1. When is Blackboard going away? Our contract with Blackboard expires on December 31st Blackboard will no longer be available to the CCC community after this time.
  1. When will spring 2019 courses be created in Brightspace: Spring 2019 courses have already been created in Brightspace. There is no need to request a course shell.
  1. What Blackboard content will be imported into Brightspace?
    1. Fall 2017, spring 2018, and summer 2018 course content has been imported into Brightspace.
    2. Fall 2018 courses will be imported into Brightspace at the conclusion of the term.
    3. No prior student work will be imported into Brightspace.
  1. How will I access my older Blackboard courses after December 31st, 2018
    1. We recommend that you download a course archive for any material older than fall 2017 which you wish to retain, as well as any needed gradebooks or quizzes.
    2. CCC will only retain a backup of courses from 2013 to 2018. All previous years will be purged.
  1. Will adjuncts be paid to attend Brightspace training? All adjuncts will be paid to attend two hours of Brightspace training provided the training does not occur at a time when the adjunct is already scheduled for their regular work assignment.
  1. What Brightspace classes are being offered? The following Brightspace training courses are available.
    1. Foundations: The introductory class
    2. Assignments and Turn it In
    3. Drop-in / Office Hours for one-on-one Brightspace help
    4. Course Uplift with an Instructional Designer
    5. Advanced topics and deep-dives, eg, Communication Tools and Grades
    6. View the training schedule and sign up for a training course at: https://brightspaceresources.ccc.edu/trainingevents/. If you are unsure which course to take, please reach out to someone on the team.
  1. I am unable to attend an in-person training. What are my other options? If your schedule does not permit you to attend an in-person training, we also offer virtual training as well as a self-paced course in Brightspace.
  1. What should I do if a student needs an incomplete this fall?
    1. In the event that your student is granted an incomplete, the student must download anything they need from Blackboard to complete their work prior to 12/31/2018.
    2. The incomplete test or assignment will need to be recreated in a Brightspace shell. Contact your TIS or OIT for assistance.
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