Dear Faculty/Staff Member,
On August 6 and 7, the ANGEL Learning Management System will be upgraded from its current version (7.4) to version 8.0. Please note that during this time, Angel will not be accessible.
Since the current version (7.4) will no longer be supported by Angel/Blackboard, this is a necessary step to ensure support in the future. Angel users will not notice a difference in the overall appearance and navigation, but there will be several benefits to the upgraded version, such as:
- Angel 8.0 will work with all browsers, including Chrome and Safari. (The only browser that will not work is an older version of Internet Explorer – IE 7.)
- Assessment navigation has been improved. (E.g. students can mark questions to go back to.)
- Rubric navigation has been improved. (Students may see your complete rubric simply by clicking on their score.)
- Batch export functionality allows for more seamless content conversion.
For more detail on Angel 8.0, please see: http://id.highline.edu/angel/howto/ANGEL_80_Instructor_QuickStart_Tutorial.pdf.
This document can also be found in the Angel Tutorials and Resources Group on your Angel home page.
Although we do not anticipate any data loss due to the upgrade, it is a good idea to back up your courses at this time. Instructions for backing up your courses are found here: http://fitnyc.edu/files/pdfs/Angel_Course_Backup.pdf.
For general Angel questions, you may call the SUNY Learning Network at 1-800-875-6269 seven days per week.
Executive Director, Online Learning and Academic Technologies
Fashion Institute of Technology
227 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001