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Hello IT Communicators,

OU is considering implementing a site where students, faculty and staff can share ideas, innovate and be creative to help solve problems on campus and improve the university. Currently, we are looking at two providers of this service SalesForce (example site is http://mystarbucksidea.force.com/) and IdeaScale (http://ideascale.com/). Has anyone implemented something like this on their campus? Have any of you used either of these two providers? I would really appreciate any feedback you all have.

Thank you!


becky grant
COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
OU Information Technology
 
405.325.3560  |  http://www.ou.edu/ouit

OU Academic Technology News

blogs.ou.edu/academictech

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I really like Uservoice.com – allows for voting/promoting ideas so the community can choose the hot topics.  Very easy to implement and administer.   We have not implemented this – but I have used it in other capacities and like it quite a bit for creating a list of tasks focused on what is most important.

 

As H. Ford said however “If I asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”   

Michael Clouse

Identity & Access Management, IT

843-953-8207 or clousemj@cofc.edu

College of Charleston

 

 

IT Communicators,

If the trend to use "idea generation-vote-evaluation" processes is new to you,  Andrea Martin incorporated it in our pre-conference seminar in Denver (Crowdsourcing the value of IT)

http://www.educause.edu/annual-conference/2012/seminar-12p-making-it-strategic-crowdsourcing-value-information-technology-separate-registration-requi

We are not using crowdsourcing at Rice at this point, but the 2.5 hour seminar takes you through the process in 5 different scenarios - if you want to experience how it works first hand.

Good luck, Becky! This would be an interesting coffeeshop topic in the future after you've implemented your solution.

Carlyn Chatfield
Manager, IT Technical Communications
Rice University
Houston, Texas 77005

On 11/1/2012 10:54 AM, Grant, Becky wrote:
Hello IT Communicators,

OU is considering implementing a site where students, faculty and staff can share ideas, innovate and be creative to help solve problems on campus and improve the university. Currently, we are looking at two providers of this service SalesForce (example site is http://mystarbucksidea.force.com/) and IdeaScale (http://ideascale.com/). Has anyone implemented something like this on their campus? Have any of you used either of these two providers? I would really appreciate any feedback you all have.

Thank you!


becky grant
COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
OU Information Technology
 
405.325.3560  |  http://www.ou.edu/ouit

OU Academic Technology News

blogs.ou.edu/academictech

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.


********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

We used Salesforce for our internal IT department Idea Jam a few years ago and had very good success.  Our participation rates were very high.  It wasn't cheap but was an effective tool for encouraging feedback and voting on ideas. 

 

Our Student Government Association uses IdeaScale which is published on their website.

 

Beth-Anne Sullivan

Director, IS Project & Service Management
Northeastern University
617-373-7497  (desk)

 

Message from james.c.robertson@gmail.com

NYU is using IDEO's platform -- http://www.openideo.com/ -- to run its Global Idea Exchange campaign.  See at ideaexchange.nyu.edu

--Jim @ NYU



We use Podio.  It’s free and has several “Idea” apps available.

 

 

Melanie T. Thomas   MBA - CIS

Manager, Marketing & Communications

Technology Support

Information Resources & Planning

The University of Texas at El Paso

915-747-6825

 

 

 

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE IT Communications Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:ITCOMM@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Jim Robertson
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2012 2:28 PM
To: ITCOMM@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [ITCOMM] Idea Generation Sites

 

NYU is using IDEO's platform -- http://www.openideo.com/ -- to run its Global Idea Exchange campaign.  See at ideaexchange.nyu.edu

 

--Jim @ NYU

 

 

Message from beckygrant@ou.edu

Thanks everyone for all the great feedback! 

I'll be sure to keep the group updated as we go through this process.

Have a great weekend.

Becky

becky grant
COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
OU Information Technology
 
405.325.3560  |  http://www.ou.edu/ouit

OU Academic Technology News

blogs.ou.edu/academictech


From: <Thomas>, "Melanie T. MBA" <melaniet@UTEP.EDU>
Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE IT Communications Constituent Group Listserv <ITCOMM@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Date: Thursday, November 1, 2012 4:09 PM
To: "ITCOMM@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" <ITCOMM@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [ITCOMM] Idea Generation Sites

We use Podio.  It’s free and has several “Idea” apps available.

 

 

Melanie T. Thomas   MBA - CIS

Manager, Marketing & Communications

Technology Support

Information Resources & Planning

The University of Texas at El Paso

915-747-6825

 

 

 

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE IT Communications Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:ITCOMM@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Jim Robertson
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2012 2:28 PM
To: ITCOMM@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [ITCOMM] Idea Generation Sites

 

NYU is using IDEO's platform -- http://www.openideo.com/ -- to run its Global Idea Exchange campaign.  See at ideaexchange.nyu.edu

 

--Jim @ NYU

 

 

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