Learning  Management System (LMS) Review

UTC's Learning Management System (LMS) is integral to providing a student-centered learning environment.  To ensure the best possible learning experience for our students and an optimal platform for course delivery, Academic Affairs is facilitating a LMS review. We have used Blackboard Learn for a number of years and it is time to conduct an assessment so that we provide a reliable online environment with the most current and flexible tools and technology to promote student learning. 

The goals of this LMS evaluation are to:

  • Conduct a fair and impartial assessment
  • Gather requirements and feedback from students, faculty, and staff
  • Support UTC’s mission and strategic plan
  • Recommend a LMS that meets educational and technical needs

The evaluation will include a LMS survey, a committee evaluation, pilot courses in Canvas, and campus vendor visits (Blackboard Learn, Canvas). Data from the review will be shared on this webpage as it becomes available. The projected timeline is shown below.

 

LMS timeline

Committee Members:

Chris Horne (co-chair, CAS), Dawn Ford (co-chair, WCTL), Beth Crawford (CHEPS), Ron Goulet (CECS), Karissa Peyer (Learning Environment Committee), Parthasarati Dileepan (COB), Anthony Iorio (SGA), Greg O'Dea (Honors), Natalie Haber/Brittany Richardson (Library), Tony Parsley (IT)

Non-voting: Cherie Whipple (IT) and Evan Gross (WCTL)

 

Vendor Campus Visits (Open Sessions)

Canvas visit, September 19-20

Day 1: Wednesday, September 19

Student Session, 1:00-1:50 pm, Raccoon Mountain Room - https://youtu.be/-2IunJKdH54
Faculty/Staff Session, 2:00-3:15 pm, Raccoon Mountain Room - https://youtu.be/QaQk7Z60JAg 

Day 2: Thursday, September 20

Student Session, 12:30-1:30 pm, Signal Mountain Room - https://youtu.be/1eHcRZ-2kWY 
Faculty/Staff Session, 2:00-3:15 pm, Signal Mountain Room - https://youtu.be/xXoI1aOq9HA

 

Blackboard visit, September 25-26

Day 1: Tuesday, September 25

Student Session, 12:30-1:30 pm, Raccoon Mountain Room - https://youtu.be/2L76WD9W40M
Faculty/Staff Session, 2:00-3:15 pm, Raccoon Mountain Room - https://youtu.be/57F-sETXUCA 

 Day 2: Wednesday, September 26

Student Session, 1:00-1:50 pm, Raccoon Mountain Room - https://youtu.be/JCdOVOm5i5E 
Faculty/Staff Session, 2:00-3:15 pm, Raccoon Mountain Room - https://youtu.be/MXhvN_sGusw 

 

Data:

Current Blackboard Usage Data

Blackboard Faculty Survey April 2018

Blackboard Student Survey April 2018

 

Report

UTC LMS Review Report October 2018


After the LMS Review, Canvas was chosen to best support UTC

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