Monday, 21 April 2008

Irish Blackboard/WebCT Users' Group Meeting

It was great to attend the Blackboard/WebCT Irish Users Group meeting on Thursday last at TCD. The WebCT side of this group has been active for some time, but Ken Lacey (DIT) and others have identified the need/opportunity for greater communication and sharing between both platforms, particularly in light of the recent BB/WebCT 'merger'.

Vinny Wade (TCD) welcomed participants and Ken Lacey chaired the activities for the day. Barry McIntyre's (IADT) presentation on WebCT CE 6 provided an insight into how he is utilising WebCT in marketing courses, while Paul Gormley (NUIG) demonstrated the NUIG Blackboard Learning System (Academic Suite) and described the NUIG implementation of the VLE platform.

The open forum with Richard Borrows (Blackboard) proved very useful. Ken finished the day with a demo of SafeAssign.

Officers appointed to the Blackboard/WebCT Irish User's Group were: Ken Lacey, Muiris O'Grady, Theresa Logan-Phelan, Paul Gormley and Grace O'Leary.

If you wish to obtain more notes on any of the above, please contact Theresa Logan-Phelan at

Colleagues interested in signing up to the HEAnet Blackboard/WebCT Irish Users' Group list serve can email "BLACKBOARD-USERGROUP@LISTSERV.HEANET.IE" with the text “subscribe Blackboard‐Usergroup” in the body of the email. No subject description is required. For more detailed instructions on how to subscribe click here

No comments: