A New WebCT Version Coming!
CCRI is planning on upgrading to a new version of WebCT that offers many new features and functions. This newer version of WebCT was renamed as Blackboard Learning System (BLS) Campus Edition (CE) 8 after the Blackboard buyout. Typically it is referred to simply as BLS CE8. It is the same product - just a new name. Some of the new features include the ability to freeze the name column in the grade book (yay!), giving multiple designers their own identity in team taught courses, gradable discussion postings, online journals, a built-in plagiarism detector, social networking components and academic resource sharing applications. Thereís much much more.
Please review an archived webinar on this new version (press Playback to start) which offers a look at the new interface or browse our upgrade website at: /it/Faculty/ce8_upgrade.html. This site will be updated regularly so check back for more info.
Overview sessions will also be held at all of the campuses once the new version has been installed. An announcement will be sent out to let you know about dates and times. The intent is to pilot a limited number of courses in this new version for Fall 2008 however donít worry, youíll be able to stay with our current version for at least another year if you choose. Please contact Fera Karakaya at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.