New Course Management Tools Will Launch in Fall

Working with the Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, IET is coordinating a campus initiative to implement a new course management system. In preparation for the first campus offering this Fall, twelve faculty members experimented with the new course management and collaboration tools in Winter and Spring. The pilot group met weekly to discuss pedagogy and practical applications of the tools, and to offer suggestions for improvements. IET has extended its pilot to summer and plans to welcome several new faculty members over the next few months.

To help gauge support that will be needed in the fall, IET will be assisting the School of Medicine by hosting two classes from their Family Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Program. In addition, UC Davis is working closely with UC Berkeley and Stanford, providing programming support for enhancements to the grade book and tests/quizzes modules (expected by Winter 2007). A number of communications and a public Web site will be released in early June.