Learning Objects Retirement Notice for Blackboard Users

Dear Colleagues,

As you may already know, CUNY’s Blackboard installation will be upgraded at the end of December. As part of the maintenance performed during the upgrade, CUNY will discontinue the use of the Learning Objects building block, which includes the Campus Pack Blog, Wiki, Podcast, and Journal tools. The Blackboard-native Blog, Wiki, and Journal tools must be used for all courses Winter Intercession 2017 and later.

Winter Intercession 2017 and Spring 2017 courses are available in Blackboard. Although you may see the Campus Pack tools in these courses, the tools will not be available after the December upgrade and any content created with them will be inaccessible. Unfortunately, there is no way to automatically migrate content created using the Campus Pack tools to the Blackboard versions. The only way to reuse the created material is to copy and paste them into the new content items, using the corresponding Blackboard tools. Blackboard Support staff is available to help you recreate course materials using the Blackboard versions of these tools. For more information on Blackboard Blogs, Wikis, and Journals, please visit the links below.

Blogs: https://en-us.help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Interact/Blogs
Wikis: https://en-us.help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Interact/Wikis
Journals: https://en-us.help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Interact/Journals
CUNY Blackboard Resources Faculty User Guides (please see the section for Communication and Collaboration): http://www2.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/cis/core-functions/cuny-blackboard/user-guides/faculty/

Please feel free to contact Achia Samuels at asamuels@gc.cuny.edu with questions, concerns, or your thoughts on the upgrade.

Information Technology

Submitted on: NOV 30, 2016

Category: IT - Alerts