Yesterday we signed off stage one of the migration. All the modules (courses) we expected have migrated across and been restored. We have now started the UAT (user testing) of the content. We do this through a set of stages, which build on each other in complexity.
The first stage was fine, courses have been rebuilt under the correct naming conventions.
A couple of observations (which we expected) if you’ve have been using absolute links within courses, these will not work (as the urls have changed). The Learning Objects tools (wiki, blog and podcast) have been disabled for new activities, but if you have used them previously you’ll be able to see, edit them.
Today, we’ll be continuing the next stages of the user testing, and coordinating with Blackboard about the work on Monday 6th.
Please note, Monday 6th August, will involve some downtime, where LearnUCS & Wolsey will not be available. This is because we need to migrate and restore the courses which have changed since the 30th July, and Blackboard need to complete two really important tasks. These tasks will map the new system to student submitted work in SafeAssign and the Gradebook.
Blackboard are not sure how long this will take, therefore, we are expecting the system to be unavailable for the morning (up to 13.00). We’ll be releasing a specific post on the systen availability soon.
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