Yes, it’s true! We are moving from Blackboard to Brightspace!
Brightspace (formerly called Desire2Learn or D2L) will replace Blackboard as our learning management system (LMS) starting spring 2018. Brightspace has an intuitive design that makes it easy to accomplish tasks quickly. There are a number of features that faculty and students will find useful, including drag-and-drop file management, a mobile friendly interface, virtual classrooms, student portfolio tool, end-user support, and built-in analytics.
All faculty will get an opportunity to attend Brightspace training sessions that will be offered beginning in October. Here is a list of the Brightspace training sessions that are scheduled this fall. Stay tuned for more information about the training sessions. In the meantime, you can visit the D2L website for more information about Brightspace.
Additionally, we’ve prepared these Brightspace Migration FAQs to answer your questions about our migration plan.