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					Project Vista Kick-Off
         September 12, 2005




CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICO
    WELCOME
 Thanks for coming!
 What’s this “Project Vista” all about?

       Moving Chico to an Enterprise LMS
       LMS Strategic Review (www/tlp/LMS2)
   Overview of today
       Current Status of Chico’s LMS
       Future Vision of Chico’s LMS
       Project Vista Specifics
    CURRENT LMS STATUS at CSU Chico


WebCT CAMPUS EDITION (version 4.1)
   Each course is self-contained
   Individual faculty
   Supporting Campus Communities
   No Reporting in Campus Edition  WALRUS
       WebCT Activity Log Reporting & Utilization Statistics
FUTURE ENTERPRISE LMS at CSU Chico

WebCT Vista (version 4.0)
   All faculty (1,000) and students (16,000)
    using WebCT weekly, if not daily
   Reporting Capabilities
   Supports Institutional hierarchy
   Ease of use – Contemporary Web Interface
WALRUS Summary WebCT Statistics
                                         639 Faculty
        WebCT Growth
                                         13,362 Students (Est.)
1400
1200                                    1,329 Sections


1000
                                        Faculty Using
800                                     WebCT
                                        Students Using
600                                     WebCT (10s)
400                                     Course Sections
                                        Using WebCT
200
  0
       Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring
        2003 2003 2004 2004 2005
WALRUS Course Section View
Campus Edition Homepage & Add Tools
Vista Homepage & Add Tools
Campus Edition File Manager
Vista File Manager
Campus Edition Gradebook
Vista Gradebook
Vista –
new
roles
Vista
structure
    OLD & NEW ARCHITECTURE
   Campus Edition – Only One Server!
       Campus Edition not designed to be enterprise
       Flat-file database, Perl scripts, no fail-over,
        corruption
       Backup millions of small files
   Vista
       Relational dbase, Java
       Oracle backups and recovery
       Load balanced
       Clustered servers, scalable
        WebCT Vista Architecture*




* Recommended hardware platforms
    VISION FOR PROJECT VISTA
   Provide leading academic technology for the
    university’s core mission of teaching and learning
   Offer faculty and students rich tools for
    communication, collaboration, assessment and
    workflow management
   Support important teaching and learning tools and
    best practices, including the use and integration of
    content repositories, streaming and multimedia
    technologies, e-portfolios, library systems, as well as
    plagiarism detection and content development tools
   Deliver high levels of availability (24 x 7), reliability,
    and performance
   Meet demands for future growth (scalable,
    sustainable)
WHAT DEFINES SUCCESS?

   Stable, Integrated, Enterprise System
   Course Content Migration
   Least impact on faculty and students
   Leverage more of the new system’s
    features and capabilities
       Faculty & Students
       Dept. & Colleges
       University-wide
    MILESTONES

 Fall 2005           – Installation & Training
 Intersession 2006   – Train & Prep for Pilots
 Spring 2006         – Run Pilots, Integrate
 Summer 2006         – Migrate courses,
                        Test integration
 Fall 2006           – ½ courses in Vista
 Spring 2007         – all courses in Vista
 Summer 2007         – Clean-up & wrap up
TIMELINE

Spring 2005
     LMS Strategic Review
     Purchased Vista License
     Purchased computers for training lab


Summer 2005
     Purchased Vista Hardware
     Attended WebCT Conference in SF
TIMELINE

Fall 2005
     Consulting Services
          Pre-, Install, Post- installation of Dev. and Prod.
           Systems
          Training (Admin. and User Interface)
          Develop Migration Processes
          Plan Integrations
     Develop Training
     Pick Pilot Courses/Faculty
     Set-up faculty training lab
TIMELINE

Intersession 2006
     Migrate Pilot Courses
     Train Faculty leading Pilots
     Fine Tune System for Spring Pilots
     Manual Enrollment
TIMELINE

Spring 2006
     Run Pilot Courses
     Do integrations with CMS/Portal/LDAP/etc.
     Refine training/migration/implementation
     Meet with depts./colleges to prep for
      migration either Spring or Summer
     Begin some training and course migrations
      for Fall
     TIMELINE

Summer 2006
    Run Summer Sessions with Enterprise Integration
    Training
    Migration
    Support
TIMELINE

Fall 2006
     Enterprise Integration Running
     Half of all WebCT Courses running on
      Vista Production System
     Training
     Migration
     Support
TIMELINE

Spring 2007
     All WebCT Courses on Vista Production
      System


Summer 2007
     Complete any left-over migrations
     Move towards retiring Campus Edition
ROLES FOR ATEC

Bill Evans – Project Manager
   Lead technical implementation & migration
   Work with INF personnel and WebCT
   See that Enterprise integrations achieved
       Portal, PeopleSoft, SSL/LDAP, Library,
   Arrange meetings to discuss technical & support
    issues (STCP, Computing Services, etc.)
   Implement and keep project moving down the
    timeline/pipeline
   Run meetings that keep personnel on track with a
    feedback loop
ROLES FOR ATEC
Laura Sederberg – Program Manager
   Lead departmental and program side of planning, training
    migration, & support
   Arrange departmental meetings to discuss faculty
    pedagogical and dept. goals & issues
   Train new ITCs and students
   Contact other universities to learn from their Vista
    transition
   Create/modify and/or beta test Vista 4.0 training materials
    for Chico, schedule workshops
   Support faculty after training and migration
   Create/modify TLP web site for supporting Vista 4.0
   Work with Vicky and other IMC staff for creating
    communication and marketing materials for campus
   Set up and manage Faculty Training Lab
    ROLES NEEDED FROM INF STAFF

Directors will work with their staff on planning
  and timing support for Vista
   Computing operations & networking support
   DBA support
   PeopleSoft-WebCT-Portal integration
   User Support Services to support faculty and
    students
    ROLES NEEDED FROM CAMPUS

   Enrollment Management
   Deans and Dept. Chairs
       Accreditation and Program Assessment
   AURA Committee
   Faculty (pilots, mentors, committees)
   Students
WHAT’S NEXT?

				
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