James Cook University - Institutional Update October 2016

Blog Post created by kc36811 on Oct 18, 2016
  • Configuration: Managed hosting (diamond)
  • Production Learn release: Q4 2015 (upgraded 9th July 2016)
  • Staging Learn release: Q4 2015 CU2 currently installed and in testing, expecting to take into Production this Sunday/Monday barring any issues with exam periods
  • Testing Learn Release: Q2 2016 + Bb "Ultra-Like" theme, general investigation at this time
  • Next Production upgrade: Mid-2017, unsure which version as yet, likely Q4 2016 or SAAS depending on progress of development
  • Collaborate: Ultra, transitioning away from Classic
  • Originality reporting: SafeAssign
  • Current B2s, LTI tools, publisher and system integrations: Respondus, Pearson MyLabs, McGraw Hill, Wiley, Cengage, Lynda.com, PebblePad, Smartsparrow, YourTutor, Piazza, Bb Mobile Learn/Bb Student, Bb Analytics, eXplorance Blue, Concord Masterfile, SIS integration (SOAP) used extensively for course enrolments and group memberships from Student Management System (vendor Technology One)
  • Lecture capture: Mediasite - auto-scheduled and manual recordings


JCU is now approaching the end of Semester 2 2016 for domestic campuses, so Learn instance is entering a high usage period for assessment submissions and exam study.