The Teaching and Learning Technologies department at the University of Kansas Medical Center post updates, tips, and other educational technology information.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Blackboard is Coming!
After Blackboard (which acquired ANGEL in May 2009) announced that it would end support for ANGEL in 2014, a committee of faculty and staff were assembled to review alternative Learning Management Systems (LMS) to replace ANGEL. After creating a list of requirements and going through a thorough review process, the committee selected Blackboard Learn, Blackboard’s LMS.
Integrating Blackboard will start with a pilot in Spring 2013 with a campus wide roll out of Blackboard beginning Summer 2013.
TLT will be working with schools to migrate ANGEL courses to Blackboard. A website will provide information with training documents and courses to help learn the new LMS. TLT will also provide training opportunities in a variety of formats: group, online, and individual. To get a taste of Blackboard and its new features, visit Blackboard’s site.
What do I do now?
Wait for more information from TLT. We have a lot of testing, configuring, and coordinating to make this transition as smooth as possible. TLT wants to bring the best technologies to you to improve effectiveness and engagement in learning. This is one step in that direction.