After reviewing results from surveys and open forums, examining data on current LMS usage at Missouri S&T, and collecting input from faculty representing a range of use cases, the LMS committee reached a unanimous decision on October 30th: Blackboard may not be adequately meeting the needs of Missouri S&T faculty and students, and should be evaluated against alternative learning management systems to determine the best fit for our campus.
The committee recommended that Blackboard and 2-3 additional LMS alternatives be evaluated in an actual course environment beginning as soon as January.
Educational Technology has invited two alternative learning management system providers to campus to showcase their products and answer questions from the campus community (students, faculty and staff).
Instructure Canvas will host a presentation on Wednesday, December 11 at 10:00 a.m. in the Turner Room of the Havener Center.
Desire2Learn will host a presentation on Tuesday, December 17 at 10:00 a.m. in the Maramec/Gasconade Room in the Havener Center.
All faculty and students are welcome to attend!
For more information and updates about the Learning Management System review process, please visit: http://edtech.mst.edu/teach/projects/lmsreview/