This talk is a follow-up to last year’s presentation on the – then ongoing – development of a search engine for Blackboard. We’ll talk about the reasons why we decided to build a search enigne for Blackboard and about the goals and requirements we defined for this development.
– Why was it developed?
– Driven by user need and demand
– Indispensable feature in this day and age
– Delivery of near-real-time results
– All authorisation settings and access rules should be enforced
We’ll discuss some of the technical and technological hurdles that needed to be taken and some of the choices that were made and solutions that were implemented to overcome those hurdles. At the start of the current academic year, a beta version of the search engine was launched. With the search engine having been live for almost half a year, we will be able to make a first assessment of the actual use of the tool and the reception of the tool by our users.