Welcome to the new BDU!
Posted on July 22, 2016 by Raul Chong
After several months of hard work, we are proud to unveil our web site with a new look and feel! We hope you like it!
Though you may have already seen it through our bigdatauniversity.com site, we now have completely migrated all user information (including information about completion certificates previously earned), and we now have enabled final exams and badges.
Here is a summary of all changes made:
- Migration from the Moodle learning management system to OpenEdx
- Migration of all user information
- Improved course structure to include Review Questions at the end of Modules
- New badges offered, and the ability to claim level-1 badges immediately after satisfying minimum requirements
- New courses!
- New learning paths!
The old Moodle platform will still be available as our archive (archive.bigdatauniversity.com) for at least one year, though NO new registrations will be accepted. If you were working on a course on the old platform, and were close to finishing it, you will have until Friday August 5th, 2016 (12noon EST time) to complete the course in order to get a badge and a completion certificate. After that, you can still see the course content, and even take the Final Exam; however, the corresponding badge and completion certificate will not be issued. Badges offered in the old system will still be valid, but will no longer be issued. (See our FAQs for answers to questions about the old and new sites.)
More changes to come
We are not done with the site. We are continually changing our site, including improvements to all our courses, more learning paths, better user profiles, and more!
We want to hear from you!
Feedback or issues can be provided through the Support button, on the right side of the screen.