Transitions and Extensions – What Schools Have Learned from Sakai Migrations
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  • 1. Transitions and Extensions:What Schools Have Learned from Sakai MigrationsJerry Calleson Andrew Ochs Rob Moore Brian Moynihanjerry_calleson@unc.edu andrew_ochs@unc.edu robmoore@unc.edu moynihan@med.unc.edu
  • 2. Transitions and ExtensionsJerry Calleson, jerry_calleson@unc.eduAndrew Ochs, andrew_ochs@unc.eduSchool of Public Health Information Technology DivisionFIRST STEPS WITH SAKAI
  • 3. Fully Online Courses - Goals• Replicate Blackboard functionality• Ease of navigation• Balance clean design with ability for faculty to maintain and update
  • 4. Content Migration and Organization• Did not use Migrate Content Tool o Resulting structure can be difficult to navigate• Created HTML template for lesson content o Preserve lesson structure in Blackboard o Lesson elements displayed ona single page o Copy/Paste from Blackboard• Assignments and tests no longer linked directly from the lesson page
  • 5. Blackboard Navigation
  • 6. Sakai Navigation
  • 7. Blackboard Lesson
  • 8. Sakai Lesson
  • 9. Transition Web Reference
  • 10. How Has it Worked?• In short – very well• Minor issues: o WYSIWYG editor can be difficult to use • Small window • Pasting from Word o Not easy for instructors to upload documents on the fly and link them from the html lesson page o Anticipate some problems with broken links when courses are copied
  • 11. Transitions and ExtensionsRob Moore, Instructional Technology Developer, robmoore@unc.eduSchool of Government Information Technology DivisionTHE ANATOMY OF TRANSITION STRATEGY
  • 12. It’s Time to Make a Move• 2 Year MPA Program• Needed to move from Blackboard to Sakai Fall 2011 so that students would have one LMS through entire program
  • 13. Migrating from Blackboard to Sakai2. ITS created a Sakai tool that allowed for the import from1. Instructors can export documents and external linksofexported document zipBlackboard to zip file file into Sakai Resources folder
  • 14. Consistency Across MPA CoursesTypical instructor wasusing Blackboard forcontent organization andsome were using Assignments
  • 15. Consistency Across MPA Courses
  • 16. Support and Training3.2. Added all faculty to introduce faculty to Sakai andSakai project1. Created modules members that were migrated hadwhatmodule a tutorials page for each faculty which to the changesSite to as invideos aidwell as general Sakai tutorialswere made communication and posting of new tutorials
  • 17. Transitions and ExtensionsBrian Moynihan, Project Manager, moynihan@med.unc.eduSchool of Medicine, Office of Medical EducationEXTENDING SAKAI BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
  • 18. Overview• Use of Project Sites• Website and File Hosting• Extending the Calendar• Repurposing Data• Future Directions
  • 19. Project Sites• Potentially a replacement for Sharepoint o Allows for guest users o Document storage • Using the browser • Drag and Drop (using WebDav) o Communication tools o Calendar o HTML pages/wiki easy to create & modify• Examples o Admissions Committees, branch campuses, research groups, reading groups, steering committees…
  • 20. Website and File Hosting• Hosting full websites (including site archives)• Hosting files that are open to the world, open a set group, or private• Better than a flash drive!
  • 21. Sakai Calendar (List View)
  • 22. Calendar Export (ical/webcal)
  • 23. Viewing/Overlaying Calendars
  • 24. Repurposing Exported Calendar Data
  • 25. Using Export Data for External Applications
  • 26. Future Directions• LMS as a potential gold mine of data o Student usage o Grade analytics o Recommendation Engine o Search• Hoping for access to new exports of data
  • 27. Contact Information Jerry Calleson jerry_calleson@unc.edu Andrew Ochs andrew_ochs@unc.edu Rob Moore robmoore@unc.edu Brian Moynihan moynihan@med.unc.edu