Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Blackboard to Ember Transition Completed

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) would like to inform you that the transition from Blackboard to Ember has been completed. As a result, Blackboard will be deactivated on May 27th but will remain accessible to faculty members at blackboard.stu.edu for reference and archival purposes.

Should you have any questions, please contact our Help Desk at HelpDesk@stu.edu or by calling (305)628-6610.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Summer 2016 Courses in Ember

Dear Faculty Members:

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) would like to inform you that your Summer 2016 courses are now available on our new Learning Management System – Ember. We invite you to take a look at a brief Ember overview video and login to Ember to explore the features in your course. Should you have any questions, please contact the Academic Technology Unit at oitat@stu.edu.

As a reminder: Blackboard will be retired officially on May 27th but will remain accessible to faculty members at blackboard.stu.edu.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Ember Transition Update III

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) would like to introduce our new Learning Management System – Ember, which will replace Blackboard starting in the summer of 2016.

During this semester, we have successfully deployed over a dozen pilot classes using Ember and completed the migration of 2015 courses. Presently, we are migrating the 2014 courses. These courses will be followed by the Spring 2016 courses after the semester ends. Ember will be rolled out for the G term cohort courses on April 25th and for full campus use on May 2nd.  Blackboard will be officially retired on May 27th but will remain accessible to faculty members.

Student and faculty training is being designed and coordinated by Dr. Rik Bair, Director of Online Instructional Design, with the support of OIT.

We encourage you to take a look at our Ember Tutorials website and to visit our countdown clock at http://www.stu.edu/Faculty-Staff/Ember

Friday, April 15, 2016

Ember Transition Update

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) would like to introduce our new Learning Management System – Ember, which will replace Blackboard starting in the summer of 2016.

During this semester, we have successfully deployed over a dozen pilot classes using Ember. In the next couple of weeks, we will migrate all 2014-15 courses to Ember, followed by the Spring 2016 courses after the semester ends. Ember will be rolled out for the G term cohort courses on April 25th and for full campus use on May 2nd.  Blackboard will be officially retired on May 27th but will remain accessible to faculty members.

Student and faculty training is being designed and coordinated by Dr. Rik Bair, Director of Online Instructional Design, with the support of OIT.

We encourage you to take a look at a brief Ember overview video and to visit our countdown clock at http://www.stu.edu/Faculty-Staff/Ember

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Ember Migration Project Update

As part of our planned migration to Ember, we are currently running Blackboard and Ember in parallel, with over a dozen pilot classes successfully using Ember this semester. The course migration process from Blackboard to Ember is still ongoing and will continue until the end of the semester. Faculty training is being designed/coordinated by Dr. Rik Bair, Director of Online Instructional Design, with the support of OIT.

Ember will be rolled out for full campus use on May 20th at which time Blackboard will be deactivated. Feel free to visit our countdown clock at http://www.stu.edu/Faculty-Staff/Ember.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

New MyBobcat Portal

The Office of Information Technology would like to announce a new MyBobcat portal to be published on Monday, December 14th, 2015, as part of an upgrade to our Student Information System.  The new MyBobcat portal will serve as the main access point for our future Student Planning and Financial Aid Self-Service modules scheduled to enter service in early Spring 2016.

In preparation for the new MyBobcat portal, please be advised that WebAdvisor will not be available from Friday, December 11th, 2015, at 5:00PM until 12:00AM Monday, December 14th, 2015.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Respondus LockDown Browser Instructor Training

In October, Respondus is offering training sessions for LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor. Each 45-minute webinar provides a live demo, plus tips to get started using these applications to deter cheating during online exams.

We encourage you to sign up to these training webinars at www.respondus.com/webinars.

UPCOMING SESSIONS
LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor: Instructor Training
Wednesday, October 7th at 3 pm ET
Thursday, October 15th at 8 pm ET
Tuesday, October 20th at 2 pm ET