Note: Want to stay informed on all the changes? We'll refresh this space with screenshots of the new Academy and updates as the project unfolds. Keep it bookmarked!
UPDATE, 4/9: This is the last week for you to master any modules if you'd don't want to lose that progress in the new Academy! See below for more information. Also, we have a target date to go live with the relaunched Academy. Pencil in May 20th! We'll let you know when you can mark that date in pen.
It’s our job to keep you sharp and in tune with up-to-date college and career information. We know the Texas OnCourse Academy is indispensable to your practice, and we’re making improvements to ensure that this critical resource is even more relevant, valuable and easy to use.
In May, the Academy is going to look totally different, as we're enhancing your user experience and freshening up the design. We’re also updating the content and improving your learning pathway. We hope these changes transform your experience with the Academy. It’ll be different, but it’ll also be fresh, uncomplicated, and personalized.
Here are a few things you need to know:
- Working toward an award or CPE credit? Master all modules by April 15th! You’ll hang on to the badges you’ve earned and modules you’ve mastered in the new system. However, because we’re updating the content in most modules and overhauling the way they’re structured, you’ll lose progress for any modules you haven’t mastered. This is important! It’s possible you have completed all units in a module without having mastered the module. Review this information to understand how to master a module.
- Save your bookmarks. Any bookmarks you’ve saved will not be carried over into the new platform. We recommend downloading any PDFs you use and saving to your computer or making note of any pages or information you’ve found particularly helpful.
Be prepared for disruption. We’re doing everything we can to minimize any disruption to your access to the Academy. However, there is a possibility that we’ll need to briefly freeze the Academy while we transfer data. If this happens, you may not be able to make progress on modules, meaning you won’t be able to work toward CPE credit or monetary rewards during that brief period. You will still be able to access all of the information and resources in the platform. If a freeze will be necessary, we’ll be sure to let you know!
What Will Happen to Your Favorite Features
We are retaining your favorite features from the Academy – including notifications, chat, and the ability to bookmark – and improving others. Some of these features may not be available immediately.
All of the great information and resources in the modules will still be there, though we’re updating content and making adjustments to improve your learning experience.
Look Out for a Demo Webinar!
Once the new Academy goes live, we will host and record a webinar to walk you through the new system and answer your questions. Keep an eye on your email and our website for registration information!
With the new and improved Texas OnCourse Academy, you’ll be even more prepared to launch every student into a successful life after high school!