On Wednesday, I received a phone call from one of our professors.
Professor: You are the 6th person I've talked to and I can't find a Dreamweaver course and the person who is supposed to be teaching the Dreamweaver course isn't in and I really need to learn Dreamweaver this week for a project that I'm doing for my summer students.
Me: You have a couple of minutes? I can show you something.
Me: You at a computer?
I have the professor log in and navigate to the new LMS that has great content but still doesn't have all of the courses organized or people in tidy little groups. Many committee meetings (committee still TBD) and some manual keyboard/mouse labor will be involved before that happens. I'm thinking - 2 years....
I show her how to find the Dreamweaver course (mostly because I wasn't entirely sure those courses were in there), how to find other courses, and how to add stuff to her personal learning plan for easy access.
Professor: This is great!!!! Why isn't you or your help desk telling people about this!!! I WANTED an online course! Now I can do this on my own time! You are the first person who helped me! Thank you so much!!!!! (Yes - she did yell on the phone.)
Me: I know it's not fully implemented, but the courses are there. Feel free to tell people.
Professor: Thank you thank you thank you!!!!
We are already getting a shocking amount of activity for a feature that is getting absolutely no advertising outside of my little bit of guerrilla marketing. Let's see how far we can take this....