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I work at a university, in Higher Ed technology and system administration. We use Blackboard (www.blackboard.com) for our online courses. I would love to have the power of stackexchange when it comes to building my chops and helping others with same as a sysadmin here.

The key words are: highered Blackboard sysadmin LMS Learning Management Systems

Thoughts?

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That's an interesting subject domain. My uni uses Moodle, though I've also briefly used Blackboard.

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  • Given the amount of Moodle-like apps out there, and the advent of MOOC v. university/not-massively-online-open-course systems, I was thinking that LMS (Learning Management Systems) might be the right scale to get the magnitude of audience for this SE. – qxotk Oct 3 '13 at 1:31
  • Check out Academia SE first, as the topic may already be covered there. academia.stackexchange.com – jmort253 Oct 3 '13 at 1:47
  • @jmort253 - Thanks for pointing that one out, I hadn't seen it. A quick for search yields references to Blackboard, but not detailed/expert information on how to operate it. – qxotk Oct 3 '13 at 2:28
  • @jmort253 What do you think of narrowing the scope to the sysadmin and BI side, rather than the instructional design stuff, which might fit better in Academia (teaching methods, etc.)? – qxotk Oct 3 '13 at 2:55
  • @jmsmcfrlnd - Some slight overlap is okay, but my suggestion is to make sure the proposal topic solves a problem not already solved by another Stack Exchange site. I'm not really familiar with academic software or what it takes to administer it, but it could overlap with Server Fault. You might consider reaching out to the Academia community in Area 51 Chat and see what they think. Or better yet, since you've put thought into this, just create the proposal. Remember, a closed proposal can always be edited and reopened. Closing isn't a bad thing. Hope this helps! :) – jmort253 Oct 3 '13 at 4:29
  • If it helps, there are only 12 posts on Server Fault with the term "blackboard": serverfault.com/search?q=blackboard. Good luck! :) – jmort253 Oct 3 '13 at 4:30

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