Category Archives: Openness

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

By Phil HillMore Posts (416) 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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UC Davis LMS Back Online: Update on what we know about Scriba Sakai outage

By Phil HillMore Posts (416) 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 (416) 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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No, Blackboard Report Did Not Conclude That Online Classes Are “A Poorer Experience”

By Phil HillMore Posts (416) I’m seeing a lot of chatter online about the recently-released Blackboard report and this slide in particular: Foundational Insights When students take a class online, they make a tacit agreement to a poorer experience which undermines … Continue reading

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Comparing Fully-Online vs Mixed-Course Enrollment Data

By Phil HillMore Posts (416) Mike Caulfield wrote a post yesterday about a new Blackboard report on design findings regarding online students. The focus of Mike’s post was that people often assume that the norm for an “online” student is … Continue reading

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