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Blackboard and Blackboard Collaborate to be Retired

Following our transition plan first communicated in the spring of 2013, the Blackboard LMS will be fully retired as of June 30, 2014. If you have any remaining materials on Blackboard, please proceed to retrieve them as soon as possible. If you need assistance with this transition, please contact as early as possible, as our time throughout June will be limited.


Blackboard Archive Ends in June

We’d like to remind faculty that the existing archive of Blackboard materials will be de-commissioned at the end of June 2014.  If you believe that there are any materials of value in your Blackboard archive, we recommend that you export that content long before the end of June.


Canvas Conversion at Western

The Faculty Senate approved the recommendation of the Academic Technology Committee (ATC) to convert our learning management system from Blackboard to Canvas on February 11, 2013. This was followed by Senate approval of ATC's recommendation on how this conversion would proceed. It has received approval from the Provost. The recommendation for this conversion is that: "Full access to Blackboard be maintained through the end of summer quarter (2013).