9 Weeks Until WebCT is gone

Last Chance to register for LTAD 3282 Before Summer!

If you have not done so already, please register for this facilitated series to help you prepare to teach in Blackboard this summer.  This course will provide the fundamentals necessary to work within the new Blackboard Learn 9.1 system.  It is offered over a four-week period of time and available in both hybrid and online/virtual formats.  Faculty who successfully complete this training receive 10 PD Credits.  Registration instructions can be found at the bottom of this message.

  Online, Synchronous, Multi-Week Courses (required virtual meeting):
  CRN 2267 Mar 23 to
Apr 20 2011
(meets every Wed 5-6pm Virtually)*
  Hybrid, Synchronous, Multi-Week Courses (required lab meetings – on campus):
  CRN 2265 Mar 21 to
Apr 18 2011
(meets every Mon 1-3pm WEC 2-112)*
  CRN 2266 Mar 22 to
Apr 19 2011
(meets every Tues 1-3pm EAC 8-213)*
  CRN 2268 Mar 23 to
Apr 20 2011
(meets every Wed 1-3pm OSC 2-116)*

*Please note the start date is when the course becomes available in Blackboard to review the orientation video and other important resources prior to attending the first facilitated session the following week.

All summer courses have been loaded into Blackboard for Summer 2011 term



Any class that begins after May 2, 2011 will be taught in Blackboard 9.1 Learn (regardless of instructional method).  If you are still teaching in WebCT CE8 this Spring semester, it is time to start making plans for summer.

What do I have to do to prepare for Summer?

  • All summer 2011 courses have been loaded into Blackboard and are ready for you to begin development on your course materials.
  • If you are not teaching this summer (or if you need additional development spaces), you are encouraged to contact webcthelp@valenciacc.edu for each course you would like to migrate from WebCT CE to Blackboard Learn
  • Faculty will be able to access their course materials and create backups until May 28, 2011 at 11:00pm.  After that date, all materials will need to be in BB9.1.
  • In the event of grade disputes, Valencia system administrators will be able to assist you in recovering your data and helping you to access the required information to investigate the dispute.

How do I move my content from WebCT to Blackboard?

We have prepared resources to help you with this simple process.  The actual migration from WebCT to Blackboard can be accomplished using the following tutorial:

Additional Blackboard Learn 9.1 Training

Faculty have the opportunity to take advantage of a variety of resources to help prepare to utilize the new system.  This includes LTAD 3282 Blackboard Essentials (both facilitated or self-paced), weekly 2-hr special topics workshops, and migration support through our Learning Technology Centers. For a complete listing of training opportunities, please visit our blog for additional information: Training Opportunities Spring 2011.

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