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Fall 2020 course available on blackboard for faculty

Fall 2020 courses are now available in Blackboard for faculty to add content. Starting this fallyou now have the option to adopt the Ultra course view. By default, all courses are created in the original (Learn) course view. Upon entering your courseyou will be prompted to choose Ultra or stay with Learn 

The Faculty Online Teaching Training (FOTT) committee strongly encourages the use of Ultra this semester because it offers an updated and more intuitive remote teaching and learning experience for students. The PST 500 course is available in Blackboard if you would like to take advantage of the self-paced training to learn how to use Bb Ultra (Module 4 in PST 500). 

If you opt to use Ultra, you will need to preview and convert your courseFrom there, you can: 

  1. Build your course from a blank slate within Ultra. This may seem like more work initially, but it allows you to rethink the presentation of your content and to take advantage of some of the design features in Ultra. This is the recommended option. 

  1. Convert your empty original course to Ultra and then export/import the original content by submitting a ticket to the IT Service DeskThis will require extensive tweaking to optimize the content for Ultra. 

  1. Copy your content from a previous Ultra course (those who participated in the 2019 Ultra Pilot or those who already are using Ultra) to your 2020 Fall Ultra course. Choose the Ultra preview and follow the instructions to complete course copy. 
    https://gallaudet.service-now.com/servicedesk?id=kb_article&sysparm_article=KB0010707 

If you are participating in the PST 500 course this summer to learn Bb Ultra, follow the instructions from the training in Module 4 to build a Master Course. This must be done in order to receive your faculty stipend.  

If you want to remain with the original Learn course view, you may use the course copy feature to upload your content as you would normally do.  
https://gallaudet.service-now.com/servicedesk?id=kb_article&sysparm_article=KB0010707 

*Note: When you initially convert from Learn to Ultra Preview, you will have the option to convert back. If you choose the use the Ultra course view, the conversion WILL BE permanent Your course cannot be converted back to the Learn once you confirm that you will use Ultra. 

Posted by Jacquelyn Lally | Posted July 11, 2020 at 6:02 PM

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Washington, DC 20002