Category Archives: Notable Posts

SmartSite Goes Dumb: A student’s view of the UC Davis LMS outage

By Phil HillMore Posts (418) [ed. Cydney Jones is a junior at UC Davis, and she was kind enough to share information and insights during my coverage of the UC Davis LMS outage (their Sakai-based LMS is branded as SmartSite … Continue reading

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Update on UC Davis LMS Fiasco: Finishing the term with two partial systems

By Phil HillMore Posts (418) After the LMS outage that started May 20th – covered here, here, and here at e-Literate – UC Davis has finished its spring academic term as of June 9th using two partial systems, one for … Continue reading

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Online Program Management: A view of the market landscape

By Phil HillMore Posts (418) One of the fastest-growing market segments in ed tech, and one of the least-understood, is that of Online Program Management (OPM). It doesn’t help that the terms OPM, Online Enablers, Online Service Providers are used … Continue reading

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UC Davis LMS Back Online: Update on what we know about Scriba Sakai outage

By Phil HillMore Posts (418) I’ve been told by two sources that the UC Davis LMS outage I described in this post may be over, and the SmartSite LMS is back online (SmartSite is UC Davis’ implementation of Sakai, hosted by … Continue reading

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Scriba Disaster: Sakai-based LMS for UC Davis is down with no plans for recovery

By Phil HillMore Posts (418) In what might shape up as one of the worst LMS outages in recent history, UC Davis has been working without an LMS for the past week and does not expect their vendor to fix the … Continue reading

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