Benefits and Challenges of Integrating Third Party Tools with Sakai CLE

A session at Open Apereo 2013 Conference (Jasig & Sakai)

  • Jeff Davidson

Tuesday 4th June, 2013

2:00pm to 2:45pm (PST)

In this session, we will review and articulate the benefits of integrating third party tools into our instance of Sakai. These include single methodology for course evaluation delivery, enhanced communication tools, improved integrity of testing procedures, resolution of limited quotas for storage media, and supplemental tutoring. We will also look at some of the challenges such as technical glitches, accessibility issues, support, authentication (single sign on versus separate authentication), instructional design, training, and system upgrades. Our review will focus on the following tools:

  • BigBlueButton
  • Foliotek ePortfolio
  • iClicker
  • Media Gallery
  • MyMathLabs
  • ProctorU
  • Respondus
  • Scantron Class Climate
  • Smarthinking
  • Turnitin

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Jeff Davidson

LMS Manager

Jeff Davidson is the Manager of Learning Management System Services in the Innovation in Learning Center at the University of South Alabama. He completed his B.S. at the University in Computer Science with an emphasis in Information Systems. He worked as a systems analyst and computer programmer for several years before returning to the University as an employee at the Computer Center in 1996. He has since accepted the position as LMS Manager and is largely responsible for the ongoing development and maintenance of the LMS.

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Jason Smith

Systems Manager

Jason Smith is the Systems Manager of Academic Technology in the Innovation in
Learning Center at the University of South Alabama. He is responsible for planning,
implementing and supporting a wide range of instructional technology initiatives at the University including Sakai third party tools and accessibility compliance. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from USA and has several years of related experience.

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Time 2:00pm2:45pm PST

Date Tue 4th June 2013


Diamond II, The Westin San Diego

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