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.