Starting Over With Blackboard: Lessons and Experiences from a LMS Transition
In the 2015-16 Academic Year, Texas Tech School of Law transitioned from its older learning management system to using Blackboard Learn 9. This presented a number of opportunities and challenges for the librarians and IT professionals who oversaw the changeover. This program will talk about the process that TTU Law School went through in making the changeover, including consideration of what system we would use, preparation for the transition, faculty training, and launch-day difficulties, and will follow through to ongoing issues and concerns as the transition is now complete. The program will also offer takeaways and advice for those looking to implement an LMS or change to a new one, including what worked well, what did not work, and what those involved wished they would have known.