It’s hard to believe that the semester is almost over and with it the first cohort of Blackboard Learn users. We have all gained experienced and insight on the migration from ANGEL to Blackboard Learn that has shaped our campus plan.
As we prepare to migrate the rest of the campus, we wanted to make you aware of a few important items including migration paths and the decommissioning of ANGEL.
ANGEL End of Life
First, it is important to remember that Blackboard Learn will be the only campus supported learning management system (LMS) as of the Fall 2015 semester. The last day ANGEL access will be available is Monday, August 31, 2015. After that, any attempts to access it will be redirected to Blackboard Learn. This means that any needed ANGEL content must either be saved and downloaded to your computer or migrated to Blackboard Learn.
The following describes various migration paths.
1) Automatic Content Migration – Available Prior to June 8
Open SUNY will be migrating all Fall 2015 ANGEL course shells to Blackboard on June 8. If you would like to take advantage of this option, follow the steps outlined on the Migration FAQ page, question 2. You must complete the steps by Sunday, June 7, 2015. NOTE: This is a one-time only process!
2) Self-Migration – Available anytime
Instructions on how to migrate content yourself are on the campus Blackboard Learn website on the Migration Resources page, under “Open SUNY ANGEL to Blackboard Learn Migration Guide.”
3) No Migration – Manually Add Content to Bb Learn – Available anytime
Fall 2015 course shells are now available in Blackboard Learn. You can upload or add content to them at any time. Get started by pointing a Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browser to www.oswego.edu/bb.
Spring 2016 Course Content
If you have ANGEL content you may not be migrating but would like to use in the future, you will need to create an ANGEL Export file. This file will not include student work and must be imported into Blackboard Learn to be viewable. Please see Creating ANGEL Course Archive File for instructions on creating export files.
Bb Learn Training
We will be offering numerous Blackboard Learn workshops throughout the rest of the semester and summer. In addition to the workshops, office hours are available for individual assistance. Those times are also available from the workshops page.
Additional information about the migration is available from the Blackboard Migrations FAQs page. Blackboard related questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions or concerns. The number one lesson we’ve learned is to start the migration process early!
-The Blackboard Migration Team (CTS, Extended Learning, Penfield Library)