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CBT Implementation on the
Berkeley Campus

Jack McCredie

Associate Vice Chancellor

Information Systems and Technology

University of California, Berkeley

CBT Software Acquisition


Nine UC campus software agreement


Covers faculty, staff and students


300 titles, renewable each year


Three year contract (expires
12/30/2000)


Centrally funded

CBT Access and Tracking
Alternatives


CBTWeb product is installed for
campus access



HTML based system which delivers
training using Web technology


CBTCampus product available for
departmental internal training


track and monitor student’s progress,
control learning path and environment

CBT Project Goals


Provide alternative and supplemental
computer training to campus


Partner with key campus units to
support CBT campus outreach

CBT Staff Outreach Partnership


Human Resources and IST


CAL PACT (People and Computer
Training)


Departmental System Administrators


Staff Organizations

CBT Faculty Outreach
Partnership


Instructional Technology Program


Collaborate with other UC campuses

CBT Student Outreach
Partnership


Workstation & Microcomputer
Facilities


Add CBT courses to existing Saturday
walk
-
in computer courses


Provide informational CBT handouts in
computer facilities


Undergraduate Affairs


New student orientation program


Established student programs

CBT Student Outreach
Partnership (continued)


Residence Halls


Academic Computer Centers


Networked dorm residents


Undergraduate Moffitt Library

CBT Technical Issues


CBT product supports only Windows
3.1/95/NT clients


CBT supports Liveplay option
(through a Web browser to view
courseware) or Download option
(courseware can be downloaded to
your workstation and installed)


No immediate solution for Macintosh
and older PC client machines

Campus Citrix Solution


Support for all Macintosh and PC
workstations (one interface)


Align technical direction with new
financial and human resources
implemented on campus


Citrix solution successful with CBT
software

CBT Resources


Resources allocated to this project


Project resides within IST’s Workstation
Support Services


.20 FTE Project Leader, .50 FTE
Technical Support Programmer


CBT server required ($16k)


CBT software ($37K annually)

CBT Future Plans


Various partnerships will require
staff allocation for campus rollout in
Summer 1998

Timeline


Nov 1997: Campus finalizes CBT
software agreement.


300 titles are selected (input from
campus departments)


Dec 1997: Software titles arrive


Jan
-
Jun 1998: CBT titles installed for
beta testing on NT/Web server

Timeline (continued)


Jan
-
Mar 1998: Testing on Citrix
server solution


Mar 1998: Schedule CBT technical
overview seminar for departmental
system administrators


Apr 1998: Approval for Citrix server
direction

Timeline (continued)


May
-
Jul 1998: Install and test Citrix
server


Jun/Aug 1998: Plan Fall CBT training
and outreach for faculty, staff, and
students in collaboration with
established partnerships


Oct
-
Nov 1998: Review existing
course titles and collaborate to
extend or acquire new titles for 1999

CBT Start
-
up Costs


CBT Software License ($36K/year)


Dell PowerEdge 6100 200MHz, 1GB
RAM, 8GB HD, Raid ($16K)


Citrix Winframe Software, 50 user
($13K)

CBT On Other UC Campuses


UC Davis: focused on training 120
technical support staff first


UCLA: rollout to campus via
CBTWeb (Window support only)


UCB is the only campus currently
installing the Citrix solution for
Macintosh and older PC clients