COUNCIL ON ACADEMIC COMPUTING
DR. GEORGE E. KLINZING, CHAIR
MEETING SUMMARY –
meeting convened at
BLACKBOARD 5.5 UPDATE
Diane Davis, Director of the Center for Instructional Development & Distance Education (CIDDE), reported that Blackboard 5.5 seems to be running well. This version has more features and allows more instructor control. Some of these new features include: guest access, assignment weighting, some control over sequential learning, and course archiving. Various levels of training on Blackboard are available through CIDDE. Nick Laudato will provide instruction to members of Council at a future meeting. (Questions regarding use of Blackboard 5.5 and problem troubleshooting should be directed to the CSSD Help Desk.)
members shared some of their experiences with Blackboard. Frieze inquired about
the frequency of student list updates. In her experience, students who have
dropped the class continue to receive messages, etc. (
changes were requested to the minutes of the
Communications -- Cohn
Klinzing distributed the draft survey prepared by the subcommittee. He will look into administration of the survey. Council members offered suggestions on restructuring the survey. Frieze will communicate these concerns to Cohn.
Faculty Training --
Karimi reported that this subcommittee (a joint group with members of the Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence) has not met yet.
Security -- Draus
Draus had nothing to report.
High Performance Network Applications Initiative -- Hoelzeman
Klinzing reported that the updated Call for Proposals will be distributed. Galletta suggested that information about previous HPNAI winners be placed on a Website.
REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR OF COMPUTING SERVICES & SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT -- JINX WALTON
Walton reported that:
The HPNAI Call for Proposals will be distributed via hard copy to the administrative (3D) mailing list. Klinzing will also forward the announcement via e-mail to the deans.
The meeting adjourned at