Instructional Design & Delivery

 

Learning Management System Review Process

In collaboration with Information Technology and Instructional Design & Delivery, the Faculty Senate's Learning with Technology Committee will begin assessing the future of MyClasses. 

The primary purpose of this evaluation is not necessarily to replace our current learning management system (LMS).  Instead the review will evaluate the most viable software solution capable of facilitating and encouraging a high level of interaction between faculty and students in our traditional, hybrid and online courses.  In other words, the upcoming review of MyClasses will be an examination of the full potential of Blackboard as well as an exploration of alternate learning management systems, for comparison.

We envision this review process to be very inclusive and will incorporate demonstrations of new tools and services available in the area of Learning Management Systems in Higher Education.  The process will also incorporate the collection of feedback from the campus community to help objectively categorize all the options that might emerge through the process.  The timeline for this project was October 2013 - October 2014.

Click on the links below to get the latest information on the review process.

Review Committee Membership

LMS Webinar Demonstrations - 30 Minute Vendor demonstrations were delivered during the week of October 28 - November 1, 2013.  Each of the recordings are available for review by the campus community.

Faculty, Staff and Student Participation Needed - From May 19 - July 13, 2014 - faculty, staff and students who volunteered will test the various LMS systems under review.  Participants will have access to an LMS Amazing Race course in each LMS product to perform student and faculty related activities. 

Timeline of Review Process (2014)

  • April 9 - LMS Task Order Request for Proposal distributed to vendors included within the review.
  • May 8 - Proposal Due Date
  • May 9  - First Meeting of LMS Review Committee
  • May 19 - July 13 - Faculty, staff and student testing of various LMS systems under review.
  • June 30 - July 1 - Vendor demonstration based on questions to vendor proposals.
  • July 25 - Vendor award decision

The Future of MyClasses Announcement- October 7, 2014 3:41pm

Spring 2015 Canvas Pilot Participation Request

Instructional Design & Delivery is seeking faculty willing to pilot the Canvas learning management system during Spring 2015.  Participants in the pilot are asked to:

  • Participate in Canvas training in December/January (exact dates TBD)
  • Use Canvas with at least one course during the Spring 2015 semester (regular term, session 1 or 2)
  • Provide instructor and student feedback to the LMS Implementation team

October 2014 - Watch the MyClasses User's Group Meeting recording on the LMS Implementation Timeline and Strategy to Canvas

Call for Faculty "Canvas Consultants" - ID&D is seeking four faculty members, one from each academic school, to serve as a Canvas Consultant for fellow faculty.  The consultant is expected to:

  • Attend the following train the trainer workshops with ID&D's Instructional Designers in TE 213F:
    • Migration Strategies Training on 11/13 from 1 - 2 PM
    • Instructor Training on 11/14 from 10 AM - 12 PM
    • Assessment and Grading Training on 11/14 from 2 - 3 PM
    • Course Delivery Training on 11/14 from 3 - 4 PM
  • Commitment to answer questions from fellow faculty members during the implementation process (December 2014 - June 2015).
  • Mentor faculty within school on tools and functions of Canvas.
  • Participate in the Spring 2015 pilot with at least one course.
  • Receive a $2500 stipend

If you are a faculty member interested in serving your school as a Faculty Consultant, please email Melissa Thomas by October 31, 2014.