University of California, San Diego
November 15, 2000
SUBJECT: Announcing WebBT for 2000-2001
On behalf of its sponsors: the Human Resources Department, Academic Computing Services, Administrative Computing and Telecommunications, and the Vice Chancellor-Business Affairs, I am pleased to announce the third upgrade to WebBT, the UCSD web-based training system. An indication of the success of this system is the fact that between 800 and 1200 users take courses via WebBT each month.
This year the system offers 500 computer-related courses on the web for UCSD faculty, staff, and students, as well as eleven courses on project management professional skills. In addition to the project management courses, new topics include mainframes, Microsoft Visual InterDev, Microsoft Office 2000, and Novell BorderManager. It was hoped that access for Macintosh users would be in place by now, but the vendor has not yet delivered the MAC-compatible version.
Along with the web-based courses, we are pleased to be able to provide professional skills training on multimedia CD-ROM for Windows. These courses are intended for UCSD employees and cover thirteen subjects including negotiation skills, project team participation, conflict management, coaching, and creative thinking. A complete list of titles and a reservation form are found in the Staff Education and Development Self-Study Library, http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/staffeducation/cbt/cdrom.html CD's may be borrowed for five working days and will be sent to you through the campus mail.
We hope that you will enjoy these sophisticated learning resources, and that supervisors and managers will support their staff taking advantage of them to enhance their ability to contribute to the mission of their units and the campus.