Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Meet TECHWINKLE - The SU Bb Support Moose

The Blackboard Traveling Support moose at Shenandoah University finally has a name! The name was announced by Andy Jacobson (a.k.a. @UXMoose), after a short poll of the attendees to see if the outcome was the the same.  Andy awarded winning name submitter Samantha Regini the $100 cash prize and runner-up Dr. Gawrysiak his prize of a $20 iTunes give card. Everyone at the name reveal was given a Bb Support Moose Techwinkle t-shirt (like what Mr. Plummer is where in the picture below). 
Photo By Emily Burner
"Techwinkle" (bottom right) posed for his first official photo immediately after the prizes were given with (top photo, from left to right) Blackboard User Experience Team Senior Director of Operations Andy Jacobson, Technology Support Liaison Tristan Plummer, junior elementary education major Samantha Regini, Assistant Professor of Sport Management Joey Gawrysiak, Ph.D., and Blackboard System Administrator Melissa Stange. Regini submitted Techwinkle's winning name, and Dr. Gawrysiak was runner-up with his submission of "Deuce the Moose". 

The below presentation welcomed attendees and the songs from Brent Holmes were enjoyed by all. After the name revealing, everyone enjoyed cotton candy, pop corn, cup cakes, chocolate covered pretzels, and other snacks, while watch the Bullwinkle & Rocky cartoons and giving feedback to Blackboard Inc's User Experience team. Twenty-five students got a lottery ticket to try and win thousands! 

Thanks to all who submitted names to the "SU Name the Bb Moose” contest and to everyone who voted. 

If you are doing creative and fun things to engage Blackboard users at your institution, I would love to hear about them. 

1 comment:

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