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 -
Click on the links below to get the latest
information on the review process.
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
Timeline of Review
9 - LMS Task Order
Request for Proposal distributed
to vendors included within the
- Proposal Due Date
- First Meeting of LMS Review
19 - July 13 - Faculty,
staff and student testing of
various LMS systems under
30 - July 1 - Vendor
demonstration based on questions
to vendor proposals.
- July 25 -
Vendor award decision
of MyClasses Announcement-
October 7, 2014 3:41pm
Spring 2015 Canvas Pilot Participation
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