Project: Course and Learning Management Evaluation
The goal of this project is to assess the learning management system (LMS) options currently available and identify a solution that most closely meets the stated business and technical needs of the university community while providing the best value. If the chosen solution is different from the existing LMS, an additional project will be initiated and will include a plan to transition the university community to the new solution. The university will solicit proposals from LMS vendors via a Request for Proposal (RFP). Vendors of both proprietary and open-source systems, as well as both hosted and non-hosted solutions will be engaged.
Cost of service
The current LMS used at the university, Blackboard, is provided at no cost for students, facutly, and staff.
According to the FY 2009-2010 zero-based budget, total annual ITS expenditures for Blackboard, including staff, operating costs, and capital costs amount to $370,869.