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UK Core: Creating Assignments

The university is in the process of transitioning to Canvas which is a new Learning Management System that will ultimately replace Blackboard after the upcoming academic year. As part of this transition, the Division of Undergraduate Education in coordination with the UK Core Education Committee (UKCEC) are evaluating alternate strategies for assessing our general education curriculum and will continue to do so throughout the upcoming year. Approximately 25 courses (60 faculty) will be participating in a pilot this fall utilizing Canvas and other technologies for course-embedded assessment. The feedback from faculty involved in this pilot will largely determine the direction of UK Core assessment moving forward.  

Therefore, UK Core instructors not participating in the pilot do not need to submit assignments through Blackboard this semester for UK Core assessment. All UK Core courses will continue to be assessed in the future as part of a regular cycle of assessment, but only those in the pilot will be included in assessment for the Fall 2015 semester.

The UKCEC has received considerable faculty feedback in the past concerning the most effective and appropriate strategies for assessing our general education curriculum and the pilot project this fall will continue that important process. Please contact Dr. Chris Thuringer (; 257-0042) if you have questions or comments about this process or UK Core overall.