Time Line for Choosing a Learning Management System
Below is a timeline for the process of choosing a learning management system. This process is open to all. We want to provide a voice to faculty and give equal opportunity to the three exceptional companies we have narrowed the search to.
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- MayUpgrade to new Blackboard! To give Blackboard a fair chance, committee reports will not be due until we have had an opprotunity to evaluate the new Blackboard features.
- March May Workshops and trainings for the upgrade to the new Blackboard.
- March D2L will present to Deans and Chairs
- February Companies are asked to submit quotes and complete rubric of features.
- February Desire2Learn visit to UTB. Faculty can request a sandbox, a test account, to learn firsthand how D2L can be used.
- January Blackboard visit to UTB to show us the new, improved Blackboard format. The upgrade is scheduled to happen May. Workshops and trainings will be conducted this spring.
- January Center for Teaching and Learning developed a course for faculty to learn how Canvas works. If you would like to be included on the CTL course contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- December Diana Dominguez developed an online course using Canvas
- November Goldsmith and Ramirz meet with Blackboard to express concerns and challenges
- November Canvas visit to UTB