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Learning Management System Administrator

Company: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Learning Management System Administrator provides administrative and configuration functions for design and operation of the Blackboard learning management system to meet UAMS needs. S/He works with the eLearning team, Blackboard corporate office, and UAMS programs on updating, configuration, and testing of UAMS's Blackboard implementation. The Admin collaborates to facilitate Blackboard configuration/integration with UAMS systems (Student Information System, R25 Scheduling tool, and GoSignMeUp).UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:* Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family* Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave* Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)* Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS* Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000* Career Training and Educational Opportunities* Merchant Discounts* Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacySalary offered commensurate with experience.Responsibilities * Provides administrative and configuration functions for design and operation of Blackboard. * Participates with other team members to evaluate options for configuration and define related provisions and processes to ensure effective use of Blackboard.* Carries out defined application administration processes. * Tests patches, upgrades, and new versions of software. * Assists faculty, support staff, and Blackboard and eLearning tool vendors (Building Blocks and LTI integrations) with investigating and correcting problems. * Coordinates communications between UAMS support staff and the Behind the Blackboard support unit for identification and resolution of problems, scheduling of planned outages and execution of other processes, assessment and planning for performance and storage provisions, and other issues.* Creates/reviews technical support resources for end users. * Maintains processes to create and populate course shells for GoSignMeUp and degree programs and special initiatives such as Interprofessional Education.* Provides support to the integration of Blackboard Learn with the PeopleSoft SIS in collaboration with Registrars and Colleges.* Maintains knowledge of Microsoft SQL in joining reports in Analytics and the SIS.* Collaborates with Teaching and Learning Support Scheduling team to facilitate integration of 25Live with SIS and BB course shells * Participates in collaborative teams to evaluate the need for new educational software technology tools, the selection of such tools, and the planning for testing, implementation and support of tools.* Serves as part of eLearning team to assist and support faculty and students in use of eLearning tools in the classroom and presentations.* Recommends and participates in technical discussion forums, conferences, webinars, websites and training to maintain and advance knowledge and skills.* May perform--other duties as assigned.Qualifications * Baccalaureate Degree in Information Technology, Learning Technology or related field of study* Computer program experience: Two (2) years of experience with any of the following:* Administration/technical support of the Blackboard learning management system* Supporting educational technology and online learning resources* Experience with SIS and LMS interaction or integration (inclusive).* Advanced proficiency level with computers particularly with Microsoft Office Suite and SQL.* One (1) year experience querying databases with SQL or equivalent technologies.* Communicate effectively with clients. Ability to listen attentively and thoughtfully to clients without interjecting personal predispositions. Ability to coordinate timely communications among UAMS faculty and support groups and Blackboard and other software vendor support units.* Understand and account for the relationships and interactions among the UAMS schools and academic support units and the overall organization, objectives, and schedules of UAMS academic operations.* Detailed knowledge of administration of Blackboard online course management system.* Understand how to write SQL queries in order to run reports on Blackboard Learn.* Basic understanding of the PeopleSoft database relevant to Blackboard LearnUAMS is an Affirmative Action--and Equal Opportunity Employer--of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).Physical Requirements Stand: OccasionallySit: FrequentlyWalk: FrequentlyBend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: OccasionallyLift, push, pull, carry weight: 10 lbs or lessUse hands to touch, handle, or feel: ContinuouslyTalk: FrequentlyHear: ContinuouslyTaste or smell: NeverRead, concentrate, think analytically: ContinuouslyPhysical Environment: Inside Classroom Setting, Inside Office EnvironmentNoise Level: QuietVisual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuityHazards: None

Keywords: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock , Learning Management System Administrator, Executive , Little Rock, Arkansas

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