I have successfully imported my Original courses into the new CoursesSite. How can I convert my Original courses to be Ultra Courses?
Hi Esther De Craemer
I'm glad you've been able to go through the conversion process successfully and preview your course in Ultra.
While we would love to see as many users as possible moving to the new Ultra course experience as early as possible we recognise that some users may wish to continue to use the Original course experience. Our development plans for the new CourseSites platform are tightly aligned with our development plans for our core Blackboard Learn solution. With this context in mind there are no plans to remove the Original course experience from the solution.
We strongly believe that you will get huge benefits from the Ultra Course Experience and we would recommend you review and reconsider your decision periodically but you should not feel under any pressure to move away from the Original course experience due to fear of it being removed.
With that said we obviously want to promote the Ultra Course Experience and we will therefore not be providing a route for users to have more than the 5 original courses which they receive when they create their accounts.
Please review this article which explains the process of first previewing and then converting your original courses to Ultra.
If you still have any questions please let us know.
Hi Nathan Cobb,
Thank you for the information, I could convert my original course to Ultra. However, the structure of the course has totally changed and some functions are not working. Until when will it be possible to keep the original course layout on the new course site? Is it possible to have 10 courses in the original layout instead of 5 in Ultra and 5 in Oringinal?
Thanks in advance and many greetings,
Thank you for the fast response.
As I said, our Original Course is not fully functioning in the Ultra Course Experience.We would gladly use the Ultra Course Experience If there is a solution for the malfunction.
No problem Esther De Craemer
Can you clarify on the malfunction? Is something not working which should be working or is it simply that a feature you use in the Original course is not available in the Ultra course at this time?
This is the structure of the original course:
In the Ultra Course Experience, the submaps are not correctly nested. I see this very long list:
Next to that, I receive this notifications:
Greetings and thanks,
Thanks Esther De CraemerThat confirms what I thought in that this isn't telling you that something is broken but simply informing you that certain features are not available in UItra courses. Some of those will be more important than others hence the priority weighting provided.
With regard to the folders, do you have more that two levels of folders in the original course? In Ultra courses, after you already have two levels of folders, you can't create a third level or upload a folder into the second-level folder so you would need to organise/present the content in a different way.
I hope this helps to clarify.
Thank you for the clarification. I think we will continue in the original course on the new site hence we need the lacking features.
Many greetings and thanks for the help
We are in the same situation as Esther. We will continue using the Original View this year. In the future, I may re-build using the new Ultra view.
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