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UQ Update April 2018

Posted by scolly Apr 18, 2018

Projects on...

  • e-assessment to find an e-exam system and establish a BYOD program
  • Likely to change from Adobe to Zoom
  • bus case for Padlet site licence
  • Rolling out Best Practice Course Design Guidelines
  • Bb upgrade in July (on prem)
  • LMS options review during 2018 - EOI
  • Looking at Eesysoft Analytics
  • lots more
  • Rebuilding 30 large courses / year to have dream features - possibly using SPOCS

We've just ran a JISC survey on student  technology and prelim results from 5K+ students ion Bb is


Simon Collyer



CDU Update April 2018

Posted by bsearle Apr 17, 2018

Hosting - Bb Managed Hosted, Diamond Client

Environments - Production, Staging and Test

Current Release – Bb Learn 9.1 Q4,2016

Next Upgrade – July 2018, (Bb Learn SaaS, Q2, 2018)


Bb License -  Community, Content Management System, Bb App, Modo Labs, Social Profiles and Tools, Blackboard Portfolios, Bb Collaborate (Original/Ultra), Bb A4L, SQL Reporting Services, Pyramid Analytics, VoiceThread, Bb Smart View (help desk sevices) Bb Student Services (Student and staff help desk)

Other Building blocks/plugins/LTI tools include -


Explorance (Student Evaluation)


Accreditation Data (Custom B2)       

Log in As

Basic LTI


Bb Collaborate Original

Respondus LockDown Browser (entreprise wide)

Bb Collaborate Ultra Experience (soft launch)

Studiosity (formerly YourTutor)

Blackboard App

EesySoft - EesyMessaging & EesySupport (Semester 1 launch targeting students)


In Progress-

Bb Learn SaaS Migration and upgrade Bb Learn
LTI - Catapult E-learning (VET online)

SIS Framework
Muti-year agreement Blackboard
Single Sign On

EesySoft - EesyMessaging & EesySupport (Semester 2 launch targeting staff)
Modo Labs CDU Mobile Application

Under Review-

ShareStream SaaS model

Bb Ally (evaluation)

Under consideration-

ePortfolio Tools

E-Texts and Partner Cloud


Interested In Feedback About-

e-portfilio tools being used by the others

Migration to Bb Learn SaaS
UAT processes and steps