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Calls are currently taking place on Wednesdays at 11:30 AM EDT (New York, USA) each week.

IMPORTANT: Please remember that the US is now on Daylight Savings Time.

  1. Call 1-888-447-7153 (International Dial in number is 847-619-4470)
  2. Enter in the Passcode: 5057885 (then hit the "#" key)
  3. Listen to the nice music until the Leader joins.

Participants: Christian (Rutgers), Brian (Marist), Mathieu (Delaware), Josh (Marist), Robin (Wyoming), Emily (JHU), John Hayes (Berkeley), Kate (Indiana), Janet (Delaware)

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  • Michael will release a concept document in the next weeks.
  • We need a new process to share our requirements with developers.
  • Kate: IU has a process. Here is a link to somewhat outdated information: https://oncourse.iu.edu/portal/site/!\!gateway/page/895a1a30-ac76-483c-8040-9ff3946d1c6c
    • Attachment to this page of rough notes
    • Two committees that guide development
      • FRC: Staff from teaching centers, IT, prioritize suggestions for enhancements and makes recommendations to the OPC
      • OPC: Mostly faculty--decides what development work will go forward
    • Getting the new LMS at par with the old one was the first big task.
    • "Suggestions" / requests come from many places:
      • Summary by suggestions analysis team from input from web-based form
      • FRC members through their work with faculty and staff
      • Requests from departments & schools for substantial enhancements and new functionality
      • List of known issues, not bugs but "unexpected behaviors".
      • Survey to users which generated list of top ten requests
      • analysis of previous suggestions
    • FRC does more work than prioritize and make recommendations.
    • Evaluates new tools, such as Mneme, Samigo, BlogWow
    • Interaction with FRC and developer team lead, functional analyst, and designer.
    • OPC reviews recommendations
    • Decide which tools need more design work.
    • Dev team makes time estimate for enhancement, sends it to OPC.
    • Strong leadership and committed resources are the is keys to success, IMHO. Also--flexible evolving process
    • User-driven, not dev-driven.

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