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.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

BbFS 21 Kevin Kelly, San Francisco State University

San Francisco State University is moving from Blackboard to Moodle. Kevin Kelly talks about some reasons for the change, how they have taken advantage of the change to work with faculty in new ways, and how the faculty are responding to the new system. Kevin's experience provides him with some interesting perspectives on course management systems. For example, when he works with faculty he has them focus on how they use content, interaction, and assessment in their courses and how these can be built into course web sites.
Listen to BbFS21 (47 minutes)

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

BbFS 20 Carolyn Thomas, Univ. of Texas at Austin

Carolyn Thomas, Blackboard Academic Program Manager at UT Austin, tells us how they used the upgrade to Bb 7.2 this summer to drive a major initiative to reach out to faculty and increase usage. She also talks about what she learned as a Greenhouse Award judge and some of the new tools and building blocks they are using.
Listen to BbFS20 (35 minutes)

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

BbFS 19 Nick Laudato, University of Pittsburgh

The Univ. of Pittsburgh has been using Blackboard since the summer of 1998. Nick Laudato, Associate Director of the Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education, talks about their various training techniques, their use of course templates, and their Mcast site ( which contains many presentations on a variety of subjects.
Listen to BbFS19 (42 minutes)