Blackboard and the New Portal
There has been some confusion about the switch from the Blackboard portal to the Datatel portal. Our Blackboard site at https://blackboard.olivet.edu is actually three products used together. One of those products, Blackboard Transact, consists of the Tiger Dollars tab and the modules used to maintain Tiger Dollar accounts, including the Guest Deposit module on the Welcome tab. The second product is Blackboard Learn, which consists of the "My Courses" module, parts of the "My Calendar" and "My Announcements" modules, and all of the information contained on the individual course pages. Blackboard Portal is everything else we see on the site. This is the part that will be replaced by the new portal.
Faculty and students will continue using Blackboard Learn for course management for the time being. Discussions are being held to see if there are advantages in switching from Blackboard Learn to Datatel’s new Intelligent Learning Platform in which they have partnered with Moodlerooms.