Spring 2010-2011 - New Blackboard Learn 9 platform Pilot project
To ensure UoS e-learning services stay aligned with technology advancements, during the Spring 2010-2011 semester, the Blackboard system has been upgraded to the 9 release in parallel to the existing release 8 in production. The Blackboard 9 Learn system functionality is dramatically enhanced in terms of course building tools, user navigation and accessibility, easier communications tools and assessment tools with a smarter Blackboard Grade Center™ with enhancements to handle multiple sections and views, and features to facilitate self and Peer Assessments and special mechanism to handle student assignment submissions. A pilot projects has been conducted to facilitate the transition towards the new platform by involving a group of keen faculty members and students through about 32 online courses. The feedback is in general very positive.
Aug 2008 to Sep 2008 - New & Improved Online CD ResourcesWith the onset of the fall 2008 2009, the ITU in collaboration with the WPU relaunched the Online CD Resources site with new and improved features. Now users can search CD resources directly from myUOS , or filter them by subject and category with minimum clicks.
Feb To March 2008 - Blackboard Training Sessions Series for Spring 2008
September 2007 - UOS - ITU presented at the BbSummit ME 07The Instructional Technology Unit (ITU) members with the support of Dr. Nabil Kallas, represented the University of Sharjah at the very first Blackboard Summit Middle east - BbSummit ME '07, which was a 2-day event hosted in Dubai Men’s College in September 2007. The BbSummit ME '07 gave participants the opportunity to attend the opening session and special CEO’s meeting, several parallel Breakout sessions and Post-Conference Workshops.In all, the team submitted and presented three Papers at the Summit namely: