Tag Archives: open source

Vert Capital and Scriba Corp: Institutions losing course data in company’s death throes

By Phil HillMore Posts (472) After last year’s disastrous outage at UC Davis due to Scriba Corp’s change of data center for the Sakai LMS (branded as SmartSite at UC Davis), it turns out that there is more damage to … Continue reading

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MoodleMoot US 16: Playing small-ball

By Phil HillMore Posts (472) At the MoodleMoot in late June in Los Angeles, which serves as close to a users conference for the open source Moodle LMS community as any other event, there was a strong sense of continuity … Continue reading

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UC Davis Lessons: Open is as open does

By Phil HillMore Posts (472) It’s interesting how one phrase can cause such a reaction. There is an interesting angle here in that Sakai is open source yet data is not easily recoverable. This comment came from the original post … Continue reading

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Sakai Is Probably Healthier Than You Think

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1102) These days, most people don’t hear much about Sakai, and when they do, it’s usually bad news. Most recently there was the horrible outage at UC Davis and some other Sakai schools using a support vendor … Continue reading

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UC Davis, Sakai, and Open Source

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1102) Phil has been a busy boy, putting out two pieces about some Blackboard research that had gotten some negative responses and two more on a horrifically bad LMS outage for UC Davis and other universities using support vendor Scriba. Our main schtick … Continue reading

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