! Fill out survey on Blackboard!

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/.

Tri-C Private SoftChalk Cloud Training Rescheduled for May 2, 2014

Want help using the new Tri-C Private SoftChalk Cloud? A live webinar training is available. Log into InSight and register today to Join us for “Getting Started with SoftChalk” and “SoftChalk Cloud Intermediate” . The workshops will be held May 2th from 10:00 to 12:00 and 1:30 to 4:30 in room 157 of the Metro TLC.

Can’t join us in person? Don’t worry, the workshop will also be available via weblink. Those of you who desire to attend via web-link will still need to register in InSight so that you can get credit for attending the workshop.

During the workshop, a SoftChalk representative will cover how to get around the private cloud, opening SoftChalk Create from the cloud, creating a lesson or object, linking to blackboard, using Creative Commons and more!

Meeting registrants will receive a meeting link and a file download for the meeting via email after your InSight registration is complete. Log in to InSight to register today and we will see you in the workshop!

LMS Process and Documents Page Added

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!

Follow eLi at Learning Solutions and Eco Systems 2014

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:

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