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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 May, 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 Spring 2020- Spring 2021 will exist in a reservoir of data on Brightspace and available to faculty.

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

FALL 2021

  • 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.