What Do You Want in a Learning Management System?
April 12, 2011
Launched earlier this year under the auspices of the Research and Educational Technology (R&E) Committee, the project to evaluate the university's Learning Management System (LMS) wants to hear from you!
To help assess LMS options and find the best solution for our campus, feedback from students, faculty and staff is vital. Take advantage of the options below to share what you want in the university's LMS.
Based on vendor responses to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), a campus-wide review team has invited qualified vendors to campus for demonstrations. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend these events and complete the survey that will be provided at the end of each presentation. The events are scheduled as follows:
Wednesday, April 20, 2011– Moodle (presented by Moodlerooms)
- Presentation: 2-3:30 in AVAYA Auditorium, ACES (Moodle Webcast)
- Hands-on Lab: 3:30-5:30 in ACES 2.404B
Monday, April 25, 2011 – Blackboard
- Presentation: 12-1:30 in AVAYA Auditorium, ACES (Blackboard Webcast)
- Hands-on Lab: 1:30-3:30 in ACES 2.402
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - Desire2Learn (D2L)
- Presentation: 1-2:30 in AVAYA Auditorium, ACES (Desire2Learn Webcast)
- Hands-on Lab: 2:30-4:30 in ACES 2.404B
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 – Canvas (presented by Instructure)
- Presentation: 12-1:30 in AVAYA Auditorium, ACES (Canvas Webcast)
- Hands-on Lab: 1:30-3:30 in ACES 2.404B
Thursday, April 28, 2011 – Sakai (presented by rSmart)
- Presentation: 2-3:30 in AVAYA Auditorium, ACES (Sakai Webcast)
- Hands-on Lab: 3:30-5:30 in ACES 2.402
A quick note for those interested – the Blackboard demo will be version 9.1. Get a preview of the benefits and features that will be a part of our current LMS when Information Technology Services (ITS) upgrades the service over the next month.
Faculty and students can also provide feedback by participating in targeted online surveys:
Both surveys are also available through the Center for Teaching and Learning homepage.