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Timeline

SPRING 2021

  • Faculty members of the Brightspace Steering Committee invited to participate in a focused, advanced sandbox with faculty enrolled in two courses as Learners and two coursers as Instructors to track for glitches & questions.
  • In April, workshops and training resources will be available to help faculty explore and prepare to use Brightspace. A dedicated mini-website to help support the transition is launched.

  • Selection of Summer Pilot participants for Summer I and II.

Summer 2021

  • The Summer Pilot of Brightspace begins. Faculty that have volunteered will be using Brightspace to support their course. Others will continue to use Blackboard. A dedicated MMC Brightspace support group can be contacted via email here.

  • All faculty will have access to Brightspace. Blackboard courses from 2019-2021 will be converted and transferred to Brighspace.

  • Evaluation and feedback from Faculty and Students of the Summer Pilot to be collected and analyzed.

FALL 2021

  • Ongoing training for Brightspace and roll-out of Brightspace courses (Faculty choose one or all courses to use with Brightspace). Blackboard will continue to be used and supported.

  • Evaluation and feedback from Faculty and Students of the Summer Pilot to be collected and analyzed.

January 2022

  • Blackboard is retired as Marymount’s LMS and all data will be archived.
  • Brightspace will be the default learning management system.
  • A dedicated Brightspace support group is established.