This will be the last year the university uses Gradebook and inQsit before moving to a Blackboard-only system.
Yasemin Tunc, assistant vice president for Academic Technology Solutions, said it will be easier for faculty to use one system.
“The main reason why we are retiring both inQsit and Gradebook is because they really are obsolete products,” Tunc said. “It made sense for the university to move toward a standardized product like Blackboard that does get updated all the time.”
She said the university has been pleased with Blackboard.
“The company has been very responsive to user suggestions and demands and has released some updates to make it a lot more functional for faculty and students,” Tunc said.
She said preparations have been made to prevent Blackboard crashes similar to several experienced last year.
“We have made arrangements to move Blackboard to managed hosting,” Tunc said. “We have worked with the company to make sure that Blackboard is much more robust.”
Anyone with questions about Blackboard can visit the Tech Center in Bracken Library Room 101.