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Outline presentation for the London Bb Users group, December 4th, 2009

Outline presentation for the London Bb Users group, December 4th, 2009

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  • 1. Fireworks or Explosion?
    Our Bb9 Experience and Journey
    Kate Boardman
  • 2. Teesside University
    Regional
    Demography
    FT/PT balance
    HEBP – FE network
    NHS contracts
    Police training provision
    25000 students
    60% part time
    60% mature
    60% Health
    Increasing WBL
    6 autonomous Schools
  • 3. Against
    Bb8 [almost] stable
    People had just learnt the new Gradebook
    [Some of us] had begun preparing in Bb8
    There were lots of bugs
    ICT Systems said they were overworked
  • 4. For (i)
    Bb8 wasn’t bug free either
    People had learnt the new Gradebook, getting the hang of Bb9 wouldn’t be rocket science
    [Some of us] had begun preparing for Bb9
    There were lots of bugs fixed
    ICT Systems always say they’re overworked
  • 5. For (ii)
    Didn’t want to still be on Bb8 in June 2010
    Wanted the flexible structure and modern UI
    In depth analysis of the bugs – no showstoppers
    Some of our open 8 tickets wouldn’t be fixed
  • 6. For (ii)
    Didn’t want to still be on Bb8 in June 2010
    Wanted the flexible structure and modern UI
    In depth analysis of the bugs – no showstoppers
    Some of our open 8 tickets wouldn’t be fixed
    Testers really liked it
  • 7. Issues
    Bug list
    Outstanding tickets
    Building blocks/3rd party software
    Performance - *nix v Windows
  • 8. Issues
    Bug list
    Outstanding tickets
    Building blocks/3rd party software
    Performance - *nix v Windows
    Bleeding edge > regular check-ins
    BOGOF > patchsets
  • 9. Irritations
    Notifications – big win > big loss
    Enrol staff – problem with private bb2
    Unidentifiable randomness
    Return to page 1
    Menu title != breadcrumb bar
    No frames = good, all ex-in frame = bad
  • 10. Irritations
    Notifications – big win > big loss
    Enrol staff – problem with private bb2
    Unidentifiable randomness
    Return to page 1
    Menu title != breadcrumb bar
    No frames = good, all ex-in frame = bad
    Individual browser/jave settings
  • 11. Wishlist
    RSS in
    RSS out
    More granular permissions
    Flexibility to cross populate eg. Staff Info (with fixed html and fixed photos)
    Better paste from Word
  • 12. Successes
    Design opportunities
  • 13.
  • 14. Successes
    Design opportunities
    ‘New’ features
    Introductory tutorials/guides
    Submit success
    Our own assessment/feedback bb2
    Live help
  • 15. Learnt
    Documentation & tutorials sooner
    Time for portal
    Hand-holding still required
  • 16. Learnt
    Documentation & tutorials sooner
    Time for portal
    Hand-holding still required
    I was right
    It is doable
    Don’t hesitate to dream
    But be prepared to work for it!