The College is currently conducting a Learning Management System (LMS) Review. The review task force is comprised of students, staff, and faculty representing all schools of the College. Our plan is to keep the process as collaborative and open as possible to ensure that the needs of programs and individuals are met to the fullest extent possible.
Although there are many advantages to our current LMS (Blackboard), we want to be sure that CSS offers an optimal teaching and learning environment in the future. To that end, we are reviewing leading systems, including the possibility of continuing with Blackboard if our review determines that is our best option moving forward.
The task force assembled reflects a total of 27 people from the CSS community. Early in the process, three subgroups were established to consider needs and opportunities from a variety of perspectives: faculty, students, and auxiliary and mobile uses. In December 2013, an RFI was sent to multiple potential venders. Responses from Canvas, Desire2Learn, Blackboard, and Moodle Rooms have come back for our review. The Task Force subsequently narrowed down the choices to Blackboard and Instructure Canvas. This month, both Blackboard and Instructore Canvas will be presenting on-site demonstrations for students, faculty and staff. Attendance and participation of the entire CSS community is welcome. View the LMS Demo schedule here.
Based on the work of the committees over the fall semester, the LMS Task Force has identified a set of priorities for the CSS community that need to be met by an LMS. View the LMS Review Findings: CSS Priorities document.
Over the summer of 2014 and during this fall term, CSS has been running a Canvas Pilot with several volunteer faculty members. Survey results from the participating faculty and students can be found here. The most recent LMS Review committee meeting notes can be read here.
We will keep the community continuously informed during this process -- be sure to watch for our blog posts in Cor and check back at this website for updates. Our meeting minutes and other working documents are available below (requires login to COR/gmail to view).
Documentation (ordered by most recent):
Canvas Pilot Survey Results
LMS On Site Demonstrations
RFI Evaluation Summary
LMS Review Timeline
LMS Review Findings: CSS Priorities
RFI (Request for Information)
LMS Multi-Year Student Survey Results
LMS Pricing Comparison
LMS Task Force Meeting Minutes