Connection to Virtual Campus
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Will I lose my course content after May 31? Click here to find out...We have received some concerns regarding the transition to the new Virtual Campus and how Blackboard Learn courses will be affected in the process. Please see below for some clarifications.
You will not lose any content during and after the change to the new Virtual Campus.
As per our usual backup policy, Faculty members have access to their Blackboard material dating back to 2014 to ensure a smooth migration to the new system.
All Blackboard courses from Fall 2016 have already been archived and are available for migration via Maestro, the portal for faculty members. Winter 2017 courses will be archived in the next week or so. Note that Faculty will be able to continue to save, export and archive their content in Blackboard until May 31.
Course Creation in the New Virtual Campus
Due to the way courses and laboratories are created in uoCampus, Faculty will now have to use Maestro, the portal for faculty members to choose which courses are to be made available in the new Virtual Campus. This is a quick 3-step process that allows Faculty to select courses to be created, merged and optionally to request Blackboard content migration. The migration request will be available until April 2020 for courses that existed in Blackboard. Visit this page to know more on course creation and migration.
Note: Faculty will only see their courses once they have been assigned as the primary instructor to their courses by their respective Faculties/Departments in uoCampus. Our system is automated and pulls information from uoCampus several times a day. If your name is not assigned as the primary instructor to your course in uoCampus, it will not be visible in Maestro. Please contact your faculty to correct the situation. Fall courses will only be available as of June 1st.
Questions? Please see our frequently asked questions or feel free to contact us at:
Former learning management system (Blackboard Learn until 31 May 2017)
New Virtual campus
As of the spring/summer 2017 term, courses will be supported by Virtual Campus, the new learning management system (LMS) of the University of Ottawa.
Professors can already connect to the new platform in order to learn how to use the new features (many of which are similar to Blackboard LearnTM). Participate in the online demo course that will remain available indefinitely. Use your uoAccess ID to log in (i.e. the short name before your @uOttawa.ca e-mail address. Ex: jsmit000).
Do you need training on the new learning management system? Please check to see if there is any Virtual Campus training that fits your schedule.