12.0445 WebCT: new tool for course websites

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Sat, 20 Feb 1999 20:53:49 +0000 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 445.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 20:53:02 +0000
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>
Subject: WebCT: Course Tools

February 18, 1999

"New tools help instructors create and maintain course websites"

>Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 09:05:22 -0500
>>From: Sherman Clarke <clarkes@ELMER4.BOBST.NYU.EDU>
>Organization: NYU Libraries
>Dear VRA buddies,
>I don't remember hearing about WebCT until the ALA reporting session
>yesterday at NYU. Someone reported that they heard it all over at
>ALA; I don't remember hearing about this particular application at
>VRA or CAA but I know there was lots of talk about web-based tools
>and distance learning, etc. Anyway, here's the web address for WebCT
>plus a review.
>Sherman Clarke, NYU Libraries
>------- Forwarded Message Follows -------
>Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 17:54:47 -0500
>From: STEPHNSN@elmer4.bobst.nyu.edu (Christie D. Stephenson)
>Subject: WEBCT
>To: libfac@lists.nyu.edu
>Someone mentioned WEBCT in today's ALA update. The URL for this product is
>There is also an interesting page evaluating the product from UCBerkeley at
>"WebCT is a tool that facilitates the creation of
> sophisticated World Wide Web-based
> educational environments by non-technical
> users. It can be used to create entire on-line
> courses, or to simply publish materials that
> supplement existing courses.
> WebCT not only produces courses for the
> WWW, but also uses WWW browsers as the
> interface for the course-building environment.
> Aside from facilitating the organization of course
> material on the web, WebCT also provides a
> wide variety of tools and features that can be
> added to a course. Examples of tools include a
> conferencing system, on-line chat, student
> progress tracking, group project organization,
> student self-evaluation, grade maintenance and
> distribution, access control, navigation tools,
> auto-marked quizzes, electronic mail, automatic
> index generation, course calendar, student
> homepages, course content searches and much
> more."
>Christie D. Stephenson
>Librarian for Digital Collections
>Bobst Library
>New York University
>70 Washington Sq. South
>New York, NY 10012
>VOICE: 212-998-2425
>FAX: 212-995-4366

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