D2L Brightspace Updates


  D2L Brightspace Migration Information

McKendree University is migrating from Blackboard Learn to a new Learning Management System (LMS), D2L Brightspace, at the start of the 2020 Summer term. This page will provide implementation information throughout the process. There will be no interruption of Blackboard Learn during the 2019-2020 academic calendar.



D2L timeline

February 2020

•  Early adopters invited to participate in the Spring pilot of Brightspace can prepare to
    teach Spring 2 courses using the new system.


March 2020

•  Blackboard Learn remains McKendree’s primary learning management system.
•  Early adopters who are participating in the Spring 2 pilot will teach using Brightspace.
•  Training opportunities will become available to all faculty (dates TBA).


Summer 2020

•  Brightspace will be the default learning management system during 2020 summer terms.
    If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Educational Technology.
•  Summer courses to be loaded into Brightspace for instructors by mid April.
•  Workshops and training resources continue to be available.


Fall 2020

•  Brightspace will be McKendree’s primary and only supported learning management system.
•  Blackboard Learn is moved to archive status and not available to instructors or students.