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SCU Update - Sept 2019

Posted by sgardner Sep 11, 2019

Southern Cross University - Update Sept 2019

SaaS Continuous Delivery (CD) as of 15 June 2018

Current Version: Release 3700.9.0-rel.23+e0c105e

License and Use: Community, Content Management System, Bb App (Modo Labs), Social Profiles and Tools, Blackboard Portfolios, Blackboard Collaborate (Original and Ultra), BbDDA

 

Authentication: SAML & LDAP & Learn Internal

 

3rd Party or Custom Building Blocks

  • Course Menu Modification Tool - All the Ducks
  • Ex Libris Integration - All the Ducks
  • Staff Info Web Service - All the Ducks
  • UniMentor - All the Ducks
  • Custom Site List - All the Ducks
  • Certificate of Completion - Griffith University
  • Basic LTI Tools - Oscelot
  • Eesysoft Reports, Messages, Support- Eesysoft (using Tableau now)
  • Javascript Hacks Tool - Oscelot
  • Mediasite LTI
  • ReadSpeaker & Text Aid - Readspeaker
  • Unit Feedback - Explorance
  • Student View Tool - Swinburne UoT
  • Talis Aspire - Oscelot
  • Turnitin Basic 2.7.6 trialling  bb-basic-2.8.0-jdk_1.8.war
  • SensusAccess - Accessibility file conversion tool
  • Studiosity Module 2.2.-1
  • York Data Source Key Tool - University of York
  • York Xid Locator - University of York
  • Grammarly - trialling Session 3 now, rolling out to all in 2020

 

 

Active Blackboard Building Blocks

  • SIS Framework Controller
  • Data Source Manager
  • Collaborate Original & Ultra
  • Mobile Web Services
  • Cloud Profiles
  • Cloud Storage Integration
  • Portfolios
  • Social Profiles and Tools
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SCU Update as of 12 Sept 2019

Posted by sgardner Oct 12, 2016

Blackboard Learn SaaS  Continuous Delivery -- Servers for production, staging, test environments

  • License and use: Community, Content Management System, Bb App (Modo Labs), Social Profiles and Tools, Blackboard Portfolios, Blackboard Collaborate (Original and Ultra), OpenDB
  • Current Release 3500.3.0-rel.6+d946e98
  • Building blocks/plugins/LTI tools include
    • Turnitin 2.7.6  testing  bb-basic-2.8.0-jdk_1.8.war
    • SafeAssign *Disabled
    • Talis Aspire (myReadings)
    • Explorance (Unit Feedback)
    • Studiosity (formerly YourTutor) - Phasing out
    • JSHacks (20+ in use)
    • Student View Tool (Swinburne)
    • Class Groups (Bond University - All the Ducks) - used to auto-populate groups based on enrolment location
    • Custom Site List (All the Ducks)
    • Menu modification tool (All the Ducks)
    • UniMentor - Self Matching system for mentors/mentees (All the Ducks)
    • Ex Libris module - Library Loans (All the Ducks)
    • York xID locator (University of York)
    • York Data Source Key Tool (University of York)
    • LoginAs (Grand Rapids Community College)
    • Seneca Who's Online (Seneca College)
    • Mediasite (Enterprise)
      • Plans to integrate Mediasite into Blackboard with server version 7.2 by Session 3
    • Camtasia (Enterprise)
    • ReadSpeaker/TextAid released to all on 20 Feb 2017 and for the whole of 2017 there were 1593 hours of audio requested to 'listen' to
      • TextAid had 207 hours of audio requested in 2019 so far
        • Currently, there are 1470 registered TextAid users - TextAid now does speech to text!
    • ReadSpeaker audio requests in 2019 are up to 919 hours to date
    • SensusAccess - a file conversion tool that allows SCU users to convert any file into the format that best fits their needs, including Braille and ePubs.
  • Eesysoft Support Centre, Messaging and Reports are running very well
  • Grammarly - Piloting in Session 3, and expecting to rollout to all students in 2020
  • Examity - Piloting in Session 2 2019 for final exam in a few units