Dear Trojan Community,
Thank you for your continued commitment to USC’s mission of delivering teaching and learning excellence. In August 2023, we announced our intention to move away from Blackboard and move to Brightspace as USC’s primary learning management (LMS) platform in Summer 2024. Since this announcement, the program team, comprised of a partnership of the Office of the Provost, Center of Excellence in Teaching, ITS and key faculty stakeholders, have been hard at work on key activities to ensure readiness for such a change.
Throughout the Fall 2023 semester, the following progress has been made:Identified and launched our pilot group who will be using Brightspace in their Spring 2024 courses, including a total of 67 courses, representing 65 faculty and 20 schools.Partnered with CET and ITS to provide ample training opportunities to pilot faculty.Launched a champion network comprised of faculty and instructional support staff to lead the change.Following the pilot’s execution in the selected Spring 2024 courses, the program team will use lessons learned from the pilot to better assist the subsequent campus-wide adoption of Brightspace for Summer and Fall 2024.
Learn More about Brightspace at USC
You are invited to learn more at the first Brightspace at USC virtual information session on November 2 from 11:00am-12:00pm. I encourage you to register here to hear more information on the Brightspace at USC program team’s efforts to date. To learn more about Brightspace at USC, visit our website, with the latest news, ways to get involved, and frequently asked questions (FAQs). This session will be recorded and available online for those who are not available at the scheduled time.
Transitioning to Brightspace is a collaborative effort and your participation is critical to the success of our implementation as well as our continued teaching and learning excellence. Thank you for your continued support.
Andrew T. Guzman
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
cc: Office of the President
President’s Senior Leadership Team
Provost’s Leadership Team