Moving a Large University from Blackboard to Sakai CLE with no Increase in Support Tickets. Really?

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

Thursday 6th June, 2013

9:45am to 10:30am (PST)

What are key factors for a successful transition from Blackboard (or another LMS) to Sakai CLE? This presentation will examine NYU’s transition to Sakai CLE and the factors that have proven most important to us in ensuring a smooth rollout.

University IT teams planning a migration to Sakai may be asking questions such as:
- How much time should we invest in online vs in-person training?
- How do we most effectively communicate with our users?
- How can we ensure buy-in from stakeholders?
- What are the challenges associated with migrating content from Blackboard to Sakai?

We will examine the different components of our transition, including a data-driven analysis of the effectiveness of our efforts.This session is ideal for institutions planning to make the move to Sakai. We will also have an extended question/discussion period, which will provide the opportunity for other schools and organizations who have gone through this transition to share what has (or has not) worked well for them.

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Jeff Pasch

NYU Classes Project Manager

Jeff Pasch is the project manager for NYU?s transition from Blackboard to Sakai CLE. He is responsible for coordinating all project teams, including technical, QA, training and support, and communications. Jeff has over 12 of years of experience in implementing enterprise systems. He received his Bachelor's in Psychology from Indiana University - Bloomington.

8 attendees

  • Andrew Sears
  • Robert Brill
  • Dave Gunn
  • Francesca
  • Jeffrey Pasch
  • Kelvin
  • Nagai Takayuki
  • Rob van Leeuwen

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Time 9:45am10:30am PST

Date Thu 6th June 2013


Pearl, The Westin San Diego

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