Meet the Ultra Migration Champions
Ultra in Their Own Words

Our Blackboard Learn Ultra migration will come to a close in September 2023. But Grand Valley faculty aren't waiting to make the change! Faculty from across the University have already started teaching with Ultra Course View. Hear their stories! Learn what students love about Ultra.

Eliza MacDonald of the Physical Therapy and Athletic Training department talks about the positive changes in the Ultra Grade Center and her student's reactions to the calendar and the activity stream. 

Ultra Show-and-Tell

Wonder what an Ultra course looks like? In this video nine Grand Valley faculty give a tour of their Ultra course sites. Many thanks to:

Rachel Anderson (English / Digital Studies)
Susan Strouse (Nursing)
Brittland DeKorver (Chemistry)
Sue Edwards (Finance)
Fabio Espitia (Spanish)
Jeff Rothstein (Sociology)
Paul Cullen (Management)
Rosemary Cleveland (Education)
Mary Jo Smith (Chemistry)


Ultra Course Tours

Kathryn Ohle, CECI

Meagan Knoll, SCB

Scott Truskowski, OST

Rosemary Cleveland, CECI

Marcia Frobish, Mathematics

Vinicius Lima, Visual and Media Arts

More Ultra Testimonials

Susan Strouse from the Kirkhof College of Nursing talks about her student's ease of navigating through Ultra Courses as well as their ability to stay on top of assignments. She also addresses the importance of using your Ultra sandbox to begin the transition to Ultra courses. 

Marie VanderKooi from the Kirkhof College of Nursing talks about how Ultra Course View provides benefits for students in their fully online program.

Bradford Dykes from the Statistics Department shares tips for how he has organized his Ultra course content, the importance of the calendar function to help keep his students organized, and reminds faculty about the importance of working with the eLearning liaisons as GVSU transitions from Bb Classic to Bb Ultra. 

Meagan Knoll from the Management department talks about reimagining content, Ultra analytics, and student responses to Ultra Course View.

Kathryn Ohle from Early Childhood Education discusses how Ultra's improved organization and navigation benefit student learning.

Sue Edwards of the Seidman College of Business talks about student reactions to Ultra Course View and the new organizational opportunities it makes possible.

Christina Quick from the Kirkhof College of Nursing talks how Ultra Course View leads to consistent course designs and positive responses from students.

Fabio Espitia from Modern Languages talks about how easy it is to provide student accommodations in Ultra Course View, and how easy it is to navigate in Ultra.

Rosemary Cleveland of the College of Education and Community Innovation talks about how students love the organization that Ultra Course View provides.

Who's Already Using Ultra Course View?

We're hard at work to bring you more success stories about the migration to Blackboard Learn Ultra. Check back often to learn more!


Keri Davis
Education

Elizabeth Davis
Nursing

Rick VanderMolen
Education

Christina Beaudoin
Exercise Science

Raymond Higbea
Public, Nonprofit, and Health Administration

Lara Jaskiewicz
Public, Nonprofit, and Health Administration

Lydia Saldivar
Education

Cheryl Bos
Nursing

Ahmed Algiery
Chemistry

Angela Girard
Nursing

Heather Gulgin
Exercise Science

Debra Bayus
Nursing

Eliza MacDonald
Athletic Training

Joy Oslund
Mathematics

MaDonna Adkins Princer
Education

Jennifer Winther
Biology

Nicole Gustin
Nursing

Aslam Modak
Management

Coeli Fitzpatrick
Honors

Erika Wigent
Nursing

Brenda Hoss
Nursing

Mary Smith
Chemistry

Carol Wilson Tiesma
Modern Languages and Literature

Andrew Lantz
Chemistry

Richard Lord
Chemistry

Elizabeth Flandreau
Psychology

Peter Wampler
Geology

Donijo Robbins
Public, Nonprofit, and Health Administration

Alisha Woodman
Computer Science

Paul Parkanzky
Chemistry

Cheryl-Marie Manson
Education

Christopher Harper
Accounting

Dana Vaughan
Medical Laboratory Sciences

Nancy Carlson
Nursing

Gabriel Heselschwerdt
Chemistry

Rachel Anderson
English

Meagan Knoll
Management

Ana Gonzalez Leon
Management

Rick Geisel
Education

Amanda Buday
Sociology

Anthony Spencer
Communications

Melba Velez Ortiz
Honors

Kellie Riley
Nursing

Pamela Koch
Management

Paul Cullen
Management

Kathryn Ohle
Education

Maureen Ryan
Nursing

Lauren Vachon
Nursing

Nancy McSkimming
Education

Joy Schaefer
Integrative Studies

Maria Cimitile
Honors

Dawn De Vries
Recreational Therapy

Krisanne Chapin
Movement Sciences

Donna Rinker
Nursing

Fabio Espitia
Modern Languages and Literatures

Michelle Klochack
Nursing

Christina Quick
Nursing

Bradley Koch
Management

Chad Galdys
Nursing

Marcia Frobish
Mathematics

Brittland DeKorver
Chemistry

Michelle Calkins
Writing

Cheryl Kautz
Computer Science

Elizabeth Rinehart
Education

Kelly Margot
Education

Brian Raver
Chemistry

Alisha Karabinus
Digital Studies

George Lundskow
Sociology

Melissa Morison
Classics

Jeffrey Rothstein
Sociology

Daniel Giedeman
Economoics

Mattie Brechbiel
Medical Laboratory Sciences

Natalia Bremner
Chemistry

Bradford Dykes
Statistics

Jason Herlands
Honors

Karyn Butler
Nursing

Courtney Topic
Criminal Justice

Cathy Meyer-Looze
Education

Kristin Cooper
Nursing

Ira Woodring
Computer Science

Anne McKay
Nursing

Lisa Hawley
Mathematics

Joerg Picard
Finance

Katalin Zaszlavik
Visual and Media Arts

Kurt Ellenberger
Honors

Lilianne Nelson
Medical Laboratory Sciences

Dan Brown
English

Lora Rademacher
Nursing

Michael Sciarini
Hospitality and Tourism Management

Dianne Slager
Nursing

Julie Henderleiter
Chemistry

Fawzi Abbas
Chemistry

Marie VanderKooi
Nursing

Linda Pickett
Education

Jeremiah Cataldo
Honors

Michael Santana
Mathematics

Parag Uma Kosalge
Management

Catherine D'Amour
Nursing

Catherine Forslund
Nursing

John Schmit
Visual and Media Arts

Charles Pazdernik
Classics



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