Lot’s of these around, some used here some used there!!  These are a few –

LMS – Learning management system, Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle to name a few and what we are currently reviewing.

LTI –  Learning Tools Interoperability Its primary purpose is to connect learning systems such as a learning management system (LMS) with external service tools in a standard way across learning systems.

MFA – Multi-Factor Authorization MFA is another layer of protection for your most vital accounts. You may already be using MFA with your bank or other personal account.  Soon to be required by all staff and faculty.  Click this link to get started.

API – Application programming interface – In general terms, it is a set of clearly defined methods of communication among various components.

MDR – Mediasite Desktop Recorder – Login here.


VPN or VPC – Virtual Private Network or Virtual Private Cloud

WP – WordPress

ROI – Return on Investment

UI/UX – User Interface/User Experience

GA – Goggle Analytics

SM(P) – Social Media (Platform)

AI – Artificial Intelligence

SQL – Structured Query Language

SaaS – Software-as-a-Service

DOS – Denial of Services

VM – Virtual Machine

AD – Active Directory

BYOD – Bring your Own Device

IoT – Internet of Things

VOIP – VOice OVer Internet Protocol

many from this source

Got some to share?


Teamwork really does work!

Went to a session sponsored by the College of Business about Microsoft Teams and found out how it might work well in your classes, departments and inter-departments.  Here are some of the highlights –

  • Can embed google drive, dropbox and has better integration with office 365
  • You can create teams, invite members both ECU and guests as well as students.
  • Within a team you can set up channels for students and their assignments.
  • Conversations are easy to start and files can be added and edited directly in the team area
  • Want to see more? Ask to join my team or go to the Microsoft Community for information and training.

Something is coming and you don’t want to miss it!

And it may be a new LMS on the horizon.  Please take time to attend one of the LMS Spring Demonstrations.  They will be held both on East and West Campus, and if you haven’t check out the new student center here is a great excuse.

“ECU is undertaking a review of our current and future learning management system (LMS) needs to determine next steps as our LMS hardware requires replacing in the next two years. The timing of this hardware replacement combined with significant changes in the LMS market make this an opportune time to evaluate LMS options to determine which system will best meet our needs.

The LMS (Learning Management System) is a critical tool in teaching and learning.


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