After your requested migrations have been processed and the courses are available in Learn, you will need to do some clean up to make sure everything is working properly. Below are some of the key items you need review to finalize the migration. If you have any questions or need any help during this process, please contact the Online Learning Team at 215-895-1224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Migrations from Bb Vista
The course menu is Bb Vista was a tool repository, where you could hide or reveal links to different tools. When these migrate over to Learn, the repositories are converted into Content Areas. This can cause issues if items are hidden in the old tool area but linked somewhere in the course. For example, if you used Learning Modules but hid the Learning Modules tool in the left navigation, any links to Learning Modules throughout your course will not work until the link is revealed.
Headers and Footers
These migrate over to Learn as Items. These Items will be titled " ". You will need to edit these items and add an appropriate title.
Tests, Surveys and Pools
Unlike Bb Vista, the central repository for Tests and Surveys is not directly accessible by students. In order for a student to be able to take a test, it must be deployed in a Content Area.
All of the columns from your Bb Vista section's grade book will be available in the Grade Center of your Learn course. You will want to make sure that this is cleaned up before copying it forward. If you have old assignments or tests that you are no longer using, make sure that when they are deleted, the associated column in the Grade Center is deleted as well.
Migrations from Blackboard Classic
HTML Code in Items
You may notice that certain Items that rendered properly in your Classic course do not look correct or have a red bar denoting an error with the HTML code. You will need to edit these items and clean them up so that the bad code that existed in Classic is fixed in Learn. The main culprit for this is copying and pasting from Word documents. We recommend that when you need to copy and paste, you do so from a plain text editor like Notepad on a PC or TextEdit on a Mac. This will ensure that you are not copying any extra HTML code into your Items.
All of the files that are linked in your course will now exist in a central repository called the Content Collection. The initial directory structure of the Content Collection is dictated by the layout of the course. This typically results in files being sorted in a manner that is not easily understandable. We recommend taking some time to reorganize your files in the Content Collection so that you can easily add to and maintain the course going forward.