So here’s the problem. Your boss comes to you and says we are going to go live with the next version of Blackboard and it better be fast and scalable. He sat in a bunch of marketing presentations that all say this is by far the most scalable version of Blackboard ever! Expectations are high and the demands are even higher.
There’s a lot of pressure from faculty, students and administrators on both him/her as well as yourself to make this the most stable and fast performing release ever.
You have had a few bumpy years administrating Blackboard in the past. With this upcoming release you plan to have more users for distance learning, heavy adoption of social tools, mobile integration and of course no solution would be complete without full online exams.
Funding is also a little tight. Resources are sparse and spread across 19 other IT projects. Oh and by the way…we are going to take on the new version in 9 to 12 weeks…so time is of the essence.
You have to do this all on your own or with the student intern.
Good luck…You will need it!