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The www.courses.miami.edu Course Management System

  1. 1. The www.courses.miami.edu Course Management System Presentation for the Provost May 1, 2001 Bill Vilberg Instructional Advancement Center
  2. 2. 01/29/15 Ed-Tech Lunch and Learn Series 2 * Agenda History & Vision Current Uses Instructor Demonstration
  3. 3. 01/29/15 Ed-Tech Lunch and Learn Series 3 * 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
  4. 4. 01/29/15 Ed-Tech Lunch and Learn Series 4 * Principal Selection Criteria Security of student information Ease of use by faculty Ease of use by students Capabilities
  5. 5. 01/29/15 Ed-Tech Lunch and Learn Series 5 * 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
  6. 6. 01/29/15 Ed-Tech Lunch and Learn Series 6 * 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
  7. 7. 01/29/15 Ed-Tech Lunch and Learn Series 7 * 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
  8. 8. 01/29/15 Ed-Tech Lunch and Learn Series 8 * 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
  9. 9. Actual UM Sites
  10. 10. 01/29/15 Ed-Tech Lunch and Learn Series 10 * CHM201 – Keith Wellman Announcements Learning materials See Course Documents chapters 9, 11, and 13 Practice exams Exam results summary Top student quizzes Gradebook
  11. 11. 01/29/15 Ed-Tech Lunch and Learn Series 11 * PSY403 – Ed Green Course Documents 3D neuroanatomy animations
  12. 12. 01/29/15 Ed-Tech Lunch and Learn Series 12 * PSY110 – Amy Schaffer Syllabus Learning materials On-line quizzes * Gradebook
  13. 13. 01/29/15 Ed-Tech Lunch and Learn Series 13 * NUR420 – Pat Livingstone and Rosemary Hall Announcements Course Documents External Links Groups (for e-mail access) *
  14. 14. 01/29/15 Ed-Tech Lunch and Learn Series 14 * EPS603 – Carol-Anne Phekoo Syllabus Course Documents Discussion Board *
  15. 15. 01/29/15 Ed-Tech Lunch and Learn Series 15 * NUR623 – Elaine Kauschinger Background: 13 students in 26 clinical sites each semester Announcements Course Information Presentations (PowerPoint) * Discussion Board (case studies) *
  16. 16. 01/29/15 Ed-Tech Lunch and Learn Series 16 * PTS541 – Rose Marie Rine Course Information * Course Documents * Well Organized
  17. 17. 01/29/15 Ed-Tech Lunch and Learn Series 17 * 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
  18. 18. 01/29/15 Ed-Tech Lunch and Learn Series 18 * REL101 – Stephen Sapp Announcements Course Documents, Sapp Multiple file types to increase accessibility PowerPoint, Word notes, PDF slides
  19. 19. 01/29/15 Ed-Tech Lunch and Learn Series 19 * ENG107 – Maranto Gina Background: IMPaCT program; one site for all students Student Papers in Course Documents External Links to generate interest and ideas
  20. 20. 01/29/15 Ed-Tech Lunch and Learn Series 20 * BSL696 – Ann Morales Announcements News articles (Course Documents) Prelecture reading for understanding Postlecture application of learning
  21. 21. 01/29/15 Ed-Tech Lunch and Learn Series 21 * MGT681 & 682 – James Shultz Syllabus PowerPoint lectures Including student presentations * External Links *
  22. 22. 01/29/15 Ed-Tech Lunch and Learn Series 22 * 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
  23. 23. 01/29/15 Ed-Tech Lunch and Learn Series 23 * EPS621 – Kent Burnett Banner at top of Announcements Course Information Staff Information External Links Smart Mice/Smart People * Discussion Board Smart Mice/Smart People *
  24. 24. 01/29/15 Ed-Tech Lunch and Learn Series 24 * EPS512 – Kent Burnett External Link Classroom Video *
  25. 25. 01/29/15 Ed-Tech Lunch and Learn Series 25 * IRB – Paul Braunschweiger Multi-institutional training site Federally mandated training Anytime/anywhere access Sequential control of material Thousands of users
  26. 26. The www.courses.miami.edu Course Management System Thank You

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