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Category: Features

Published: Mar 2 2015 12:00AM

As a result of the scheduled fall 2015 MyMC portal upgrade, MyMC Course Tools and MyMC Groups will be replaced with Blackboard tools. Every credit course will automatically receive a Blackboard shell. This will result in a common student experience, with access to course content, discussion boards, an electronic gradebook, and other Blackboard tools selected for use by instructors. For those of you who are users of MyMC Groups, you will be able to use Blackboard Organizations to perform the same tasks as MyMC Groups. A Blackboard Organization is similar to a Blackboard course and shares the same layout, tools, and features. Like a Blackboard course, an Organization allows authorized participants who have MyMC accounts to access documents and collaborate with other organization participants in a secure-access environment.

<b>What does that mean to me?</b>

MyMC Course Tool
During the Spring/Summer of 2015, MyMC Course Tools will continue to be available to faculty. Those faculty choosing to use Blackboard will still need to complete Blackboard Essentials training and request a supplemental course site using the electronic form found on the ELITE website (http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/elite/forms/scr/). However, instructors will only be able to use one platform or the other. Simultaneous sites on Course Tools and Blackboard will not be a possibility. For the fall 2015 semester, instructors teaching non-credit courses will continue to request Blackboard supplemental course sites, using the form referenced above.

MyMC Course tools will no longer be available for fall courses after July 31, 2015. All fall courses will be made available on Blackboard at that time.

MyMC Groups
If you already have a group in MyMC, you can start immediately making use of Blackboard Organization. To get started, you just need to complete the Blackboard Essentials online training. Please note that the groups cannot be migrated between platforms and will need to be recreated.

MyMC Groups will no longer be available when the new MyMC portal goes live on October 5, 2015.

<b>How do I get trained?</b>

Between now and fall 2015, ELITE will be providing ample opportunity (both online and face-to-face) for everyone to participate in the training. For more information and to review the upcoming training schedule:
1.Login to MyMC.
2.Click on the Training and Dev tab.
3.In the center of the Training and Dev page, click the link to Visit MC Learns.
4.All ELITE offerings are listed under the 3rd column, Pedagogy/Instruction.
5.Register for the Blackboard Essentials class to learn about Blackboard Course Tools and Organizations.

Please share this information and direct any questions about Blackboard training to dl@montgomerycollege.edu or 240-567-6000.

The upgrade to MyMC is scheduled to go live October 5, 2015. You can follow the progress of the collegewide project team at: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/MyMCRedesign/.

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