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 is October 2013 - April 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

 

If you are interested in being part of the review process, please contact either of the Co-Chairs of the review committee - Melissa Thomas or Ken Kundell.