Every year around this time, we take stock of the past year’s activities. With that in mind, I thought it would be a good opportunity to have a look at the Portal to Quercus transition by the numbers.
When we set out, our target was to have approximately 5,000 active courses for Fall term and 10,000 by the end of the Winter term, As of March 24, 2019 on Quercus there are:
We also set out to make all previously integrated tools available in Quercus, and as of the end of March we have:
In addition to courses on Quercus, we also set in motion a plan to help with the migration of content.
In addition to courses, we also identified more than 2400 Portal (Blackboard) Organizations or “org” shells being used on Portal (these are similar to course shells, but with a different metaphor and manual creation). A great deal of effort went into identifying the ownership and purposes for those shells, including:
The effort to identify the pedigree of the org shells included exporting and saving the content for the owners when requested. In the end:
_________ Note: MS Teams was rolled out simultaneously as a service for non-group course collaboration.