Consult the following table to find how long your archived courses will be available on Brightspace.
May 1st, 2017
Spring | Summer
September 1st, 2017
January 1st, 2018
May 1st, 2018
September 1st, 2018
January 1st, 2019
May 1st, 2019
January 1st, 2020
May 1st, 2020
Is the migration process a 100% foolproof method to transfer courses / quizzes / content?
No migration process is 100% perfect.
You will most likely have some work to do if you chose to use the migrated courses from BBL, and this can range from restyling text all the way up to having to rebuild your course from scratch. We strongly recommend recreating your courses from scratch using the new system. That being said, we are putting a large quantity of resources (documentation, videos, human support, phone support, email support) to make this transition as smooth as possible, regardless of the option you’ll pick.
Note: Archiving a course keeps the structure and content of the course intact, but does not maintain the student's contributions to the course (grades, discussion board, assessments, assignments, etc.).
Why Brightspace by D2L?
We picked Brightspace by D2L following a rigorous RFP process. D2L was the vendor that consistently scored higher than the other candidates, and that could ultimately meet the needs we defined together better.
Here are some key features of Brightspace by D2L that will help us offer you a great experience:
Overall, the whole process with D2L was very positive and we are confident that we are entering a strong partnership with them.
Can I find all the BBL tools in D2L?
The short answer is "probably not".
During the selection process, each vendor was assessed against nine mandatory criteria (including bilingualism and accessibility legislation) and had to answer in detail 125 questions corresponding to the needs expressed by the community during the consultations.
Selecting a new system was not a matter of replacing each tool for the same tool, but finding the system that meets the needs of the community. The tools frequently used by the community are all found in the new platform. Some tools, for example the Wiki and Blog tools, which were used by less than 1% of the courses, are not there. The functionality of these tools can be replaced by other tools within D2L.
Will other technologies used on campus (Echo360, Adobe Connect) be integrated in the LMS?
We will test every other technology offered on campus, and if an acceptable integration is possible, we certainly will integrate them in the LMS.
I don't see my courses?
How can I get help?
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