Blackboard Learn Migration & Pilot @ PNC
Since 2003, PNC has used WebCT/Blackboard Vista as part of the Purdue University system. This West Lafayette hosted service has provided faculty staff and students a common learning management system (LMS) platform for online instructional content delivery and collaboration. We anticipate completing the move to Blackboard Learn by the end of 2012.
Our project time line is purposefully aggressive. This is an important project, and there are many reasons why we need to make this change at this time. Foremost is that our current LMS, Blackboard Vista, is going out of support at the end of this calendar year - this alone has pushed things along. Perhaps more important, however, is that moving to Blackboard Learn will provide both faculty and students with a better, more robust, and ultimately more effective learning environment. Please consult the chart below for more information regarding the overall project schedule.
How To Participate
The earlier you begin your migration from Vista to Learn, the better! Planning is underway to facilitate any and all faculty members who wish to begin using Learn, either to teach or to simply migrate course content, as soon as possible. Watch your inbox, the OLT BbL page, and this page for the latest details!
Download Training Flyer Here - Spring and Summer training opportunities begin on April 25th!
Register to Attend Training Sessions Now!
We will also a full slate of training opportunities throughout the Fall! Department-specific sessions; Topic-specific sessions; etc... One-on-One consulting to assist in the movement/conversion of your files from Vista to Learn will also be available throughout the Summer and Fall -- Contact us for More Information!
It's always important to keep up with the latest happenings, especially with a project this important, so we're going to make it easy for you to get the info you need when, and where, you need it!
PNC Faculty: Check out this handy PDF to learn how to create a Master Course & get started using BbLearn! Questions? Create a support request through Services @ PNC or call the IS Help Desk at 785-5511.
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Migration Pilot Project Team
The Migration Pilot Project Team began work at the end of the Fall 2011 Semester, preparing for an initial rollout of 6 course sections and 175 students.
Jenny Hyatt - Student, Office of Learning & Technology
Jason Inman - Staff, IS and LTL, CNIT
Doretta Kurzinski - Faculty, English
Dawn Madura - Staff, IS
Amy Moberg - Staff, IS and LTL, CNIT
Carla Pfeffer - Faculty, Social Sciences
Glen Piper - Staff, IS & VCAA and Project Manager
Adam Polomchak - Staff, IS
David Pratt - Staff, Office of Learning & Technology and Faculty, Education
Angela Schooley - Faculty, Nursing
Katie Sirko - Staff, IS
Annette Tomory - Faculty, Chemistry
Maria Watson - Staff, VCAA
Erin White - Staff, Office of Learning & Technology and CL, Education