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  • The www.courses.miami.edu Course Management System Presentation for the Provost May 1, 2001 Bill Vilberg Instructional Advancement Center
  • Agenda
    • History & Vision
    • Current Uses
    • Instructor Demonstration
  • UM Timeline
    • May 1998: Began work at UM to “encourage and support the faculty in appropriate uses of technology to enhance instruction.”
    • Fall 1998: Identified need for Course Management System (CMS)
    • Spring 1999: Evaluated alternatives, recommended Blackboard’s CourseInfo, received authorization, acquired hardware, installed system
    • Summer 2000: First use
  • Principal Selection Criteria
    • Security of student information
    • Ease of use by faculty
    • Ease of use by students
    • Capabilities
  • System Usage
    • Summer 1999: 12 courses (CI 2)
    • Fall 1999: 110 courses
    • Spring 2000: 220 courses (CI 4)
    • Fall 2000: 350 courses (  50% of students)
    • Spring 2001: 350 courses
  • Student Satisfaction Surveys ( Fall 1999 : 741 students; Spring 2000 : 530 students)
    • 90% overall satisfaction rate
    • 87% want other courses to use it
    • 64% believe it has enhanced their learning
    • 93% indicated the instructor was comfortable using the system
  • Faculty Satisfaction Survey ( Spring 2001 : 67 faculty)
    • 93% overall satisfaction rate
    • 90% look forward to using it again
    • 84% think other faculty should use it
    • 73% believe it has enhanced student learning
  • Vision
    • >70% of courses actively use the system
    • Schools/colleges, departments, organizations, committees have sites
    • Automated processes (course site creation/enrollment)
    • Primary source for academic (and organizational) interaction
  • Actual UM Sites
  • CHM201 – Keith Wellman
    • Announcements
    • Learning materials
      • See Course Documents chapters 9, 11, and 13
    • Practice exams
    • Exam results summary
    • Top student quizzes
    • Gradebook
  • PSY403 – Ed Green
    • Course Documents
      • 3D neuroanatomy animations
  • PSY110 – Amy Schaffer
    • Syllabus
    • Learning materials
    • On-line quizzes *
    • Gradebook
  • NUR420 – Pat Livingstone and Rosemary Hall
    • Announcements
    • Course Documents
    • External Links
    • Groups (for e-mail access) *
  • EPS603 – Carol-Anne Phekoo
    • Syllabus
    • Course Documents
    • Discussion Board *
  • NUR623 – Elaine Kauschinger
    • Background: 13 students in 26 clinical sites each semester
    • Announcements
    • Course Information
    • Presentations (PowerPoint) *
    • Discussion Board (case studies) *
  • PTS541 – Rose Marie Rine
    • Course Information *
    • Course Documents *
      • Well Organized
  • ENG330 – Wes Glassgow
    • Course Documents
      • (see “Bad News Letter”)
    • Groups (e-mail access)
      • Used to communicate with students by an adjunct faculty who is not on campus as frequently as he would like to be
  • REL101 – Stephen Sapp
    • Announcements
    • Course Documents, Sapp
      • Multiple file types to increase accessibility
      • PowerPoint, Word notes, PDF slides
  • ENG107 – Maranto Gina
    • Background: IMPaCT program; one site for all students
    • Student Papers in Course Documents
    • External Links to generate interest and ideas
  • BSL696 – Ann Morales
    • Announcements
    • News articles (Course Documents)
      • Prelecture reading for understanding
      • Postlecture application of learning
  • MGT681 & 682 – James Shultz
    • Syllabus
    • PowerPoint lectures
      • Including student presentations *
    • External Links *
  • CIS681 – Stanley Goldstein
    • Announcements
      • Topics to be covered in class
    • Table of Contents (in Course Information)
    • Discussion Board
      • See sections 8, 9, and 13
      • Look at Sandra Gonzalez
  • EPS621 – Kent Burnett
    • Banner at top of Announcements
    • Course Information
    • Staff Information
    • External Links
      • Smart Mice/Smart People *
    • Discussion Board
      • Smart Mice/Smart People *
  • EPS512 – Kent Burnett
    • External Link
      • Classroom Video *
  • IRB – Paul Braunschweiger
    • Multi-institutional training site
    • Federally mandated training
    • Anytime/anywhere access
    • Sequential control of material
    • Thousands of users
  • The www.courses.miami.edu Course Management System Thank You