In late 2010, B2B Technologies collaborated with the University of Florida to implement a Microsoft SharePoint based Course Catalog solution. The University wanted to streamline the process for maintaining and updating course catalog content while providing an enhanced user experience for students and faculty. SharePoint's rich content management and workflow capabilities provided the perfect platform.
Recognizing that the solution might be relevant for other institutions, Microsoft hosted a webcast last week showcasing the UF Course Catalog system. During the webcast, we sat down with Vicki Clifford, the project manager at the University of Florida, to discuss development of the course catalog and demonstrate the complete solution which is currently in use for the second year in a row. The webcast drew over 80 attendees from colleges and universities around the nation. We were thrilled by the level of interest and were grateful for the opportunity to share the great work that was accomplished by the teams at UF and B2B. We are extremely proud of our partnership with the University of Florida and the resulting Course Catalog system.
Here is the video recording of the webcast.
If you would like to get your hands dirty and test out the Course Catalog system for yourself, B2B Technologies developed the Contoso University demo environment that was used during the webcast. It is publicly available here. You will need a Live ID to log in and schedule time.
We host numerous events on a variety of topics from SharePoint classroom best practices to migrating your institution to Office 365. If you are interest in learning more, stay tuned by following us on Twitter @b2btechedu or @B2B_Tech.