Learning Management System (LMS) Transition
Pace University is moving to a new Learning Management System (LMS), Brightspace by Desire 2 Learn (D2L). We will officially be referring to the LMS as Classes. Come back to this page often for regular updates and information on how to get yourselves prepared for transitioning to Classes.
To log in to Classes go to classes.pace.edu
All courses will be taught in Classes beginning with the January intersession, which starts on Saturday, January 2nd, 2021. Fall 2020 courses will be taught in Blackboard except 124 courses taught by 68 instructors. A faculty-led group representing our three campus locations concluded the review and selection during Spring 2020. It is hoped that instructors will take advantage of our new LMS when preparing new courses, using the extensive teaching and learning tools within the LMS. Where instructors wish to use past content from Blackboard, courses from 2018, 2019 and 2020 have been converted and are accessible, with some adjustments being required.
We understand that this is another change in uncertain times, however this is one that will provide us greater flexibility in dealing with today’s challenges. Brightspace is cloud-based, mobile optimized and designed for collaboration. It provides an improved learning experience for students and faculty alike with its intuitive, responsive user interface.
In addition, Pace will be transitioning from our current ePortfolio platform to Brightspace’s built-in ePortfolio tool. This switch will allow for a streamlined process of adding coursework from a class to an ePortfolio page to showcase a student’s skills and achievements. The many benefits of this change include, one-click adding of documents, easy showcasing of learning outcomes for a specific course and presentation of badges and certificates achieved.
Join our weekly Classes Office Hours.
Every Wednesday from October 7, 2020 - December 9, 2020 at 12:10 PM. No sign up required.
Join Link: https://pace.zoom.us/j/91489296077
Meeting ID: 91489296077
Meeting Password: 10570
See the links below for training resources, and check back regularly for important news and resources as we move together to an improved learning experience at Pace University.