BeachBoard will be upgraded to version 8 during the summer in order to enhance the available tools and resolve problems that currently exist. As a result, the primary BeachBoard system will be unavailable for three weeks in late June and early July. Summer courses will be located on a separate server.
Faculty who need to access course materials during the upgrade will need to export them from the primary system and import them to the summer system. Export/import instructions are available online. If faculty need assistance moving their course materials, please contact the Help Desk at (562) 985-4959 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Faculty who do not import their materials to the summer system will not be able to access their course materials until the upgrade has been completed.
Students will not notice much of a difference in the BeachBoard upgrade. The only significant difference faculty will notice is to BeachBoard’s Gradebook now called the Grade Center. More information is available online.