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Otis College Learning Management System: OVERVIEW

Information about the upcoming transition to Brightspace

Otis College is moving over the next two years to D2L Brightspace Learning Management System (LMS).

The following guide is dedicated to keeping the Otis College community informed during this transition.

Access

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When launched, you will be able to access the new Learning Management System (LMS) via the Otis College Dashboard (my.otis.edu).

Exciting New Features

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  • New Ways for Faculty to Communicate With Students
    • Notifications
    • Messaging
    • Dashboard
    • Activity Feeds
    • To Do Lists
  • More Than Post Discussion Boards
    • Form builders for quizzes/exams/worksheets/questions 
    • Critique/Review Tools
  • Direct Integrations with Apps + Tools
    • G-Drive
    • Zoom
    • MyMathLab
    • Libguides
    • And much more . . .
  • Attendance + Gradebook Connects Directly to Banner
  • User-Friendly Assessment Tools + Direct Access To Data
  • Digital Badges
  • Accessibility Tools
  • MOBILE APP
  • NO MORE FLASH

Timeline/Goals

As of 12.12.2018

This timeline is subject to change based upon implementation and set-up of the system.

FALL 2018

  • Begin Backend Administrative Set-Up
  • Administrator Training

SPRING 2019

  • Meet with Departments (Academic + Administrative)
    • Create plans for migrating data and active O-Space content
    • Assessment Needs 
  • Faculty Training Sessions
  • Faculty + Student Advisory Groups Meet
    • Weigh in on Set-Up

SUMMER 2019

  • Beta-test Some Live Classes
  • Continue Training
  • Offer Bricks + Clicks

FALL 2019

  • Launch First-Year Courses 
  • Train Students During Orientation
  • Open Upper Division Courses in Both O-Space + Brightspace

FALL 2020

  • All courses in Brightspace

Questions or Concerns?

WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW?

STAY INFORMED

  • Otis College Email
  • Check This Week @ Otis Emails
  • Dashboard Announcements

CONTACT

  • Jean-Marie Venturini (jventurini@otis.edu) 310.846.2628, Teaching/Learning Center, room 160.

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