We’re moving from WebCT to Blackboard!

After extensive review and evaluation PolyU has decided to replace WebCT CE4, the current Learning Management System (LMS), with Blackboard 9.1. After many successful years of use, WebCT has reached the end of its product life.

‘Transition’ means change… what does this mean for you?

Are you a Teacher?

  • Specific training, support and extensive online resources will be provided for you.
  • A call for ‘Early Adopters‘ will be announced soon to seek those willing to receive MORE support and use Bb early
  • Each Department at PolyU will be asked to nominate a key contact point to ensure all staff know what’s happening when and to work in collaboration to make the most of the new LMS.
  • Academic staff will be invited to be part of a Bb PEDAGOGICAL Community of Practice
  • An online ‘Migration audit‘ will be sent out soon to identify – what you currently teach using an LMS? And When you need support to migrate your course?
  • A Roadshow will be offered in each Faculty and School to provide a forum for you to voice your ‘Teaching and Learning wish-list’ as we adapt Bb to PolyU
  • A Blended Learning Advisory Committee has been formed with representation from across the university to to act as a sounding board regarding technology and teaching

Are you a Student?

  • Specific training, support and extensive online resources will be provided for you.
  • Training will be offered as part of the Common Orientation Program,
  • Student’s will be invited to be part of a Bb User focus group

Do you work to support staff or students in their use of the LMS?

  • Specific training, support and extensive online resources will be provided for you.
  • Training will be offered very soon to HELP you HELP the staff you usually support,
  • Support staff will be invited to be part of a Bb TECHNICAL Community of Practice

Download a summary of our LMS Transition Process

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