Over the past year IT&MS evaluated and compared the latest LMS products on the market to determine whether to stay with Blackboard, or to migrate to a new system. Throughout this process we viewed demos, tried each of the products out in a sandbox environment, held demonstration workshops and one-on-one demonstrations for faculty members, provided video overviews, and supplied web links about each product. We also demonstrated the products to the SGA and the Faculty Senate. Based on this process and student and faculty feedback, the decision was made to move to a new Learning Management System called Brightspace by Desire2Learn.
The feedback we received, and our own experiences in testing the product, highlighted that Brightspace is easier to use, has updated tools and features, and has added features that our faculty and students are interested in. Examples of these features are:
Over the next year we will be moving all Assumption College courses from Blackboard to Brightspace. This migration will take place in three waves.
To support this transition:
If you have any questions or concerns about the new LMS, Brightspace, and our transition away from Blackboard please contact the IT Help Desk at 508-767-7060.
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