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Brightspace will replace Blackboard in summer 2017

Jan. 11, 2017—Vanderbilt will launch Brightspace as its primary course management system in summer 2017 replacing Blackboard, the university’s current system.

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Blackboard support team at Center for Teaching announces holiday schedule

Dec. 15, 2016—The Blackboard support team at the Center for Teaching announces its holiday schedule to assist instructors preparing for spring courses.

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New technology simplifies copyright clearances on teaching materials

Jul. 22, 2016—A new technology service secured by Vanderbilt Libraries will reduce the liability of faculty and students from unintentional misuse of copyrighted material.

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Blackboard news: Course management system demos, new policy, upgrade coming soon

Apr. 15, 2016—The Center for Teaching announces information for Blackboard users that includes upcoming demos by course management vendors, changes to the course availability and deletion policy, and a system upgrade.

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Campus encouraged to participate in Blackboard feedback survey

Mar. 16, 2016—As the administrative home for Blackboard, the Center for Teaching is conducting an assessment in March to determine the extent to which Vanderbilt’s primary course management system is meeting the needs of campus users.

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Teaching seminar Oct. 6: Make Blackboard work for you

Sep. 30, 2015—DigitalVU will host the Center for Teaching's Stacey Johnson for an interactive tips-and-tricks seminar about getting the most out of this year's updated edition of Blackboard.

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New videos on copyright law will help users balance fair-use considerations

Sep. 23, 2015—Three educational videos on copyright law and policy that will help guide faculty, staff and students in using Blackboard and related technologies are now available.

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Center for Teaching launches Blackboard enhancements

Aug. 19, 2015—The Center for Teaching has launched a number of developments for the university’s course management system, including new features and new support options for instructors.

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OAK retired; Blackboard now 21 times faster

Feb. 9, 2015—Following Vanderbilt IT's migration of OAK to Blackboard-managed hosting in December, the OAK name has been retired. The tool is now called Blackboard and boasts much faster speeds and a more modern environment.

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New media streaming tool, copyright policy announced for Blackboard

Jan. 7, 2015—A new streaming media tool integrated with Blackboard will enable faculty and students to upload, publish, search, create, re-use and share video with registered class members directly from within the course management system.

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Blackboard unavailable Dec. 21-22 as courses are migrated to new environment

Dec. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt’s OAK course management system is being migrated from Vanderbilt servers to Blackboard servers. The system will be unavailable Dec. 21-22, and access to some courses will be limited in December.

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OAK to move to Blackboard off-campus managed hosting in December

Nov. 3, 2014—Later this year, Vanderbilt’s localized version of Blackboard’s course management system, OAK, will move from on-campus Vanderbilt servers to off-campus Blackboard servers.

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