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

MyClasses User's Group October 2014 Meeting Recording:

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

Spring 2015 Pilot Group:

The process of selecting the Spring 2015 Pilot Group has concluded and approximately forty five instructors will be participating. Participants have been notified and are asked to:

  • Participate in Canvas training in December/January
  • 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

Faculty "Canvas Consultants" Selected:

The Instructional Design and Delivery Office have completed the selection of the faculty canvas consultants serving the academic schools. The canvas consultants are:

  • Fulton – Lori DeWitt, Communication Arts
  • Henson – Wanda Jester, Biological Sciences
  • Perdue – Hoon Cha, Information & Decision Sciences
  • Seidel – Diana Wagner, Education Specialties

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.

Canvas Consultants will Receive a $2500 stipend.