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LMS Pilot Training Sessions

The CT team has organized a number of LMS training sessions for pilot participants, as well as any faculty or staff interested in learning more about the learning management systems (LMS) we are currently evaluating.  Here are details:

Moodle Workshops

2 – 3:30 pm, Thursday, January 13, Library 105 – Alex Chapin
2 – 3:30 pm, Friday, January 14, Library 105 – Alex Chapin

Sakai Workshops

10 – 11:30 am, Tuesday, Jan 18th, Library 105 – Shel Sax
2 – 3:30 pm, Thursday, Jan 20th, Library 105 – Shel Sax

WordPress Workshops

WordPress is another viable platform for course sites that will be included in the Course Hub.

2 – 3:30 pm, Monday, January 17, Library 105 – Alex Chapin
1 – 2:30 pm, Weds, January 19, Library 105 – Alex Chapin

Segue from Segue: Open Sessions

The Curricular Technology team has scheduled a number of open sessions on the Segue from Segue project in Library 145.  Here are the dates and times:

  • 10:00 – 10:30, Monday August 2nd
  • 1:00 – 1:30, Tuesday, August 3th
  • 4:00 – 4:30, Wednesday, August 4th
  • 3:00 – 3:30, Thursday, August 5th

These sessions are an opportunity for you to tell us about the kinds of technologies for teaching, learning and research you think Middlebury should invest in.  We particularly encourage Language School faculty to stop by and give us feedback about your use of technology for teaching languages.

We will also discuss some of the ideas we have for alternatives to Segue including Moodle, Drupal, WordPress, Google Sites and MediaWiki.

Segue from Segue Advisory Group

A Segue from Segue advisory group (SAG) has been formed that includes of the following participants:

  • Amy Morsman (Associate Professor of History)
  • Claudia Cooper (Director Education Studies Program, Visiting Assistant Professor of English & American Literature & Education Studies)
  • Sasha Woolson – (Visiting Lecturer in Spanish)
  • Ray Coish (Professor of Geology)
  • Erik Fendik ‘12
  • Andy Cohen ‘11

The purpose of this advisory group is to provide input and guidance to the Curricular Technology team that will help identify stakeholders and engage the college community in the process of selecting one or more replacements for Segue.

Segue from Segue Focus Group Sessions

To help find platforms to replace Segue, the Library and Information Services (LIS) Curricular Technology team will be coordinating the formation of Segue from Segue focus groups.  The goal of these focus groups is to understand how faculty teach and how they use the technologies currently available to them at Middlebury and beyond.

To ensure focus group discussions are manageable and productive, each session will be limited to 8-10 participants and session registration is required.

Here is a list sessions currently scheduled:

Online Discussion

This group will focus on the role of online discussion in classes at Middlebury.

Register (required for participation)

10-11 am, March 8, Library 145 (cancelled)
3-4 pm, March 15, Library 145

10-11 am, March 17, Library 145

Assignments & Assessment

This group will focus on how assignments are “assigned” to students, how students submit their completed assignments, how they receive feedback on their assignments and other ways student performance is assessed (quizzes, exams, papers, projects, participation…).

Register (required for participation)

2:30-3:30 pm, March 9, Library 105

2:30-3:30 pm, March 16, Library 105

Websites & Media

This group will focus on use of course web sites, access to course sites and the use of media (e.g. images, audio, video)

Register (required for participation)

4:30-5:30 pm, March 10, Library 145

12-1 pm, March 18, Library 145

Segue v1 Shut Down

Segue v1 will soon be shut down.  Currently, editing and new site creation has been disabled in Segue v1 since August.  Sometime this spring (specific date to be set soon…), existing Segue v1 sites will not be viewable as well.

(Segue v2 will continue to be available at least through summer 2010.)

If you have created a site in Segue v1 that is still being used, please migrate it to Segue v2 ASAP.  To migrate a Segue v1 site to v2, do the following:

  1. Go to https://segue.middlebury.edu/
  2. Log in with your Middlebury username and password
  3. Click on the “Migrate Sites” link
  4. Locate the site(s) you want to migrate
  5. Click on the “Import into” button

If you have any problems migrating your Segue v1 site, please contact me immediately (achapin@middlebury.edu).  Also contact me if you know of Segue v1 sites that are being used regularly.  Segue v1 sites are all sites whose web address starts with the following:

We are currently researching alternatives to Segue in general.  Check back here for updates on this.