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Blackboard Expanding the Limits of a Course

Management System

CUNY IT Conference, December 4, 2015

Chris Caprioglio

Director of Application Services, CIS

Carlos Cruz

Instructional Design Specialist, Brooklyn College

Helen Keier

Manager of Support Services, John Jay Online; Adjunct Professor

Stephen Powers

Professor, Education & Reading, Bronx Community College

Sylvie Richards

Media and Instructional Technologist, SPS

Expanding Limits in Bb

Top Down Theory

Bb

Expanding Limits in Bb Top Down Theory Bb CIS CUNY Campus Faculty Students Bb CIS CUNY

CIS CUNY

Expanding Limits in Bb Top Down Theory Bb CIS CUNY Campus Faculty Students Bb CIS CUNY

Campus

Expanding Limits in Bb Top Down Theory Bb CIS CUNY Campus Faculty Students Bb CIS CUNY

Faculty

Expanding Limits in Bb Top Down Theory Bb CIS CUNY Campus Faculty Students Bb CIS CUNY

Students

Bb CIS CUNY Campus Faculty/Students
Bb
CIS CUNY
Campus
Faculty/Students

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Bb CAT
Bb CAT
CIS Steering Committee Blackboard Management Council
CIS
Steering
Committee
Blackboard
Management
Council

STEERING

COMMITTEE

Chris Caprioglio-CIS Carlos Cruz-BC Helen Keier-JJC

Wei Liu-CIS Steve Powers-BCC Sylvie Richards-SPS Krafins Valcin-CIS Shen-Wei Wu-CIS

CUNY CAT Committee on

Academic

Technology

Expansion of Bb Use

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Building Blocks What are they?

Blackboard Building Blocks are small

applications added to the Blackboard Learning

System that extend the usability and functionality of Blackboard, provide

customization, or help with administration.

Expanding Limits in Bb Building Blocks – What are they? Blackboard Building Blocks are small applications

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TESTING COMMITTEE

Steve Castellano, Lehman Wenying Huang-Stolte, York Michael Castelli, CSI Sylvie Richards, SPS

Expanding Limits in Bb TESTING COMMITTEE  Steve Castellano, Lehman  Wenying Huang-Stolte, York  Michael

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Where do I find them?
Where
do I
find
them?

Expanding Limits in Bb

Current list of installed Building Blocks:

  • Section Merge Tool

  • Barnes and Noble Nook Study

  • Browser Settings Test Browser

  • Collaborate Voice Authoring

  • EAC Outcomes

  • iTunes U

  • Link Checker

  • Pearson MyLab and Mastering (Under Review)

  • Softchalk Publish with Score Center (Under Review)

  • Starfish (Under Review)

  • Tegrity AAIRS

  • Wiley Plus

Expanding Limits in Bb Current list of installed Building Blocks:  Section Merge Tool  Barnes

Expanding Limits in Bb

Current list of installed Building Blocks (AMENDED):

NOT ALL BB2s ARE FOR USE BY ALL CAMPUSES

  • Section Merge Tool (Not Permitted for use by SPS)

  • Barnes and Noble Nook Study

  • Browser Settings Test Browser

  • Collaborate Voice Authoring

  • EAC Outcomes (for use by limited # of campuses)

  • iTunes U (No longer functional as per i-Tunes)

  • Link Checker

  • Pearson MyLab and Mastering (Under Review) Approved

  • Softchalk Publish with Score Center (Under Review) (Approved)

  • Starfish (Under Review) Approved

  • Tegrity AAIRS (LICENSED BY HOSTOS)

  • Wiley Plus

  • VOICETHREAD licensed by individual campuses

Expanding Limits in Bb Current list of installed Building Blocks (AMENDED): NOT ALL BB2s ARE FOR

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Building Blocks: How we support them…

On the preceding slide is a list of the Blackboard Building Blocks currently in use or under review at CUNY. Links to

manuals or instructions for their use are provided where

available.

Please note: some Building Blocks are installed for particular campuses only and not all Building Blocks currently being tested will be accepted for later use

Expanding Limits in Bb Building Blocks: How we support them… On the preceding slide is a

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All Building Blocks are reviewed in an exhaustive testing

process and must receive approval before being installed in the live Blackboard environment.

In order to suggest that a new Building Block be considered for use at CUNY, please contact your local campus Blackboard Administrator.

Expanding Limits in Bb All Building Blocks are reviewed in an exhaustive testing process and must
Expanding Limits in Bb All Building Blocks are reviewed in an exhaustive testing process and must
Bluepulse Implementation: Some Lessons Learned
Bluepulse Implementation: Some
Lessons Learned
Bluepulse Implementation: Some Lessons Learned o Request
Bluepulse Implementation: Some Lessons
Learned
o
Request
  • Complete the security questionnaire and license agreement

    • Negotiate a free trial period that does not include the installation time

o

Proposal Submission

  • Follow all steps required in the proposal template

  • Schedule the users view presentation with vendors

  • Request technical or multidisciplinary team from vendor presentations

o

Configuration and Testing on Staging Environment

  • Schedule configuration meetings with CIS representatives, local

Blackboard System Administrator and vendors

  • Create a document with itemized configuration and testing information

o

Final Approval and Installation on Production Environment

  • Coordinate training details with vendors

    • Arrange flexible schedules for upgrades

      • Put together a support plan that includes: instructors and students guidelines as well as vendor resources

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Bb Steering Committee -- Planning

for the Future….

Governance

Facilitate Community Decision Making

Encourages Stakeholder Engagement

Project Management Techniques Application Lifecycle Management Release Planning Analytics

Expanding Limits in Bb Bb Steering Committee -- Planning for the Future….  Governance  Facilitate

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Suggestions for possible BB2’s?

Alternatives to Bb?

Suggestions for possible alternatives? Course Sites (owned by Bb) Instructure Canvas

Digication

MYEDU Moodle Google Classroom Word Press

Sakai

Alternatives to Bb

Support Issues Central Local Student Faculty

Student Training Faculty Training Help Desk Training

Alternatives to Bb

What do we need to do to

enable faculty to go off the reservation without really

leaving the reservation?

PILOTS

  • CIS ‘approved’

  • CIS ‘supported’

  • Cross Campus

  • Discipline Specific