Step 1: Assembling Your Team
Moving to Blackboard Learn Ultra is so much more than a technical project. It's a modernization of the way your institute delivers learning experiences. When making this transformation you need to ensure you have the right voices and skills in your project team. We’ll give you an overview of who should be on your Core Team and Advisory Group, as well as some resources for communicating the project scope to them.
Step 2: Understanding Your Adoption Position
Understanding your position at key points throughout the transition is essential for effective planning and management of your Blackboard Learn Ultra adoption. Our 'understanding your starting position' worksheet is designed to be used at the start of your project to gather relevant information about the scale and complexity of your move to Blackboard Learn Ultra. Using this information, our team can guide you on the best approach to the transition.
Step 3: Setting Goals and Choosing Your Approach
Your move to Blackboard Learn Ultra needs to align with the strategic goals of your institution, and fulfill some tactical goals to meet the needs of instructors and students. Learning Technology Planning Sessions with our Blackboard Learn Ultra Adoption Team will help you articulate how your project aligns with institutional strategic goals, and define the tactical goals for the project.
Once you’ve completed these sessions the Blackboard Learn Ultra Adoption Team will advise you on an adoption approach that will best suit you.
Step 4: Action Planning for Adoption
With your approach selected, you’ll be ready to plan the specific activities of your Blackboard Learn Ultra transition. We’ve got a set of resources to help you consider the scope of your tasks and our Adoption Team will help you to create a realistic and achievable plan.
Step 5: Making the Transition
To help you put your plan into action we have a range of resources you can draw on to support the move to Blackboard Learn Ultra; from training materials to ready-made communications templates.
Step 6: Getting The Most Out Of Blackboard Learn Ultra
Once instructors and students start using Blackboard Learn Ultra you’ll need to keep them motivated to explore and use it to its full potential. Embedding Blackboard Learn Ultra isn't just focused at the point of initial adoption but is an ongoing maintenance step. We have a set of resources to help you celebrate the successes, encourage instructor adoption and optimization of Blackboard Learn Ultra, and provide troubleshooting support for instructors and students.