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Sandbox course development started in Summer 2013 (without CAS or PeopleSoft integration), with40 pilot courses in Fall 2013. A larger-scale migration is planned for the Winter 2014 semester. Full adoption of Desire2Learn will begin with the Spring 2014 semester.

Blackboard will continue to be available until the end of the Winter 2014 semester.


Blackboard makes it easy for you to communicate with your students, post documentation and even manage assignment submissions. Dedicated group functions, tests and surveys, administration and related features make Blackboard a great tool to facilitate your teaching practice.

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A student response system that doesn't require students to buy dedicated "clickers" - use your own computer, tablet, smart phone (or cell phone via SMS).


Elluminate Live is a new technology creating an 'in-the-moment' virtual classroom direct to student desktops. This web-based audioconferencing software package enables instructors to have real-time discussions with students supported with PowerPoint slides, web sites, whiteboard mark-up capability and shared applications.

Adobe Presenter

Presenter is a software package that works within PowerPoint to add narration to slides and post the resulting presentation on the web. Presenter will be of interest to all U of C instructors and staff who wish to create powerful online presentations and learning material.