Bb9 story so far

634 views

Published on

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

Published in: Education, Technology
  • Be the first to comment

Bb9 story so far

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

×