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Timeline

This timeline is updated regularly to show the latest information.

Fall 2019

  • ITS Staff implement the CNM Brightspace platform and integrate it with CNM’s existing infrastructure.
  • User Acceptance Testing (UAT) of the new platform begins.
  • Distance Learning (DL) Staff test the tool that migrates courses from Blackboard to Brightspace.
  • Faculty and staff training modules are developed.

Spring 2020

  • The CNM Brightspace platform is integrated with the Banner system to prepare for large-scale faculty and staff access.
  • Training begins for Early Adopters in February 2020.
  • UAT of the CNM Brightspace platform continues.
  • DL Staff begins course conversions of consensus and template courses from Blackboard to Brightspace.
  • Brightspace Roadshow: interactive demonstrations of the Brightspace platform are presented on every CNM campus.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down the Brightspace training, but training efforts continue online.
  • Face-to-face training sessions  are cancelled. 
  • Distance Learning Faculty begin training in Brightspace in early April.
  • The LMS Team continues the communication and promotion efforts related to the Brightspace transition.

Summer 2020

  • All Faculty gain access to training through the Faculty Jumpstart in Brightspace.
  • Faculty will have access to empty course shells for training.
  • Development of staff training begins in collaboration with key groups.
  • Virtual workshops on essential Brightspace tools are available.
  • Brightspace Roadshow: Virtual demonstrations and interactive sessions of the Brightspace platform are presented in June.
  • Virtual training sessions supplement the self-paced faculty training.  
  • DL Staff begins course conversions of individual courses from Blackboard to Brightspace.
  • Faculty can request courses to be copied from Blackboard to Brightspace through the  Brightspace Transition Form. 
  • DL-Certified Faculty should complete required training by August 9, 2020. This deadline was extended  until October 4, 2020 for faculty who are trained to be DL certified during the summer 2020 term. 
  • Staff training begins in summer and continues in the fall. 

Fall 2020

  • Virtual workshops on Brightspace tools and general support drop-in labs continue. 
  • Faculty must complete Brightspace training by October 4, 2020.
  • Student outreach and marketing related to the transition to Brightspace begins in October 2020.
  • Faculty can request courses to be copied from Blackboard to Brightspace through the  Brightspace Transition Form. 
  • The last day to submit a course transition request to DL is November 30, 2020. 
  • Faculty review migrated courses and make necessary adjustments.
  • The Blackboard platform closes on December 18, 2020.  Important course content and data must be archived or exported prior to  December 18, 2020. 
  • Select Online College courses pilot the use of Brightspace.  
  • December 2020-January 2021 intersession courses are  taught in Brightspace.

Spring 2021

  • Full launch of Brightspace: All CNM courses use Brightspace as the learning management system.
  • Distance Learning continues to support teaching and learning in Brightspace.