Transitions and Extensions – What Schools Have Learned from Sakai Migrations


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Transitions and Extensions – What Schools Have Learned from Sakai Migrations

  1. 1. Transitions and Extensions:What Schools Have Learned from Sakai MigrationsJerry Calleson Andrew Ochs Rob Moore Brian
  2. 2. Transitions and ExtensionsJerry Calleson, jerry_calleson@unc.eduAndrew Ochs, andrew_ochs@unc.eduSchool of Public Health Information Technology DivisionFIRST STEPS WITH SAKAI
  3. 3. Fully Online Courses - Goals• Replicate Blackboard functionality• Ease of navigation• Balance clean design with ability for faculty to maintain and update
  4. 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. 5. Blackboard Navigation
  6. 6. Sakai Navigation
  7. 7. Blackboard Lesson
  8. 8. Sakai Lesson
  9. 9. Transition Web Reference
  10. 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. 11. Transitions and ExtensionsRob Moore, Instructional Technology Developer, robmoore@unc.eduSchool of Government Information Technology DivisionTHE ANATOMY OF TRANSITION STRATEGY
  12. 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. 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. 14. Consistency Across MPA CoursesTypical instructor wasusing Blackboard forcontent organization andsome were using Assignments
  15. 15. Consistency Across MPA Courses
  16. 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. 17. Transitions and ExtensionsBrian Moynihan, Project Manager, moynihan@med.unc.eduSchool of Medicine, Office of Medical EducationEXTENDING SAKAI BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
  18. 18. Overview• Use of Project Sites• Website and File Hosting• Extending the Calendar• Repurposing Data• Future Directions
  19. 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. 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. 21. Sakai Calendar (List View)
  22. 22. Calendar Export (ical/webcal)
  23. 23. Viewing/Overlaying Calendars
  24. 24. Repurposing Exported Calendar Data
  25. 25. Using Export Data for External Applications
  26. 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. 27. Contact Information Jerry Calleson Andrew Ochs Rob Moore Brian Moynihan