Distributed Learning Technologies (or DLT) is the unsung hero behind Blackboard Learn, Bb Collaborate, and so many other technologies we use in teaching our students today at CSU, Chico.
TLP focuses on how to use the tools; DLT ensures those tools are up and running.
They are a silent but “heavy-lifting partner.”
They provide behind the scenes technical support for the Learning Management System (Blackboard Learn) and our distance learning service, Bb Collaborate. They also extend the functionality of our learning management system through “building blocks” or “plug-in” services; such as publisher content, Kaltura Streaming Media Server, Turnitin, etc.
Manager, David Rowe has focused heavily on standardizing systems support and providing enhanced application stability. Before this role, Dave was the Chico’s Data Warehouse Lead for a few years after moving back to Chico from Humboldt State University. Working with Dave are Miroslav Lulic (team lead), Thomas Somma, and Robert Utter.
The LMS Advisory Board (team) is comprised of DLT and TLP and also are joined by: Classroom Services, and IT Support Services. In the spirit of transparency with the campus community all of our weekly meeting notes are published online. We are proud of this strong partnership and are pleased to be working with such dedicated individuals.