From Blackboard to Brightspace
In September 2020, Leiden University will be officially moving to Brightspace, which replaces Blackboard. Brightspace is more user-friendly and more modern, and offers more possibilities for the future of education.
Pilots en migration
Brightspace will be gradually implemented. For the academic year 2019-2020, a number of pilot courses are already being set up in Brightspace to support education. The experiences from the pilots will be used to set up Brightspace as optimally as possible for both lecturers and students for the academic year 2020-2021. As of September 2020, we will be completely switched to Brightspace and Blackboard will only be accessible read-only.
In order to guarantee a successful transition, faculty project leaders have been appointed and faculty implementation teams (FITs) have been set up. The faculty project leader of the Faculty of Science is Bart Monsma.
Lectures and staff, who will be providing one or more courses in Brightspace by September 2019, have already received an invitation to attend a Brightspace training.
Are you going to use Brightspace per academic year 2020-2021? Than you will receive more information about support in 2020 about transferring your courses and training options.
The following faculties/units will take part in the pilot from September 2019*:
|Social and Behavioural Sciences||
|SAZ - Compulsory Matching||