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The Office of Information Technology OIT UPDATES University Assembly September 13, 2011 Rob Robinson Assistant Vice Provost Director, Office of Learning.

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1 The Office of Information Technology OIT UPDATES University Assembly September 13, 2011 Rob Robinson Assistant Vice Provost Director, Office of Learning & Engagement

2 The Office of Information Technology Banner – Blackboard Integration More tightly connect Blackboard with Banner Enable automatic course-shell creation Significantly reduces manual processes Enables grades to move more easily from Bb to Banner Direct push, or Download spreadsheet, manipulate, upload Multiple parts to the project, including…

3 The Office of Information Technology Single Student ID Blackboard-Banner integration required use of a single student identity MY UTSA ID (abc123) is now the primary credential for log-on, replacing the Banner ID Communications tsunami OIT as well as Admissions, Enrollment Services, Registrar, etc. Some students still confused Technical glitches – worked through.

4 The Office of Information Technology New Learning Management System Blackboard CE8 is end of life in January 2013 Faculty Task Force ~40 members Provide feedback Experience and review potential replacement systems Decision factors Faculty, staff, student feedback Technical and financial Conversion and training

5 The Office of Information Technology New Learning Management System Platforms being reviewed Blackboard Learn Desire2Learn Pearson E-College Moodle/Joule Instructure Canvas

6 The Office of Information Technology Hybrid Courses Summer Hybrid Academy 70 attendees to date Courses being offered every semester Continuous growth Classroom Scheduling Working with Registrars Office to develop & deploy guidance. Guidelines and forms on Registrars website

7 The Office of Information Technology Faculty Instructional Tech Lab FIT Lab to open in Spring 12 Hands-on technology Access to Instructional Design/Developer teams Classroom, hybrid, online modes

8 The Office of Information Technology Board of Regents/UT System Institute for Transformative Learning $50M over two years …competitive grants, matching awards, and awards for leading innovators, as well as through public/private ventures MYEDU.com System-wide agreement …provide enhanced access to online data including academic course, grade history, and degree information

9 The Office of Information Technology Questions? Contact: Rob Robinson


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