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Title: Richard Burrows Senior Account Manager

  • Richard BurrowsSenior Account Manager
  • Derek Jones
  • Application Specialist
  • David Stephenson UK Director

Why Partner with WebCT?
  • Exclusive Focus one-learning
  • Most Flexible Solution
  • Easy Deployment Integration
  • Best Customer Care

Exclusive Focus on e-Learning
  • 100 focus on learning solutions for the
    education market
  • The most developers dedicated to e-learning
  • Strategy - to support Best of Breed
  • Strategy - to lead innovation
  • Strategy - to integrate through standards

Leading Innovation
  • WebCT Development Driven by
  • Product Advisory Broad
  • Representatives of 12 leading institutions
  • Product Advisory Council
  • Advise the strategic direction of the company
  • Membership Participation in Standards
  • Customer Support Feedback
  • Organisation Participation in Strategic Events
  • Other RnD Activities

Leading Technological Advances
Most Flexible Solutions
  • WebCTs e-learning solutions
  • Address the needs of all academics
  • Meet needs at all stages of e-learning adoption
  • Provide room for growth and flexibility in

Aims for the New Product Line
  • Engage increased numbers of academics
  • Allow academics to focus on pedagogy
  • Increase the efficiency of course creation and
  • Reduce the support training requirement
  • Increase reliability scalability
  • Bring the Architecture in line with other Campus
  • Move to a common code base
  • Seamless transition path
  • Increase the speed of development
  • Feature benefits from entire product line
  • Increase the number of Powerlink Partners
  • WebCT Development Community
  • Improve Accessibility and Support for SENDA

Accessibility / SENDA
  • W3C level 1 and ADA 508 Compliant
  • Adoption of WC3 as guiding standard
  • W3C level 2 and 3 compliance for key items
  • Style sheets, relative units, header elements,
    manual control of refresh, form labels etc.
  • Accessibility issues treated as bugs by P.M.
  • Selective release for differing disabilities

What is Campus Edition 6.0?
  • The next version of WebCTs market leading course
    management system
  • Will include significant updates to the UI
  • Will provide major enhancements to the Campus
    Edition teaching and learning tool set
  • Will address the Top 10 feature requests made
    by current Campus Edition users

Campus Edition 6.0 Top 10 Most Requested
  • 1. Give multiple designers their own identity in
    a course
  • 2. Freeze columns in grade book
  • 3. Make discussion posts editable, search
    discussion posts by title, date, and author,
    expand or collapse all
  • 4. Selectively release items within a content
  • 5. Assign graded student presentations
  • 6. Give non-graded assignments
  • 7. Give assignments that dont require students
    to return an attachment
  • 8. Easy way to add multiple files to content
    modules and organizer pages
  • 9. Link to individual learning activities from
    within a content module
  • 10. Automatically update the student view

CE 4 2003 Vista 2
Vista 3
CE 4 CE 6
  • Lets take a look

CE 6 Early 2005
Vista 4
CE 7 2006
Vista 5
Lets Take a Look !
Summary Benefits for Academics
  • How does WebCT enhance LTR ?
  • Ease-of-use improves adoption
  • Flexibility allows pedagogic freedom
  • Standards provide access to quality resources
  • Efficient Course Creation and Management
  • Tracking data provides feedback
  • Efficient study, integration with single Sign On,
    Library, Portfolio, other Campus Systems

WebCT Campus Edition 6.0
  • Best solution for faculty of all experience
  • Strong support for novice users
  • Powerful functionality for advanced users
  • Efficient course creation and management
  • Best system for student learning
  • Personalised learning paths
  • Comprehensive online assessment tools
  • In-depth student tracking
  • Easiest system to expand across campus
  • Easy deployment
  • Managed scalability
  • Efficient integration

  • Technical Criteria

Technical Strategy
  • E-learning - a Mission Critical Application
  • Standards Compliance
  • Core to Development
  • Core of the CE Architecture
  • Core of Interoperability

WebCT CE 6.0 Architecture
Web Tier API
Services API
MS SQL / Oracle Data Tier
WebCT Luminous Portal
  • Integration Components
  • Integration via a component within Luminis Data
    Integration Suite (LDIS).
  • VLE integration uses the "Luminis Data
    Integration for e-Learning.
  • The WebCT Component is the SunGard SCT Connection
    for WebCT
  • WebCT Currently have "PowerLink" adaptors for CE
    4.1 and Vista 3.0
  • Functionality
  • Single sign-on through SunGard SCTs Luminis
  • Portal will display a students or facultys
    course listing.
  • Clicking on WebCT enabled courses take person to
    WebCT course environment.
  • Integration is based on IMS Enterprise API

PeopleSoft and WebCT Integration
PeopleSoft SA or Enterprise Portal
Academic Courses Content Communities
  • Batch Update to WebCT
  • Basic Course Data
  • Class List/Roster
  • Enrollment Changes

PeopleSoft/ WebCT Integration
Student System
Peoplesoft Integration
  • Single sign-on to WebCT via PeopleSofts
    Enterprise Portal or Student System Application
  • Batch (snapshot) creation of course sections in
    WebCT that correspond with PeopleSoft SA /WebCT
  • Batch creation (snapshot) of student enrollments
    between PeopleSoft SA and WebCT course sections
  • Batch (update) synchronization of student
    add/drops between PeopleSoft SA and WebCT course

WebCT and Aleph
  • Final negotiations with Ex-Libris
  • To form PowerLinks Network Partnership
  • Currently defining functionality
  • Similar Integrations exist with
  • Sentient DISCOVER
  • TalisList (Including Athens Authentication)
  • Integrations in development with
  • Encompass Endeavor (Walk through)

Standards Support
IEEE Standards Support
  • 1484.12.3 XML binding for LOM data model
  • Support through Import/Export of Content modules
  • 1484.11.1 Data model for Content Object
  • 1484.11.2 API for content to runtime services
  • Supported as part of SCORM 1.2 support.
  • 1484.12.1 Learning Object Metadata
  • Planned support for Vista 4.0 / CE 6.0 to at
    least a critical subset of IEEE LOM Schema,
    customization of schema elements used, and to
    what type of content they apply to (files,
    templates, LO's).

Migration Services
  • WebCTs automated solution to convert Blackboard
  • Preserves your investments in building course
  • Convert quizzes (questions feedback) and
    course materials
  • Post-conversion fine-tuning is to be expected
  • WebCT Philosophy
  • Content-Preservation First
  • Support the fine-tuning through training
  • Minimises the expense of content conversion

WebCT Portfolios
  • An Emerging area no clear definition
  • WebCT offers choice
  • The Open Source Portfolio Initiative
  • Sentient Portfolio
  • NuVentive - iWebFolio
  • Taskstream
  • Probably include UK specific elements
  • Learner Information Profile (LIP)

Best Customer Care
WebCT in the UK World
  • Extremely high win rate in UK HE in 2003
  • Building up the Team in the UK
  • 8 Russell Group Universities
  • Plus a Presence in 3 more
  • 8 Universities in China
  • Last 4 were Competitive wins against Bb
  • 15 Universities (in contracting)
  • U21 have purchased Vista for online MBA
  • Ultra Competitive Evaluation

Best Customer Care
  • 9 out of 10 customers are satisfied to extremely
    satisfied with
  • WebCT Software
  • Technical Support
  • Value Received
  • Overall Experience with WebCT

What our customers are saying about WebCT support
Just a quick note to say that myself and my
co-administrator here at the University of
Sunderland (UK) would like to compliment the
WebCT Support Team for their outstanding service.
Good work guys! This level of support is not
easy considering transatlantic time zones etc.,
so all credit to you for your patience and
perseverance. Best regards to you all Keith
SewellLearning Technology ManagerUniversity of
What our customers are saying about WebCT support
Thank you to the support team at WebCT. I was so
impressed with how your support team pulled
together to get us back up and running, and how
they appreciated the importance of our deadline
-for the start of teaching. Not only was support
available in the UK time zone, but I was
impressed by how you were able to co-ordinate
support around the globe and around the clock to
solve our problem in the minimum possible time.
It is good to know that when it really counts
we can rely on WebCT - It's this level of
commitment to Sheffield which gives me the
confidence to recommend the institution considers
the move to Vista Adrian PowellAssistant
Director of the Learning Development and Media
UnitUniversity of Sheffield