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SmartPath Core Courses Begin Fall 2016

by Kathy Sundin on June 2, 2016 in BlazeVIEW D2L, Online Programs, SmartPath Core, The Center for eLearning

Valdosta State University’s SmartPath Core empowers you to reach your college goals, no matter where you live or the pace you choose for your studies. With SmartPath Core, you will have all the tools and resources of a established university at your fingertips.

Here, all paths lead to success

There are no speed limits on your path. Whether you are a high school student earning core college credits before you graduate, a parent continuing your education or a college student studying off campus, our flexibility meets your life. You can count on your courses and faculty being ready when you are. Here, the journey and the destination are equally important.

With VSU SmartPath Core, the shortest distance between two points can also be the smartest.

By enrolling in our online SmartPath Core courses, you won’t ever have to worry about courses filling up, and you’ll always be taught by highly qualified, dedicated faculty from Valdosta State University. Now, it’s in your hands to take the path that gets you there. Set your goals, pick your path, and make SmartPath Core work for you.

What is SmartPath Core?

VSU’s SmartPath Core offers a direct path to online core courses that allow you to complete your core coursework for a bachelor’s degree in a non-science major in as little as three semesters of enrollment. SmartPath Core isn’t just online core courses, it lets you set a clear map and path from the beginning to the end of your core requirements, leading you seamlessly into a VSU online or on-campus degree program.

For more information, visit the SmartPath Core website.

BlazeVIEW and GoVIEW D2L Upgrade

by Kathy Sundin on December 18, 2014 in BlazeVIEW D2L, GoVIEW

The USG’s Information Technology Services is upgrading all instances of D2L, including BlazeVIEW and GoVIEW, to version 10.3 during the 2014 December break (see below for details).  D2L has also made recent branding changes including a company name change (from Desire2Learn to D2L) and formally naming their learning environment product Brightspace.  The D2L Brightspace 10.3 upgrade is an in-place upgrade, meaning course and content material available at the time of the upgrade will remain available within BlazeVIEW and GoVIEW.  Unlike the previous upgrade from D2L 9.4.1 to D2L 10.2, this is a more incremental transition, from D2L 10.2 to D2L Brightspace 10.3.

With the D2L Brightspace 10.3 upgrade, there will be a few changes for users and some new features/functionality added to the system.  The updated Instructor and Student Tutorials in BlazeVIEW and GoVIEW are now available.  We’ll continue offering our What’s New: D2L 10.3 Upgrade workshop in 2015.  To register, please visit the Employee and Organizational Training Registration Database.  We’re including a handout from the workshop that reviews the larger changes and minor additions that will also be included in the tutorial update (see attached).

Upgrade Timing

To facilitate the upgrade process, BlazeVIEW and GoVIEW will be unavailable December 19th 12:01 AM ET – December 26th 5:00 PM ET.  The upgrade dates have been added to the scheduled maintenance calendar.