The LMSPodcast series consists of interviews with people who use learning management systems. It primarily focuses on the Blackboard learning management system, but other systems are also covered. And most of the discussion is not specific to any one learning management system.

Monday, April 30, 2007

BbFS 18 Gary Friesen, Taylor University, Upland, Indiana

Gary Friesen, Director of Academic Technology at Taylor University, creates a course site for each of the 1,850 students at Taylor, so they can use it as an ePortfolio site. He keeps a blog of his activites at and manages a Tablet PC lab, among other topics that we discuss.
Listen to BbFS18 (42 minutes)

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

BbFS 17 Liz Van Kleeck, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois

Liz Van Kleeck, an Educational Technologist in Academic Technology Services, part of ITS, at Loyola University, in Chicago, is involved in training, support, the digital media room, and the new information commons being built on the lake. Listen to her discussion of the exciting things taking place at Loyola.
Listen to BbFS17 (42 minutes)

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

BbFS 16 David Fraedrich, Maricopa Community College District

The Maricopa Community College System is unifying all their CMS activites into Blackboard, managed by the District Office. The Blackboard Alliance, with representatives from each of the colleges, including administration, faculty, help desk, and teaching and learning, is organized to meet the needs of the users: students and faculty. Dave talks about their activities in this 34 minute interview.

Listen to BbFS16 (34 minutes)

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

BbFS 15 Tony Turin, UNF

Tony Turin was the Online Learning Technology Coordinator of the Blackboard system at the University of North Florida and is now Business Analyst, Information Technology Services. He works closely with the Center for Instructional Technology to identify faculty needs and provide solutions through Blackboard and other ITS services. He also shares some of his experiences as coordinator of the BbSEUG Conference 2007.

Listen to BbFS15 (44 minutes)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

BbFS 14 Glen Parker, USF

Glen Parker is the Blackboard System Administrator at the University of Southern Florida. USF has been using Blackboard since CourseInfo 4, and has it tightly integrated with their other academic and administrative systems. Glen talks about their upcoming hardware upgrade, support issues, and development activities at USF.

Listen to BbFS14 (32 minutes)