BLACKBOARD/LMS EVALUATION UPDATE

Educational Technology has been conducting an evaluation of Blackboard as a Learning Management System (LMS) suitable for this campus.

A committee was formed with instructors and students from across campus to answer the question “Does Blackboard meet the teaching and learning needs on our campus?”  The campus community had several opportunities to offer opinions and feedback through open forums and a survey.

The committee was unanimous in its decision that Blackboard and other Learning Management System alternatives should be evaluated and compared to determine which LMS would best meet the needs of the campus.

The committee recommends that—beginning as soon as January 2014—an additional 2-3 LMS alternatives should be evaluated, if possible in an actual course environment to more fully explore both Blackboard and the alternative products available.

Educational Technology is recruiting for the next committee in this process. This committee will meet with vendors, complete the evaluation of alternatives, listen to the campus community and make a recommendation to campus on which LMS should be used on campus.

We need your help!  If you are interested in being on this committee please contact Angie Hammons, Manager of Educational Technology, at hammonsa@mst.edu.

More information about the Blackboard / LMS review process can be found at:

http://edtech.mst.edu/teach/projects/lmsreview/