Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The LMS Transition: Demos & Sandboxes

The college has recently begun a search for a new Learning Management System, with implementation scheduled to begin in summer 2014.  This process is moving forward with the selection of three vendors who have been scheduled for on-campus presentations in early March.  Each vendor will come to campus to make a presentation to the campus community about the features and functionalities of their product.  The vendor presentation will take place in Danvers and will be video-conferenced over to Lynn.  The schedule of presentations is:
  • Canvas:  Monday, March 3rd from 2:30pm to 4:00pm in DS119 and LW325 
  • Blackboard:  Wednesday, March 12th from 2:30pm to 4:00pm in DS119 and LW225
  • Desire2Learn:  Thursday, March 13th from 2:30pm to 4:00pm in DS119 and LW325
We look forward to seeing you at these sessions so that you can provide us feedback on the products.  Even if you are not able to attend all three presentations, please attend the ones that you can to provide us input.

Each company's product will also be available for members of the college community to experience and evaluate after the presentations.  ITD will be hosting several opportunities in March and April for faculty and staff to stop in, test out the different systems, and provide us with feedback.  Access to the sandbox environment will also be available virtually and more information will be available soon.  Please save these dates:

  • Wednesday, March 19th from 9:00am-3:00pm in DB201 (during spring break)
  • Thursday, March 20th from 9:00am-3:00pm in LW306 (during spring break)
  • Wednesday, March 26th from 8:00am-9:30am in LW306
  • Wednesday, March 26th from 4:00pm-6:00pm in LW306
  • Thursday, March 27th from 8:00am-9:30am in LW303
  • Thursday, March 27th from 2:00pm-5:00pm in LW305
  • Wednesday, April 2nd from 8:00am-10:30am in DB201
  • Wednesday, April 2nd from 2:00pm-6:00pm in DB201
  • Thursday, April 3rd from 8:00am-10:30am in DB239 (Library Preview Area)
  • Thursday, April 3rd from 2:00pm-6:00pm in DB201
In the meantime, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns at itd@northshore.edu.