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LIS Website Team Update: UNA

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This is an update on the LIS Website Team’s progress toward the User Needs Analysis (UNA) piece of our charge. Right now we’re sharing the results and suggested changes that emerged from the UNA with the LIS Content Managers for the 4 primary LIS Homepages (Curricular Technology, Helpdesk, Library, & LIS).

The UNA results were based on a handful of participants in focus groups and a relatively small number of responses to webpage pop-up surveys (particularly for certain web pages). We are now turning our focus to designing Usability testing (likely based on the format used by the original Website Team). We hope to achieve better participation for this phase of our assessment. We’ll wait to share the results of our UNA until Usability testing is complete and summarized, effectively sharing all the new LIS Website assessment data at once.

Segue from Segue Focus Group Sessions

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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