Thursday, February 14, 2008

Notes on Bb Conference Call - 1/29/2008

Red - Greater interest to Faculty
Blue - My additional comments

Blue Ridge, Central, J. Sargeant Reynolds, John Tyler, Lord Fairfax, Northern, System Office, Piedmont, Southwest, Thomas Nelson, Virginia Western, Wytheville

Did not attend:
Dabney, Danville, Eastern Shore, Germanna, Mountain Empire, New River, Patrick Henry, Paul D. Camp, Rappahannock, Southside, Tidewater, Virginia Highlands
As with the notes from 1/22/2008, these notes are a bit scrawny.

  • No-copy/no-print script issues
    Please see the thread on VCCS discuss. We will put these in one spot that is accessible to faculty.

  1. Classtop
  2. SafeAssign – free replacement for Turnitin
  3. Respondus Lockdown Browser
  4. LearningObjects
  5. iTunes

  • Some tests are not copying
    Please file a ticket
  • SSL
    We are working with Blackboard consulting to implement SSL. We will test the impact of this before any production implementation, and run SSL in parallel to regular access before any switchover.
  • Discussion board performance is still an issue
    SP1 will hopefully resolve some of this.
  • Future schedule for audio-conferences
    The consensus during the call was that we could shift to an every other week schedule from now on. The next call will be on 2/12/2008.

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