Blogs

Evaluating Course Performance

February, 2020 Finally, after months of effort your course is complete and ready to be published. Once the high-fives have finished you may wonder what is next. Evaluating the effectiveness of a course is an essential part of a course life cycle.

Chrome Version 80 Cookie Security Updates Can Break LTI

February, 2020 Chrome version 80 was released Tuesday, February 4th, 2020. In an effort to improve security and privacy across the web, this new version contains updates to its cookie handling that may break LTI tool launches if the tool is embedded in a tool platform’s page. The update was not included with the original release, but will be rolled out using a phased approach starting February 18, 2020.

LTI Advisory: Putting the Pieces Together

February, 2020 We developed our LTI Advisory Service in response to the changing needs of our clients. LTI Advisory is designed to help our clients navigate the LTI specification, with the ultimate goal of being able to implement the spec internally, with support from our team.

Q3 2019 openEQUELLA Open Source Support Briefing

December, 2019 The quarterly openEQUELLA Open Source Support (OSS) Briefing is an opportunity to share the contributions performed on behalf of the OSS program, highlight Unicon's perspective on contributions, share happenings in the community, and describe opportunities to engage further with Unicon.

Building a Solid Foundation for Your IAM Strategy

November, 2019 To be truly useful, an IAM assessment needs a few important components. The starting point should be discussions and interviews with key stakeholders within your institution or organization.

What Can an Instructional Designer Do for Me?

November, 2019 More than one-third of all students take at least one online course each year. But their experience varies, ranging from courses that are dry, boring, unengaging, and ineffective, to courses that are highly interactive, effective, and represent a better experience for the student than an actual classroom.

Agile in Real Life

November, 2019 Agile software development has been around for years and everyone wants in. How do you successfully manage your project in an agile fashion while still giving the business teams what they need with respect to budget, deliverables, and timeline when all of these items are at odds and go against the core Agile philosophies? Here is a real-life perspective of Agile project management from two Scrum Master, PMP, and Agile Practitioner Certified project managers.

News from the August 2019 IMS Quarterly Meeting

September, 2019 The most recent IMS quarterly meeting was held last month in Long Beach, California. After many years of not being in Long Beach, it was nice to be back - in fact, this year I had two meetings within a few months in Long Beach! Here are some updates from the week.

Getting Ready for Back to School

July, 2019 Back to School is almost here, and we all know what a challenging time of year this can be. The load on your systems suddenly skyrockets as new and returning students start to enroll and get ready for fall classes. There is a heightened sense of urgency...