Reminder – Blackboard Migration & Upgrade Happening May 25th through May 29th

Blackboard Migration Coming Soon!

In order to maintain a high level of continuous service, MATC-Distance Learning in conjunction with the Information Technology Department, have decided to migrate the entire Blackboard learning management system to a hosted solution with Blackboard.

The migration will take place beginning May 25th and continue through May 29th.  This means that no one will have access to Blackboard during this time.  All students and faculty will need to logoff Blackboard by 11:59 pm on May 24th.  We anticipate the LMS being available on Monday May 30th, however we will be conducting testing during the week of May 30th.

When Blackboard comes back on-line, we will be at a newer version however there is minimal front-end change impacting students and faculty.  The Distance Learning team is working on reviewing any changes that will effect faculty and/or students and will communicate those changes to the groups prior to the migration.

For additional information about the upgrade, please see our Upgrade FAQs Spreadsheet.

Thank you for your patience as we continuously strive to provide quality educational technology products.

– ​Distance Learning and Information Technology​

Whats New in Blackboard with Blackboard Trainer Mel Johansson

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On January 22nd, 2015, faculty were invited to participate in a live webinar training with Blackboard Trainer Mel Johansson. If you were unable to attend, a Collaborate recording of the session is available for your review. Please see the resources below.

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Please Note: To view the recorded Collaborate session, you will at first be prompted to install the Collaborate Launcher. Once you install the Collaborate Launcher, you may download and play the recorded session.

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For more information about installing the Collaborate Launcher, please see this Quick Reference Guide.