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Friday 9th September 2011

WebCT and Blackboard Learn will be unavailable next Thursday, 15th of September from 10am until approximately 4pm. This is to facilitate the switchover of the primary Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) from WebCT to Blackboard Learn.

During this time, WebCT will move to a new Web address (URL) and will still be available to those courses still running and for staff access to historical information. Blackboard Learn will move to the current URL used for the VLE, i.e. learning.ulster.ac.uk. To summarise:

These changes will be reflected in the Portal, with links to both the new VLE (Blackboard Learn) and the old VLE (WebCT).

Student enrolment on modules in Blackboard Learn for the new academic year will commence from Friday, 16th of September, with student access to the modules from Monday, 26th of September.

Staff reminder

Staff access to Semester 1 2011-12 module CRNs is now available via the module access system which is available at: http://athens.ulster.ac.uk/ModuleAccessRequest/

Detailed instructions on how to get access to the 2011/12 module areas via the Module Access Request System are at http://wiki.ulster.ac.uk/display/VLESUPPORT/Making+a+Module+Access+Request

Staff can now also use this service to set up programme support areas for designated cohorts of students using the Programmes tab.

Dr Alan Masson
Head of Technology Facilitated Learning

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