This new project is being initiated to gather requirements for use of discussion boards within College of Science and Engineering.

The software Piazza, a discussion forum tool is currently being used within CSCE (Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, Informatics and Engineering), and CAHSS (in two schools), for the last six or seven years.

The software allows:

  • Students to use it to create questions based on topic and test others;
  • Academics can also review questions and QA the discussion board. 
  • The tool contains LaTeX and images for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) teaching. 
  • Designed for a modern audience.
  • Integrated with LEARN

This tool was previously free to use until January 2021 and, half way through the academic year which has created an unexpected spend for schools. The supplier has changed their licence model on four occasions since December 2020; this has not been a stable situation. A replacement is needed by September 2022.

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
September 2021 GREEN 50.0 days 34.8 days 0.4

Project Info

Project
Requirements for Discussion Boards in SCE
Code
SCE019
Programme
SCE Portfolio Projects (OTHSCE)
Management Office
ISG PMO
Project Manager
Karen Stirling
Project Sponsor
Chris Sangwin
Current Stage
Execute
Status
In Progress
Project Classification
Run
Start Date
30-Apr-2021
Planning Date
30-May-2021
Delivery Date
27-Aug-2021
Close Date
08-Oct-2021
Overall Priority
Normal
Category
Discretionary

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