What’s Next in the Blackboard Learn Project


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  • Your friendly Blackboard Upgrade Team have an update for you.

The Blackboard Upgrade Project team has been very busy this month with work progressing well in the move from Blackboard 8 to the vastly improved Blackboard Learn.

Some of the highlights are:
Courses have already been piloted during Summer Semester in Blackboard Learn and many other staff have been exporting/importing content (from the current system to the new system), as well as reviewing, updating and incorporating some of the exciting new tools available in preparation for using Blackboard Learn from Semester 1, 2013.

Training
The Blended Learning community are continuing to provide training workshops for academic and general staff: see Training Options for registration details.

Webinars
The project team have commenced the 2nd series of short webinar sessions for staff to attend online with a further 3rd series of webinars scheduled to follow, up until the end of March. These webinars will be run using Blackboard Collaborate (which replaces Wimba).

Series 2 topics will cover the new look and feel of Blackboard Learn, including ‘Getting Started in Blackboard Learn’, ‘Using Collaborate’, ‘Collaborate Plan’, ‘Wikis’, ‘Portfolios’ and much more. Series 3 will focus on topics for both students and general staff to assist in getting them started using the new Blackboard Learn system. See Webinar and recordings session details and view the past recordings you may have missed.

What’s next?
During the maintenance window of the weekend 9th-10th February, the primary Learning@Griffith site accessed via learning.griffith.edu.au will be switched over from Blackboard v8 to Blackboard Learn v9.1.

What does this mean?

  • When next logging into Learning@Griffith – staff and students will see the new look Blackboard Learn
  • All new student enrolments will be updated automatically overnight
  • All new enrolled students will have access to Semester 1 course sites for their subjects
  • Staff and students will be able use the Griffith App on their mobile device to access online course material in the new Blackboard Learn (v9.1), see Griffith App for more details.

Staff, please remember:
Courses that commence before 10th February will need to have student enrolments updated manually. Instructors who have courses that start earlier than 10th February will need to contact the Learning@Griffith team to have student enrolments processed for this course until the automatic enrolment process is complete. The Learning@Griffith team can be reached on the staff upgrade support line: x58111. You will need to provide the team with Course ID and start date details.

Need assistance? We’re here for you.
You can:

– The Blackboard Upgrade Project team



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