(This information was sent to the community 3/27/12)
Haverford is in the final stages of migrating from Blackboard to Moodle. Along with Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore, the college decided to migrate to Moodle after running a successful pilot of Moodle in Spring 2010. We thank those of you already using Moodle.
As we complete the transition, we want to make sure everyone downloads needed materials that are currently on the Blackboard system. Such materials may be housed within academic courses, Blackboard organizations, or the content manager. We have been in contact with many of you regarding your courses and organizations. We are now reaching out more generally to the community to answer some questions you may have about the migration from Blackboard to Moodle.
How long can I continue using Blackboard?
You can continue using Blackboard normally until the end of this semester. As of June 1, we will only support Blackboard access for the purpose of downloading Blackboard materials or migrating those materials to Moodle. Please do not post new materials to Blackboard after June 1, 2012. All materials must be downloaded by June 29, 2012, when Blackboard is turned off.
How can I download the materials I need?
If you have files in courses or organizations, you can download them through your browser by right-clicking on the files. If you have many files on one page, you can download them all at once using FireFox (www.mozilla.org/firefox) and the free FireFox plugin “DownloadThemAll” (www.downthemall.net/).
I put materials in the Blackboard Content Manager. What will happen to them?
As with other materials on Blackboard, materials in the Content Manager will not be accessible after June 29. Remember to download desired files in the Content Manager along with other materials in Blackboard.
Can I move my courses, organizations, or files to Moodle?
In many cases, yes. See How do I copy some or all content from Blackboard to Moodle?
Can anyone help me find and download materials I need?
Yes. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for help.