CUNY SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES–Goodbye Blackboard, hello Brightspace. For all CUNY students, this will be the last academic year using Blackboard, the learning management system that serves as the university’s online platform for everything from accessing course readings to engaging in class discussions.
Like other CUNY campuses, CUNY SPS is undergoing its own transition to D2L Brightspace, which should be completed by Summer 2024, according to a recent announcement by the school. As CUNY leaves Blackboard, glitches with logging in, the inability to view grades on some browsers and an old-fashioned interface will be things of the past.
CUNY SPS has used Blackboard as its sole LMS since the schools opened in 2003. SPS is also among the first cohort of CUNY schools to make the transition, with some campuses not beginning their transition until Fall 2024 or even Fall 2025.