The Collaborate pilot (August, 2011 - June 2012).
Holy Names University piloted an evaluation of Collaborate, Blackboard's interactive, recordable, web-based online learning product. The pilot is being facilitated by the Cushing Library.
During the pilot period, faculty, staff, and students evaluated Collaborate for its congruence with university goals, its compatibility with HNU's operating environment, and its requirements for instructional design and IT support.
Note: until August, 2011, Collaborate was called Elluminate.
Participants in the Collaborate pilot:
|Type of Use||Tester||Period|
|Math Tutoring||Ian Sammis||September - December|
|Pre-Recorded Lectures||Eileen Pippens||October|
|Student Presentation||Dominique Nettles-Wilkins||October|
|Student Presentations (Pre-recorded)||Carina Ljungwald||November|
|Ed. Department Use Cases||Kimberley Mayfield, Zaida McCall-Perez, Thea Maestre, Marion Marshall||November|
|Online Student Presentation||Rajni Taunk||October|
1. Evaluate congruence of Collaborate with current and future HNU student learning objectives and with other university objectives, such as recruitment and retention
2. Increase awareness of online learning tools
3. Assess campus readiness for incorporating Collaborate in pedagogy
4. Identify “next steps” for Collaborate at HNU