UC Learning Center Upgrade and Downtime

July 07, 2017

Excitement abounds for the new user interface!

The UC Learning Center is getting a very helpful upgrade! In the past, the University of California has purchased upgrades to our learning management software every few years. From now on, we will be subscribing to this software so we can have access to the latest version going forward.

In order to implement this upgrade, the UC Learning Center will be offline from Friday, 7/28/17 at 5:00 PM, through Wednesday, 8/9/17 at 8:00 AM. So, if you have any UC Learning Center business to complete during that window of time (e.g. renewing certifications that may lapse), you can complete that business in the next few weeks, before the UC Learning Center goes offline.

Some highlights of the upgrade:

  • Direct links to trainings will be included within email notifications.
  • Browser compatibility will be constantly upgraded, to keep up with global standards.
  • An improved user-interface makes it easier to select the training you would like to take.
  • A more intuitive search function helps you find what you’re looking for, even if you don’t type it perfectly (e.g. labratory vs laboratory).
  • Same login process: use your CruzID Gold credentials from the same launch page: http://learningcenter.ucsc.edu/ (the info on the launch page will be refreshed as well)

As is the case with any software upgrade, there are always new tips and tricks to learn. Yet, we are setting you up to succeed by providing three main resources:

  • The systemwide UC Learning Center team has crafted several training videos that walk users through some of the most common tasks. Note: most of the Manager functionality will not be available until after UCPath is implemented on our campus.
  • There is a UC Learning Center Support Team currently in-place. We are here to answer all of your questions that revolve around this upgrade. You can reach out to us by emailing LearningCenter@ucsc.edu.
  • There will be user guides available online and for downloading.

Our goal is to make this upgrade feel as seamless as possible. Let us know if we can answer any questions to help you and your department through this transition.

Looking forward to supporting you,

The UC Learning Center Support Team

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