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The Blackboard Learning System is a virtual learning environment and course management system. Its main purposes are to add online elements to courses traditionally delivered face-to-face and to develop completely online courses with few or no face-to-face meetings. Powerpoint, Kaltura, video, audio, animation, and other content are created outside of Blackboard and added into Blackboard courses for students to enhance teaching and learning efforts.

Blackboard Migration: Important Access Instructions

Monday, May 16th (12:00PM) - Friday, May 27th (5:00PM)

This is a reminder of the Blackboard migration work that will occur after the Spring semester has ended. Please see important notes and dates outlined below.

The migration work of our Blackboard Learning Management System for Managed Hosting will occur from Monday, May 16th (12:00PM) – Friday, May 27th (5:00PM). All courses and communities will be unavailable from 12:00PM - 5:00PM on May 16th. The 6 week incomplete period for Spring 2016 courses will still be in effect.

What are the benefits to migrating our Blackboard Learning Management System?
Managed Hosting provides a stable and scalable environment for building more online/blended courses in the future. It allows for Pace to optimize our current staffing resources to deliver better support to our faculty and students. In addition, approximately 80% of Blackboard customers have migrated to Managed Hosting to enhance their services.

Session Unavailable Available
Spring Monday, May 16th (12:00PM) through
Friday, May 27th (4:59PM)
Friday, May 27th (5:00PM)
May Intersession Monday, May 16th (12:00PM) through
Monday, May 16th (4:59PM)
Monday, May 16th (5:00PM)
Summer I Monday, May 16th (12:00PM) through
Monday, May 16th (4:59PM)
Monday, May 16th (5:00PM)
Summer II Monday, May 16th (12:00PM) through
Friday, May 27th (4:59PM)
Friday, May 27th (5:00PM)

What do Faculty need to know?
The migration consists of moving content to the hosted environment. It is important to note:

  • Faculty are strongly encouraged to complete all grading before Monday, May 16th at 9:00AM.
  • Courses that run during May intersession or Summer I (anytime between Monday, May 16th and Saturday, July 9th) will be available to faculty at 5:00PM on Monday, May 16th and will open to students automatically on the Course Start Date as defined in Banner. Faculty still have the option to make the course available earlier if desired.
  • Summer II courses will remain unavailable to faculty until 5:00PM on Friday, May 27th and will be available to students automatically on the Course Start Date as defined in Banner.
  • All “I” grades will still automatically change to an “F” grade after the standard 6 week period. However, faculty will be given an additional 2 weeks to submit a Change of Grade form with just the faculty signature and with no additional approval/signature required.

What do Students need to know?

  • Courses that run during May Intersession, Summer I and Summer II will become available on the Course Start Date as defined in Banner.

Updates and details on the Blackboard Migration will be posted here at www.pace.edu/blackboard and our IT System Status page at http://status.pace.edu.

If there are any questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at (914) 773-3333 (pacehelpdesk@pace.edu) or online at http://help.pace.edu.

Standard Operating Procedures

ITS has prepared a Standard Operating Procedures document for Blackboard. The purpose of this document is to define the manner in which Blackboard is to be used by students, faculty, and staff, and the method of support provided by Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Office of Academic Technologies.

 


 

 

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