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D2L Updates


September 2010

  • Email announcement sent to all faculty.
  • Announcement posted to BeachBoard Announcements' area.

November 2010

  • Begin converting individual Blackboard courses to D2L for spring 2011 pilot instructors.
  • Upload and customize help pages for instructors.
  • Finalize the Peoplesoft integration with stakeholders including CCPE and ITS.
  • Activate Turnitin integration.
  • Begin Elluminate activation and integration process. 
  • Work with D2L to bulk convert large amounts of Blackboard courses. 
  • Work closely with CCPE to support non-credit courses.
  • Begin to create training documentation and courses for January 2011.
  • Information presentation to Senate Exec.
  • Announcement distributed via Provost's Weekly Message.
  • Information presentation per request of ASI Senate.
  • Information presentation to department coordinators via Bookstore luncheon.

December 2010

  • Continue converting individual Blackboard courses to D2L for spring 2011 pilot instructors.
  • Begin training spring pilot instructors
  • Upload and customize help pages for students.
  • Finalize the Peoplesoft integration
  • Turnitin activated.
  • Elluminate activated.
  • Continue to convert large amounts of Blackboard courses.
  • Create training documentation and courses January 2011.
  • Inside CSULB article 12/1/10.

January 2011

  • Individual courses have been converted to D2L for the spring 2011 pilot instructors.
  • Continue to train spring pilot instructors.
  • Tweak help pages for instructors and students.
  • The integration with Peoplesoft is finalized.
  • Turnitin activated.
  • Elluminate activated.
  • Continue to convert large amounts of Blackboard courses.
  • Provide CCPE sys admin training.
  • FCPD Winter Institute for Teaching and Learning (WITL) training kick-off.
  • Tech Tuesday training workshops scheduled and posted for spring 2011.
  • Training workshop delivered to Kinesiology lecturers upon request.
  • Training schedule announcement via Provost's Weekly Message.

February 2011

  • Tech Tuesdays training workshops continue.
  • Tweaking instructor and student help pages.
  • Training message in Provost's Wednesday Weekly.
  • Continue to convert large amounts of Blackboard courses.
  • Plan move to Technology Center in AS 120.
  • Creating training quick guides for workshops.
  • Develop eportfolio training and guides.
  • Complete student and instructor eportfolio help pages.
  • Develop CCPE user and course integration.
  • Troubleshoot pilot user issues.
  • Continue training help desk.
  • Plan for the migration of Blackboard organizations.
  • Training schedule announcement via Provost's Weekly Message.
  • Information presentation to Staff Council.
  • Training workshop delivered to Kinesiology full-time instructors upon request.
  • ePortfolio planning and training for MBA program.

March 2011

  • Tech Tuesdays training workshops continue.
  • Tweak help pages for instructors and students.
  • Course conversion completed.
  • Distribute the New BeachBoard Coming Summer 2011 flyer to all instructors.
  • Set up & move to Technology Center in AS 120 with user access to:
    • Help Desk
    • eLearning Consultants
    • Tech Squad
    • Tech Bar
    • Multimedia Services
    • Scantron machines
    • Instructional Technology Support Services

April 2011

May 2011

  • Go live on the new BeachBoard!
  • Continue to provide workshops and one-on-one training for instructors.
  • Pulling Blackboard archives of spring 2011 courses.  Ship hard drive to Blackboard then to D2L.
  • D2L imports Blackboard courses to our server.  Our sys admin imports course content into course shells.
  • Continue to work on instructor and student help files.
  • Continue to create Show Me videos to compliment the help files.
  • Import auto-created organizations' content into D2L.
  • Requests to move manually-created organizations pour in.

June 2011

  • Continue to process requests to move manually-created organizations. 
  • Instructor training in AS 120 continues.
  • Provost's Weekly message announcing the D2L launch for all summer courses.
  • Instructor and student help files expand to include web, print, PDF, and video options.
  • Continue to create "Show Me" videos to complement the online help files.
  • Blackboard contract ends June 30, 2011.

July 2011

  • Non-production Blackboard contract begins.  Students and faculty will need to contact itss@csulb.edu in order to access the old BeachBoard for grade disputes and incompletes.
  • Training for the help desk and tech squad students refined to advanced levels.
  • Instructor training workshops and drop-ins continue in AS 120.
  • Continue to work on instructor and student help files.
  • Continue to create Show Me videos to compliment the help files.
  • Most manually-created organizations have been migrated to D2L.
  • Tweak the Peoplesoft - D2L integration files to accommodate course creation dates.
  • Create fall 2011 courses via Peoplesoft integration.  Test for data integration.

August 2011

  • BeachBoard Bootcamp for instructors takes place for two weeks.
  • Facilitate instructor show case presentations from spring 2011 pilot instructors.
  • Continue to work on instructor and student help files.
  • Continue to create Show Me videos to compliment the help files.
  • Update help pages based on instructor feedback.
  • Complete Quick Start guide development.
  • Most manually-created organizations have been migrated to D2L.
  • Verify Peoplesoft integration
  • CSULB is 100% live on D2L.

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