Posted on August 24th, 2011 No comments
As you may be aware, the decision was made in Summer 2010 to switch the central eClass Learning Management System (LMS) from Blackboard Vista to Moodle (for more general information on this transition check the Moodle transition website).
There have already been over one hundred courses piloted on Moodle in Winter, Spring, and Summer terms this year. This Fall term is the first major phase of our campus-wide LMS transition and it will mean some changes for all University of Alberta eClass users.
During the transition period, there will be courses running on both systems: eClass Powered by Blackboard Vista (formerly WebCT) and eClass Powered by Moodle.
On August 24th 2011, students and instructors will be able to access all their courses on either system from a single portal page: https://eclass.srv.ualberta.ca/portal/. This URL is linked for easy access from the top right of the U of A home page.
The Portal login page looks very similar to the previous eClass Vista Login page: most users should select U of A courses and click Continue. They will then be sent to the campus’ Central Authentication page - the same login page as for Beartracks, Mail, and the Google apps - where they should enter their CCID and password.
Users who have no courses on Moodle will be logged directly onto Vista from this page.
Users who have courses on Moodle will be logged in to the eClass Course Overview page:
From this page you can access courses on either LMS by clicking the course name.
If you have any questions or issues, please contact us at email@example.com or by phone at 780-492-9372.
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