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Hi.

It is clear to me that an interface with Blackboard or other VLE’s would be a great step forward. Trouble is _ we, at Loughborough, do not currently have the resources to create it. The present Jisc funded project is coming to on end. To take this step would require substantial finding _ Ideas/partnerships?

 

Peter Willmot

 


From: WebPA Project [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Nicola Wilkinson
Sent: 01 May 2009 14:18
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Subject: Re: WebPA Blackboard Building Block

 

Hi,

 

John who works for Coventry University has begun to do some work on the seamless login element with black board. I will try and put the code received from John on the source forge area by the end of today.

 

I know that John was talking of using a power link, but not having any knowledge of Blackboard (not used as our VLE) I can not say what this is or how it figures with building blocks.

 

Nic

 

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From: WebPA Project [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of N M McKeown
Sent: 01 May 2009 13:52
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Subject: Re: WebPA Blackboard Building Block

Hi,

 

I don’t think the issue is at the student end so much. If WebPA is to be used in any significant way we need to make its use seamless for staff – in other words, module enrolments and groups created in Blackboard need to be reflected in WebPA.

 

Neil

 

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From: WebPA Project [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Paul A Chin
Sent: 01 May 2009 11:21
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Subject: Re: WebPA Blackboard Building Block

 

Hi Daniel,

 

No one (at least that I know) is working on a building block for WebPA. However , there was a lady in Scotland who developed a similar tool which I think Blackboard bought off her, it may even be out now. I haven’t seen it first hand but hear its a similar tool, though perhaps not quite as developed? I’m conscious I may be touting the commercial competitor here but I would re-iterate that our tool is open source, has been built on pedagogic foundations and has a user community. I can’t recall the person’s institution and details off hand but will try to recall them for you if you want.

 

Not sure if this helps, but at Hull, we currently use Blackboard and students simply access WebPA through an Intranet. Perhaps not seamlessly linked but since they only use WebPA periodically i.e. not every day or week, then they don’t see a problem in accessing it this way.

 

Regards

 

Paul

 

From: WebPA Project [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Daniel Gooch
Sent: 30 April 2009 23:37
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Subject: WebPA Blackboard Building Block

 

Hi,

 

I’m new to the group, so apologies if this question has been asked before.

 

I’m working on a project to implement Blackboard 9 at University of New South Wales.

 

We have a group assessing peer review tools and they’re very interested in WebPA. I wonder if anyone has or is working on a Building Block to integrate WebPA with Blackboard? I’d appreciate any advice or suggestions.

 

Thanks,

 

Daniel Gooch

Project Manager

IT at UNSW

 

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