Cookbook

I’ve been asked for a cookbook of SQL to deal with issues in [WebCT / Blackboard] Vista. This seems like a daunting task. Organizationally, I guess I lean towards “everything is miscellaneous”. Just about everything starts with a few SQL statements I’ve come to memorize. Outside of that, every request has a number of nuances… Continue reading Cookbook

Cheating in an Information Technology Era

Some quotes from an article in the NYT on cheating. This recently came up on a WebCT Users list (usually at least once every year). Maybe the timing is right because the academic year at many schools just ended? Test administrators are usually one step behind the cheaters. There are lots of technologies that have… Continue reading Cheating in an Information Technology Era

WebCT DevNet

I have not created any PowerLinks. However, maybe just maybe some of the needs we have could be made into a one? WebCT DevNet The WebCT Vista Developers Network is an online community of developers that are using the WebCT PowerLinks SDK to extend and integrate the WebCT Vista e-learning platform.The WebCT Vista Developers Network… Continue reading WebCT DevNet

Something to Get Off My Chest

Back in December, I applied for a position in Enterprise Application Services – Technical Services in the Office of Information and Instructional Technology in the University System of Georgia. The title is the same as mine. The job duties would be one of three Database and Application Administrators for the WebCT Vista system at USG.… Continue reading Something to Get Off My Chest

Blackboard and WebCT Merger

The threats to switch to Moodle are a little premature over the announcment of the Blackboard and WebCT merger. Moodle seems more like a content management system than a learning management system. Some thoughts Support for WebCT’s existing products is not going away in the near term. Products currently in development probably will finish. Blackboard… Continue reading Blackboard and WebCT Merger