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Bb Hosting At UC

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Bb Hosting At UC

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  2. 2. Bb Hosting @ UC<br />Service overview <br />Training and Documentation<br />System and support<br />Usage Statistics<br />Q&A<br />
  3. 3. Hosted Schools by year<br />Edison Community College (2004)<br />Marion Technical College (2004)<br />Archdiocese of Cincinnati (2004)<br />Capital University (2005)<br />Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (2006)<br />Columbus State Community College (2006)<br />Ohio Wesleyan University (2006)<br />Denison University (2007)<br />Mount Vernon Nazarene University (2008)<br />Cincinnati Public Schools (2009)<br />North Central State College (June 2009)<br />
  4. 4. Hosted schools by Bb version<br />Columbus State Community College – 7.3.230.0<br />Cincinnati State Technical and Community College – 7.3.230.0<br />Marion Technical College – 7.3.230.0<br />Ohio Wesleyan University – 7.3.230.0<br />Capital University – 7.3.230.2<br />Edison Community College – 7.3.230.2<br />University of Cincinnati – 8.0.375.0<br />Mount Vernon Nazarene University – 8.0.422.0<br />North Central State College – 8.0.422.0<br />Cincinnati Public Schools – 9.0.351.13<br />Archdiocese of Cincinnati – 9.0.440.0<br />Denison University – 9.0.440.0<br />
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  6. 6. Bb Community Involvement<br />Presentations<br />Site Visits<br />9.1 beta<br />Listservs<br />Building Blocks<br />
  7. 7. Bb Hosting @ UC – What is included?<br />Service Level Agreement<br />99.7% uptime guarantee<br />$100 per hour penalty<br />Training & Documentation<br />System Support<br />Assistance in customizing Bb<br />Usage Statistics<br />yesterday.Bb<br />
  8. 8. Training<br />3 days of instructor training<br />On site w/ two trainers<br />Intro to Bb class<br />Advanced Bb<br />Communicating w/students via Bb<br />Using Bb for assignments<br />3 days of sysadmin training<br />Sessions can be customized<br />
  9. 9. Documentation<br />Bb Instructors Manual – 4th ed.<br />“Best Practice” guides<br />Training session handouts<br />Transition guides<br />
  10. 10. Bb System @ UC<br />
  11. 11. Bb System @ UC - Individual school setup<br />Load Balancers<br />Application Servers<br />http://vowens1.msbb.uc.edu<br />http://vowenschat1.msbb.uc.edu<br />Database Cluster<br />
  12. 12. System Support - Overview<br />http://twitter.com/ucblackboard<br />
  13. 13. System Support – BtB Tickets<br />
  14. 14. Customizations<br />Branding/URLs<br />SSL<br />LDAP<br />SSO<br />Building blocks<br />Data integration jobs<br />Bb Transaction System<br />Username changes<br />Stats reports<br />
  15. 15. Customization – URL & Branding<br />https://mycstate.cincinnatistate.edu<br />https://courses.denison.edu<br />http://globalcourses.cscc.edu<br />
  16. 16. Customization – SSL Overview<br />Choose vendor – GeoTrust, DigiCert, VeriSign, GlobalSign, etc.<br />Ask UC to generate CSR from the load balancers<br />Forward the CSR to your preferred vendor<br />Send certificate to UC<br />UC installs the certificate on the load balancers<br />Configure SSL Choice in System Admin<br />NOTE: Self-signed certificates are fine for LDAP, but discouraged for the Bb web site itself.<br />
  17. 17. Customization - LDAP<br />Native Auth.<br />North Central St.<br />Marion Tech<br />Archdiocese of Cinti.<br />Cinti. Public Schools<br />LDAP<br />Cincinnati State<br />Edison CC<br />Denison <br />Secure LDAP<br />Columbus State CC<br />Capital University<br />Ohio Wesleyan<br />MVNU<br />UC<br />
  18. 18. Customization – Single Sign On (SSO)<br />Cincy State – Portal + Exchange<br />UC – Exchange Labs<br />Denison – CAS Building block<br />
  19. 19. Customization – Building Blocks<br />Bearcat Campus Card<br />Web Grading<br />Podcasting<br />Syllabus & Course Preview Tools<br />Mobile Messaging<br />Student Photos<br />E-reserves<br />PRS<br />
  20. 20. Usage reports<br />
  21. 21. Key UC Bb Stats(Autumn quarter 2008)<br />Instructor adoption rate: (1,935/2,618) = 74%<br />Student usage rate: (32,440/36,368) = 89%<br />Courses with Content: 4,539<br />Course adoption rate: (4,539/7,246) = 63%<br />Course adoption rate (&gt;=5 enrollments): (4,114/5,650)=73%<br />
  22. 22. UC Bb Courses with Content<br />
  23. 23. UC Bb Instructor Adoption Rates<br />
  24. 24. UC Bb Course Adoption Rates(All courses vs. courses with &gt; 4 enrollments)<br />
  25. 25. yesterday.Bb<br />
  26. 26. Q&A<br />
  27. 27. Extra slides/info after here<br />

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