Like many folks, I have plans for this New Year’s Eve. Unlike many, my plans are to stay awake past midnight (staying sober, for obvious reasons) then remotely access the systems and make some changes to the way Palomar’s Blackboard systems run. (For your sakes, I hope your plans are more festive.)
As of January 1st, here is the state of Palomar’s Blackboard systems:
If users need to get back to the old Blackboard 8 system which hosts courses for the Fall 2010 term and prior, they may follow a link on the Bb9.1 gateway page to get back to the old system. Of course, by January 1st, most students will have lost access to their old course sites already, so this link will mostly be of use to faculty who need to access past semester content.
If you still need to pull your content from an older course and import it into a new Spring 2011 course, you can find instructions on that process in the ATRC News blog post on the subject.
So, should you be a party-goer, have fun, stay safe, and rest assured that by the time you wake on January 1st, 2011, there will be no problems finding the new Blackboard system here at Palomar.