SUNY Digital Learning Environment

Campuses Continue to Transition to the New DLE

SUNY DLE Change Leadership Community of Practice Launches

Much of our collective engagement in the DLE to date has focused on the technical implementation and the transition to a new LMS. However, there is a tremendous opportunity for campuses to also consider how best to leverage this transition to address and support other current priorities such as diversity, equity, and inclusion; EIT accessibility; general education; student success; support and assessment of student learning; faculty development, etc. Change leadership provides a structured process for guiding teams through change so that leaders can focus their attention and energies on supporting and engaging team members in building a culture of resilience amidst change.

As the SUNY DLE Implementation is now underway with all four cohort groups, we are pleased to announce the launch of a DLE Change Leadership Community of Practice (CoP) to support campus leaders in leveraging the DLE and LMS transition for maximum impact at the campus level. An initial virtual meeting was held on October 20, 2022 to introduce the CoP launch with 26 participants representing 17 campuses and SUNY System Administration in attendance. This opening webinar focused on describing the benefits to campuses, and invited interested campuses to take the next steps to participate.  

A monthly Change Leadership webinar series is planned for November 2022 – February 2023 to provide tools and resources to support change leadership. To learn more, click the button below (you will need to be logged in to the DLE website).

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  • Cohort 3 Launches

    Cohort 3 Launches

    Over 91 representatives from the 11 campuses that comprise Cohort 3 participated in a virtual kick-off meeting at the beginning of August. The respective project teams from SUNY System Administration and D2L were introduced, and an initial schedule of activities was shared as part of the implementation that will assist campuses to transition into SUNY’s […]

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  • Cohort 2 Launches

    Cohort 2 Launches

    Over 32 representatives from the 8 campuses that comprise Cohort 2 participated in a virtual kick-off meeting at the beginning of May. The respective project teams from SUNY System Administration and D2L were introduced, and an initial schedule of activities was shared as part of the implementation that will assist campuses to transition into SUNY’s […]

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  • Campuses Named for Cohorts 2-4

    Campuses Named for Cohorts 2-4

    Campuses Named for Cohorts 2-4 Campuses for the remaining Cohorts 2-4 have also been named. The second cohort will run from May 2022 to April 2023; the third from September 2022 through August of 2023; and the fourth from January 2023 to December 2023.

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  • Cohort Selection Has Begun

    Cohort Selection Has Begun

    Cohort Selection Has Begun We understand that a key question on everyone’s mind is timing—for training, for planning, for when the transition to SUNY’s new digital learning environment starts on your campus. It is the selection of your campus cohort that drives the timeline for your institution. Each cohort undergoes a three-phase process expected to […]

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  • SUNY Selects D2L’s Brightspace as New Learning Management System

    SUNY Selects D2L’s Brightspace as New Learning Management System

    At the conclusion of a broad and consultative Request for Proposal process, SUNY selected Desire2Learn’s (D2L) Brightspace Learning Management System to serve as the hub of its Digital Learning Environment. The contract between SUNY and D2L has been approved by the Office of the New York State Attorney General and the Office of the New […]

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  • Timeline

    Timeline

    All are committed to an implementation in the best interest of campuses, faculty, staff, and students—a cohort approach with options for pilot before full campus implementation brings campuses online in the new system, in an order aligned to specific campus needs. View timeline  

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  • Why Brightspace?

    Why Brightspace?

    D2L’s Brightspace received the highest composite score across all functional, technical, security, accessibility, pricing requirements based on a “Best Value” evaluation where cost was not the only consideration.

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  • Meet the Planning Teams

    Meet the Planning Teams

    Three teams/committees are being charged to help develop a comprehensive implementation, transition, and training program:

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