UQ Update Jan 2019

Blog Post created by scolly on Jan 16, 2019

In 2019 we are working on the following projects:

  • In July an upgrade to April 2019 release: Blackboard Learn 9.1 Q2 2019
  • Deploying Echo ALP - initially focusing on it being an option for Turningpoint Responseware
  • We expect to progress with a BYOD device policy
  • Our EOI and RFT for e-assessment systems will continue
  • We are conducting a Virtual Learning Environment review to see if there might be better options for LMS and associated suite of systems. The review is expected to be done by June.
  • Meanwhile more mods to our on-prem Bb: a bulk file upload tool to allow annotation of assessment material using alternate tools; a Bb to student system grades transfer tool; maybe a grades hurdle tool.
  • Have been piloting Eesysoft - leading to a business case
  • Building more exemplar courses - partly using edX (connected to Bb)
  • Hopefully will have a new corporate training LMS as part of the new HR system - and offload them from Bb which does not seem to cope with the numbers (100K+)
  • More Chalk and Wire ePortfolio deployments
  • Have decommissioned Adobe Connect in favour of Zoom
  • Runnning an adaptive learning tool proof of concept using Cerego
  • Running a scenario based learning proof of concept using Kaltura RAPT.
  • Runing a micro credential project
  • Building an Analytics dashboard for coordinators
  • Student placements project
  • Promoting: best practice online course design standards to increase consistency across courses: grades management security; pre-recorded lectures; high value classroom experiences;