Anyone using the Baylor Univ Attendance B2 with SaaS and/or know it it works with a SaaS deployment? We are about to migrate. Thanks
This is a two part answer...
1. With Managed Hosting or SaaS, you will need to provide the external MS SQL database that holds the custom tables required. So if you were self hosting on Windows, there is more to getting the B2 working than just installing it on the hosted/saas Learn.
2. It passed some smoke testing on SaaS- 3000.9. It can be installed and configured and launches in original view courses.
Note also that the solution ownership was transferred from Baylor to Hardin-Simmons U. Melissa Stange wrote about it in 2015 here: Behind The Scenes Technology: Online Attendance Bb Learn B2 Update
Thanks much for sharing this info including Melissa Stange's article
I searched on the Oscelot site and I did see this B2 or under extensions.
Where is the download for this currently located if someone doesn't have and wanted to check it out?
Let me know and thanks much for your input.
Quote from Melissa Stange's post:
However, you won't find the building block (B2) on the OSCELOT site anymore. Instead you will find it on the Behind The Blackboard Partner Extension Catalogue (http://www.blackboard.com/Partnerships/Extensions.aspx). The importance thing is to make sure to select the one from Hardin-Simmons, because at the time of this blog post Blackboard Inc. had not yet removed the old Baylor tool, I am assuming because Baylor's tool worked with older (out of date) versions of LEARN.
Thanks much for pointing that out; I was confused about it not being under Baylor as it was referred in the thread.
Unfortunately, the blog is no longer available:
Blog has been removed
Sorry, the blog at btstwm.blogspot.com has been removed. This address is not available for new blogs.
Perhaps Melissa Stange moved to a different blog platform?
Ian - anything specific you are looking for?
Trying to find out more about the Hardin-Simmons version. The Extensions site only gives you the B2, but no instructions on how to set up the database, etc.
If I remember correctly, I think there is a documentation folder IN the .war file with these instruction.
Ah, you are correct
attendancev240.war (when expanded) has a "documentation" folder which contains
* Attendance Building Block.pptx
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