In collaboration with Information Technology and Instructional Design & Delivery, the Faculty Senate's Learning with Technology Committee conducted an evaluation of 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 the TORP review is expected from October 2013 - October 2014. Details of the LMS Review and continuing timeline is below.
Click on the links below to get the latest information on the review process.
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)
The Future of MyClasses Announcement - October 7, 2014 3:41pm
MyClasses User's Group October 2014 Meeting Recording:
All Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 courses will be using MyClasses Canvas
Spring 2015 Activities
Spring 2015 is the last semester in which MyClasses Blackboard will be used. During this semester, we will have faculty piloting Canvas with courses as well. In addition, faculty will be converting courses from Blackboard to Canvas during this time. The following provides more information on the various types of activities this spring.