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Gregory Beyrer July 22, 2010 For audio call Toll Free 1 - 888-886-3951 and use PIN/code 415664 From Blackboard to Desire2Learn
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Glossary Organizations CRC = Cosumnes River College CVC = California Virtual Campus Software LMS = learning management system Bb = Blackboard D2L = Desire2Learn
Overview CRCs LMS history How we decided to switch Why we chose Desire2Learn Transition timeline Helping users change Assessing the alteration Q & A
CRC and Blackboard Bb was CRCs first LMS CVC pilot then district-wide license in fall 2001 Faculty-led dramatic growth Spring 2001 to spring 2007: Bb sections from 13 to 657 Bb enrollments from 272 to 16,360 Of CRCs Bb courses in spring 2007, 19% were fully online
A Question for the Audience Has your institution been using the same LMS for more than five years?
How We Decided to Switch Periodic assessment of faculty and student user satisfaction District-wide Educational Technology Committee initiated a process in spring 2007 to compare alternatives Technically valid options first Representative task group made recommendation to committee
Why Desire2Learn Ease in transferring extant content Ease of use Feature set includes tools for documenting the achievement of student learning outcomes D2L fits well with our faculty users desires to customize the online learning environment at the course level
A Question for the Audience Does your primary institution use Blackboard?
Transition Timeline (1 of 2) Spring 2008: Train the trainers; create training materials for users with and without Bb experience; identify faculty for summer pilot; train pilots, help desk, and college support staff; convert Bb course export files Summer 2008: Pilot classes, begin mass training, revise system and training materials based on user input (student and faculty assessment)
Transition Timeline (2 of 2) Fall 2008: Faculty choose which system to use, switch primary infrastructure to support D2L, encourage all faculty to participate in D2L training, revise based on user input Spring 2009: Faculty choose which system to use, finish training faculty, finish converting Bb course export files, revise based on user input Summer 2009: All district-supported LMS courses on Desire2Learn
Helping Faculty Change Easy to use / similar concepts Content conversion Training and documents for Bb users Bb to D2L: Step by Step Control Panel Cheat Sheet Additional summer support Yearlong transition
Helping Students Change Easy to use / similar concepts Faculty-led transition Desktop videos Self-paced course built in to the system One number to call for help
A Question for the Audience How does your institution assess the effectiveness of its LMS investment?
Assessing the Alteration Regular user surveys …Faculty and students …Summer 2008, fall 2008, spring 2009 Faculty comments Student comments Weekly meetings of LMS team The perspective of a distance education coordinator