ALL Summer Courses are using Blackboard!

Any class that begins after May 2, 2011 will be taught in Blackboard 9.1 Learn (regardless of instructional method).  If you have not moved your content from WebCT CE8 yet, now is the time to do so. WebCT’s official retirement date is quickly approaching and we are working hard to ensure that you are prepared.

As the transition to Blackboard comes to a close, all courses are now being taught in Blackboard for summer semester.  You might have noticed that the dual log in screen at https://online.valenciacc.edu/ or accessed through the Quick Links on Valencia’s homepage has now change to primarily show Blackboard only. Faculty, Staff, and Dual Enrollment students who’s spring semester hasn’t ended yet can still access WebCT at the link shown below on the log in screen.

WebCT Access in Online Course Page

What do I have to do to prepare for Summer? 

  • All summer 2011 courses have been loaded into Blackboard and are ready for you to begin development on your course materials.
  • Faculty will be able to access their course materials and create backups until May 28, 2011 at 11:00pm.  After that date, all materials will need to be in BB9.1 and access to WebCT for faculty will cease.
  • If you are not teaching this summer (or if you need additional development spaces), you are encouraged to contact webcthelp@valenciacc.edu for each course you would like to migrate from WebCT CE to Blackboard LearnIn the event of grade disputes, Valencia system administrators will be able to assist you in recovering your data and helping you to access the required information to investigate the dispute.
  • NEW!! Attend 1-hour webinars ABC’s for Teaching with Blackboard

What if I don’t teach my courses currently in WebCT until after Summer? 

  • All future courses (regardless of instructional method) will be loaded into Blackboard.
  • If you are not teaching this summer it’s important to request a development spaces for each course you would like to migrate from WebCT CE to Blackboard Learn by contacting webcthelp@valenciacc.edu prior to losing access to WebCT.
  • Faculty will be able to access their course materials and create backups until May 28, 2011 at 11:00pm.  After that date, all materials will need to be in BB9.1 and access to WebCT for faculty will cease.

How do I move my content from WebCT to Blackboard?   

We have prepared resources to help you with this simple process.  The actual migration from WebCT to Blackboard can be accomplished using the following tutorial:

What if I don’t know if migration is right for me?

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