- software - end of life - no further development on tools
- software no longer supported by the vendor at 2012
- increased requirements for mobile computing
- take advantage of WEB 2.0 technologies, drag/drop functionality, collaborative capabilities, etc.
- budget considerations; timing of transition to new platform with expiration of contract
What were the steps taken?
For the past year, the CIT group has been evaluating a host of new Learning Management Systems to replace the current system Blackboard/WebCT Vista platform. In addition, 50 faculty members took part in a pilot program with the highest rated systems. Overall details of the study can be found here.
At the conclusion of the pilot program, the faculty group came up with a recommendation for the new Learning Management system. The recommendation was for the Blackboard Learn 9.1 platform. Click here for more information.
Blackboard Learn, Release 9.1 lets you:
- Foster Student Engagement. New social learning and teaching tools transform your classrooms into communities where students remain connected to their educational experience 24 hours a day.
- Support Educational Efficiency. Instructional productivity tools give your faculty the freedom to spend less time on administrative details and more time on student success, achievement, and retention.
- Deliver Open and Extensible Learning. Free access to partner technologies, content and hundreds of Blackboard Building Blocks™.
- Connect Student Instruction with Institutional Improvement. Align your course objectives and learning goals to program and institutional goals.
If you have any questions or want more information, please contact CIT.