Humber is upgrading to Blackboard Ultra in January 2022!
Below you will find answers to many of the questions you may have about the coming changes.
Blackboard Ultra is the next iteration and a significant upgrade to our Blackboard LMS.
We are currently using Blackboard Original. Blackboard Ultra is more mobile friendly, more accessible, more user friendly and sports a more modern design.
The time is right to modernize our LMS. With more and more of our teaching learning experiences now online, a more modern LMS is in our best interest.
Users can expect a more mobile friendly, aesthetically pleasing LMS experience that betters matches the Blackboard app experience.
Training sessions will be frequent and ongoing beginning June 2021.
Faculty are asked to back up their content out of Blackboard Original. Exporting content out of Blackboard Original, in a Blackboard .zip package, and having the content offline is important. In addition, faculty should also have copies of their course content as individual files – documents, PPTs, PDFs, images, and videos – and these should be saved on a hard drive (not within a Blackboard export). Faculty should also export their Blackboard assessments and tests/survey pools as a Blackboard exported .zip package and have this saved offline. Having these three versions of your content, for each course, saved offline, will facilitate the migration to Ultra.
Complete Switch to Ultra Coming January 2022:
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