Post Conference Spam

Sadly information technology conferences give our email addresses and phone numbers to the vendors who attended. That results in me getting an uptick of spam especially in the weeks after it. It is easy to tell the spam from the conference because the vendors mention the name of the conference. All the conferences do it. It… Continue reading Post Conference Spam

TED Talk: End Bad Meetings

David Grady shows a clip, but here is the whole thing. It feels quite familiar. His TED Talk: Personally, I hated status meetings for one project but liked them for another. The bad one was purely about going over the project plan every week and 40% of the time was spent telling the project manager what to type… Continue reading TED Talk: End Bad Meetings

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Wrap Up #USGRockEagle13

Now that I am back at work… And apparently was photographed and did not know it… WordPress.com’s Jetpack publish feature pushed my prior Rock Eagle related posts about sessions I attended to some of my social media presences. Guess I could +1 them for Google Plus? Looks like the last time I blogged as much… Continue reading Wrap Up #USGRockEagle13

Institution Analytics #USGRockEagle13

Janice Hill, Columbus State University Process: Define KPI’s : grades,  starting degree, ending degree, and many more. Design and Implement : ODI integrator Subject area example : summation helps reports only pull one row per student. Updating : degrees awarded only loaded at end of term. Validation of data : Work with Institutional Research to… Continue reading Institution Analytics #USGRockEagle13

Extend LMS With LTI Tools #USGRockEagle13

David Robinson, Georgia Gwinnett College Mash up nifty tools with an Learning Management System. It is a standard, so a defined protocol achieves application portability. The tool can work with any LMS the same. Terms: Tool Provider : the tool with its packaging. Tool Consumer : the system using the tool, like D2L. Context :… Continue reading Extend LMS With LTI Tools #USGRockEagle13

Integrating D2L-Drupal Via LTI #USGRockEagle13

Tom Boyle, Kennesaw State University Half Drupal and half Desire2Learn interest. Request to determine how to decrease time it takes for an online student to go from application to orientation to advisement to registration. Orientation took place in Desire2Learn. Script looks for applicants in Banner and creates the user in Bulk User Management. Registrar enrolls… Continue reading Integrating D2L-Drupal Via LTI #USGRockEagle13

BOF Windows Powershell #USGRockEagle13

Bird of a Feather so open discussion. Intro question: How are you using it? How do you like it? Good sources of documentation? Information? Tools/Modules used? e.g. editors, PowerTab module, ISE ScriptingGuy, Codeplex, etc/ Using Powershell: User-written functions, cmdlets, modules Version 3? Version 4? Discussion: Passing around various books. Manning occasionally has half off deals… Continue reading BOF Windows Powershell #USGRockEagle13

D2L Faculty Readiness #USGRockEagle13

Dee McKinney and Kathy Whitaker, East Georgia College 3k students, access inst, grant associates degrees, Many students first generation in family. Part of first Georgia implementation group so started Fall 2012. VP Academic Affairs asked all faculty to 1) upload a syllabus, 2) keep the grade book updated. So students can tell where they are… Continue reading D2L Faculty Readiness #USGRockEagle13

Security Inside Out #USGRockEagle13

Eddie Carter and Orrin Char, Oracle Identity management and security and access management. Eddie wore a UGA shirt. Guy in front of me made fun of him obviously not wanting to sell to Georgia Tech. Turns out he’s from  Kennesaw. The GT-UGA rivalry knows no bounds. Love it! Handout: Database firewall more auditing and ACLs… Continue reading Security Inside Out #USGRockEagle13

Minimal Downtime #USGRockEagle13

Marc Pare, Oracle Why work on weekends or late at night? (For us because of director policy because accidents during the day changes untenable with clients. But this is targeted to Banner to not GeorgiaVIEW.) Weblogic High Available Topology (Maximum Available Architecture) Client > Apache Server or OHS > WLS Cluster (> Admin Server) >… Continue reading Minimal Downtime #USGRockEagle13