Category Archives: Pilots and Implementation

Meeting (#2) with Cindy Becker, School of English

Since my last meeting with Cindy, Karsten had made some progress with the prototype of the tagging widget. So I arranged to meet Cindy again, and invited Karsten along to observe the reaction what he had developed. As in the … Continue reading

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The Widget Bash

On the 23th and 24th of March I ventured up to the University of Bolton (UoB) to the JISC/CETIS widget bash. It was a session designed to promote and aid developers to understand the Wookie widget solution. The first day … Continue reading

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Some questions around the Video Upload widget

I composed a message recently about the video upload widget we currently have in our live version of Blackboard (version 8). I sent it to all those who’ve so far agreed to be involved in piloting and I’ve had a … Continue reading

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“Video Upload”

A quick note to say that we have changed the name of the box for uploading videos in Blackboard to “Video Upload”. Previously it was called “Video Dropbox” but we changed it in order to: Avoid confusion with the old … Continue reading

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Meeting with Karen Ayres, Applied Statistics

Before the Steering Group a couple of weeks ago, Karsten and I went to meet with Karen Ayres, who is an academic in the School of Applied Statistics and also a member on the Steering Group for the DEVELOP project. … Continue reading

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Meeting with Cindy Becker, School of English

A few weeks ago, I met with Cindy Becker in the department of English. She was one of the members of staff who asked if it might be possible to structure content in a Blackboard course in a different way. … Continue reading

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Meeting with Louise Hague, School of Law

This morning, I had a brief meeting with Louise Hague from the School of Law to discuss the portfolio widgets we are looking to develop. At the beginning of each academic year, Louise runs several workshops for a module called … Continue reading

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Invitation to Pilot

In order to keep track of who has agreed to pilot what for the project I have set up a wiki within our Blackboard system. (It can be found in the Organisation “DEVELOP” under the link “Pilots’ Wiki”, though only … Continue reading

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