University of Delaware Update
               Presentation to the LTC – 4-2-2009




Mathieu Plourde, LMS Project Leader/In...
Presentation Plan
1. Sakai@UD
      I.     Metrics
      II.    LMS Committee
      III.   FAQ and Documentation Efforts
 ...
1. Sakai@UD
• Deployed in full production since September
  2008.
• Phasing out WebCT 4.1
• UDLMS project site to follow o...
I. Sakai@UD Metrics
                                              Warning!
                   The following data is an app...
Fall Course Sites in a
                         Learning Management System at UD
1400




1200




1000


                ...
Spring Course Sites in a
                       Learning Management System at UD
1200




1000




 800

                 ...
Proportion of Course Sites

            Fall 2008                                         Spring 2009




                ...
Unique Faculty Users
• Unique faculty who have created at least one
  Sakai course:

   Fall 2008                         ...
II. LMS Committee

• Original Purpose: Select an LMS
• Current Purpose: Serve as Ambassadors
       • Coordinated by IT an...
http://tinyurl.com/UD-UseCases
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III. FAQ and Documentation Efforts
                                                                                    Cha...
IV. Sakai@UD Project Sites
• Since February 2009, faculty and staff can create
  project sites.
• Same tools, different pu...
V. Farewell to WebCT




                                                      Attribution: Creativity+ Timothy K Hamilton...
Sakai Project Implementation Overview
      = Done




                                   Metrics           Fall 2008
    ...
Sakai Project Implementation Overview


       End of Blackboard full operational
            support for WebCT 4.1
      ...
Categories of Faculty Users
                                                                           I’m waiting until t...
2. Drupal CMS

• Drupal is being deployed as a centrally-
  supported content management
  system at UD
       • Education...
Selecting Drupal
• Information Technologies (IT) chaired CMS committee
           faculty and staff from UD colleges
     ...
What is Drupal?
Drupal is…
• A database-driven web application written in PHP.

• An open-source Content Management System...
User Perspective of Drupal Services

                                                                    Drupal-prod
     ...
Online Resources                       IT – User Ed
                                                                 Works...
Timeline for IT Drupal Services
     Drupal Selected: February 2008
•
     Preparation: February – November 2008
•
     Hi...
3. IT Reorganization
• Susan Foster, Leila Lyons, and Lonnie Hearn
  retired
• Carl Jacobson appointed CIO and VP-IT
• “Re...
Academic Technology Services




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Thank You!
• Questions, Comments?

• Mathieu Plourde
     LMS Project Leader/Instructional Designer – IT-User Services
   ...
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4-2-2009 UD Update LTC0409

  1. 1. University of Delaware Update Presentation to the LTC – 4-2-2009 Mathieu Plourde, LMS Project Leader/Instructional Designer IT-User Services
  2. 2. Presentation Plan 1. Sakai@UD I. Metrics II. LMS Committee III. FAQ and Documentation Efforts IV. Project Sites V. Farewell to WebCT 2. Drupal CMS 3. IT Reorganization 2 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  3. 3. 1. Sakai@UD • Deployed in full production since September 2008. • Phasing out WebCT 4.1 • UDLMS project site to follow our progress: • http://www.udel.edu/udlms/ 3 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  4. 4. I. Sakai@UD Metrics Warning! The following data is an approximation. CONTROLLED SELF-SERVICE Attribution: Jeffrey Beall on Flick.com Attribution: Sean Munson on Flick.com 4 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  5. 5. Fall Course Sites in a Learning Management System at UD 1400 1200 1000 597 800 Sakai WebCT 600 837 400 782 663 571 563 508 200 344 215 40 0 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 5 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  6. 6. Spring Course Sites in a Learning Management System at UD 1200 1000 800 723 Sakai 600 WebCT 797 400 782 676 596 453 200 365 362 219 141 0 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 6 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  7. 7. Proportion of Course Sites Fall 2008 Spring 2009 33% 49% WebCT WebCT 51% Sakai Sakai 67% 7 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  8. 8. Unique Faculty Users • Unique faculty who have created at least one Sakai course: Fall 2008 346 Winter 2009 68 Spring 2009 432 Unique (all semesters) ½ Faculty 573 8 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  9. 9. II. LMS Committee • Original Purpose: Select an LMS • Current Purpose: Serve as Ambassadors • Coordinated by IT and the Vice-Provost • Faculty members from all seven colleges • IT staff involved with Sakai • Ambassadors Role • Gather feedback Quarterly Meetings • Pass information around + • Troubleshoot in their unit Collaboration Space 9 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  10. 10. http://tinyurl.com/UD-UseCases 10 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  11. 11. III. FAQ and Documentation Efforts Changed the Help home page to direct users to the Support and Training site. Integrated the UD Google search engine. Created a list of FAQs. This list is driven by the number of Help Center requests. 11 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  12. 12. IV. Sakai@UD Project Sites • Since February 2009, faculty and staff can create project sites. • Same tools, different purposes: Collaboration • File storage • Not associated with a course roster • Different roles and permissions • 12 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  13. 13. V. Farewell to WebCT Attribution: Creativity+ Timothy K Hamilton on Flick.com 13 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  14. 14. Sakai Project Implementation Overview = Done Metrics Fall 2008 Metrics Spring 2009 (in progress) Sakai sites 597 course sites Sakai sites 723 course sites Begin full WebCT sites 571 course sites operational WebCT sites 362 course sites Target 20% of course sites on Sakai support for Target 50% of course sites on Sakai Actual 51% of course sites on Sakai Sakai Actual 67% of course sites on Sakai Departmental demos, faculty developing and delivering their courses, self-help, workshops, individual consultations + WebCT support FALL ‘08 SPRING ‘09 WINTER ‘09 SUMMER ‘09 Faculty survey Project sites made available for Faculty/Staff Sakai track at Summer Faculty Institute Project sites made Deployment of available for students Sakai 2.6 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update 14 Information Technologies Updated March 26, 2009
  15. 15. Sakai Project Implementation Overview End of Blackboard full operational support for WebCT 4.1 End of WebCT support at UD Faculty developing and delivering their courses, self-help, Workshops, individual consultations FALL ‘09 SPRING ‘10 WINTER ‘10 SUMMER ‘10 Metrics Fall 2009 Metrics Spring 2010 Target 80% of course sites on Sakai Target 95% of course sites on Sakai 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update 15 Information Technologies Updated March 26, 2009
  16. 16. Categories of Faculty Users I’m waiting until the next semester I am teaching. • Prior WebCT Users: Migrated all their courses to Sakai. • Sakai is missing a feature I had in WebCT! Migrated some courses to Sakai. • Did not migrate anything yet, but intends to do so. • Did not migrate, and does not intend to. • I hope to catch up during slower times, like Summer. I’m about to retire, so I don’t need an LMS anymore. don’t bug me! I did not know about Show me what is available WebCT, but Sakai is great! • Other Users: at UD. • New to using a LMS. I don’t need any technology • New UD Faculty. to teach my course! • Non-Users. I’m doing just fine with my own Web 2.0 stuff. 16 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  17. 17. 2. Drupal CMS • Drupal is being deployed as a centrally- supported content management system at UD • Educational practices have not been discussed… yet! 17 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  18. 18. Selecting Drupal • Information Technologies (IT) chaired CMS committee faculty and staff from UD colleges • administrative staff • IT staff • staff from UD Office of Communication and Marketing (OCM). • • Looked at… • Other Universities • Commercial CMS products • Open-source CMS products. • After a series of focus group meetings, Drupal was selected! 18 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  19. 19. What is Drupal? Drupal is… • A database-driven web application written in PHP. • An open-source Content Management System (CMS) freely available under the GPL. • A community building platform. • A web development framework. Use Drupal as a platform to build a broad range of web applications. -Source: Drupal For Education and E-Learning, Author: Bill Fitzgerald 19 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  20. 20. User Perspective of Drupal Services Drupal-prod Drupal-dev • Limited File system • No file system access access • Backup nightly • Backup nightly • DB • DB • File System • File System • Content editing, • User performs modification development and • Implementation of Drupal-test testing tested functionalities • No user access • Initial content • Backup nightly creation (Major • DB upgrades) • File System • IT “sandbox” – testing versions, updates 20 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  21. 21. Online Resources IT – User Ed Workshops Webdev Community & Consultations UD Drupal Documentation Training & Support Drupal Workouts Opportunities IT Help Center Mini-workshops 4/2/2009 21 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  22. 22. Timeline for IT Drupal Services Drupal Selected: February 2008 • Preparation: February – November 2008 • Hire Tina: December 2008 • “Alpha” Development: December ‘08 – January ’09 • Steering Committee Formed: February 2009 • “Beta” Development: February – March 2009 • First live site: April 2009 • Basic Support: Summer 2009 • Full Support: Fall 2009 • 22 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  23. 23. 3. IT Reorganization • Susan Foster, Leila Lyons, and Lonnie Hearn retired • Carl Jacobson appointed CIO and VP-IT • “Responsibility-based budgeting” will give colleges more control • Central services are financed by a tax • IT must define core services • Mathieu Plourde appointed LMS Project Leader • Creation of the ATS 23 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  24. 24. Academic Technology Services 24 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update
  25. 25. Thank You! • Questions, Comments? • Mathieu Plourde LMS Project Leader/Instructional Designer – IT-User Services mathieu@udel.edu 302-831-4060 http://udel.edu/~mathieu http://twitter.com/mathplourde http://www.slideshare.net/mathplourde Facebook, LinkedIn: Mathieu Plourde 25 4/2/2009 LTC - University of Delaware Update

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