Monthly Archives: August 2010

August 2010 Update

Here’s a brief update on where we stand with the new Blackboard version for UTC Online. Completed: Installed new physical servers for UTC Online Installed Blackboard Learn 9.1 on new servers New Blackboard version is up and mostly ready to go: bb4.utc.edu This Fall: Beta testing by Walker Teaching Resource Center staff and UTC instructors Pilot testing for several Fall 2010 courses Faculty will have access to Spring 2011

Challenges in Moving to Version 9

In a presentation at BbWorld 2010 (“Upgrading to Blackboard Learn, Release 9: Field Notes from USC and UT Austin”), Patrick Crispen and Carolyn Thomas summarize some of the challenges their institutions faced when moving to Blackboard version 9. Some highlights included: Old ways to navigate and build a course no longer apply: many will think it’s easier, but inevitably some faculty will not think so The computer you use