LMS “Essential” QuestionsPortal AccessibilityHow enables students to connect with other enrolled Compliance with W3C Content Accessibility?students outside of the course? How faculty upload content files to a single locationCommunity for multiple sections of same course?How used to make content available to users outsidethe institution? Administration Describe the data feeds between any SIS integrationCommunication partners to your LMS.How does the LMS allow faculty to manage smallgroups within courses.How can programmers develop integrated services Technical(e.g. single sign-on for tutoring) Describe any LMS migrations which have required no post-migration manual clean-up.AssessmentWhat data is available to allow institutions to studentprogress on system-wide basis? Pricing Describe the TCO price for:Grading • small institution, 2,000 students, 100 staff/facultyDescribe how a faculty member imports and exportsgrades from your LMS. members, single-CPU application server. • medium-sized campus, 12,000 students, 500Data staff/faculty, four-CPU application server.How can institutions use the LMS to monitor facultyparticipation in courses on a system-wide basis?
EduTools Data• LMS Filters – Type • Proprietary vs. Open Source – Location • Local vs. Hosted
Product LMS Respondents FilterAgilix BrainHoney Commercial Hosted (SaaS)CampusCruiser Commercial Hosted (SaaS)Instructure Canvas Commercial Hosted (SaaS)Edvance 360 Commercial Hosted (SaaS)Pearson eCollege Commercial Hosted (Saas)Blackboard Learn Commercial Hosted or UnhostedDesire2 Learn Commercial Hosted or UnhostedATutor Open Source.LRN Open SourceLON-CAPA Open Source + HostingMoodle Open SourceSakai Open SourceMoodleRooms Joule Open Source HostingOthers available but did not participate insurvey
Authentication “Essential” QuestionsFunctionality Support• What designed to do and how • Skill sets needed to manage the does it do it? product?• Evidence the solution provides • Training and documentation reliable authentication? provided?• User experience of faculty • How user support provided? members and of students?• Reports available to Technology admin, staff, faculty? • Hardware purchases or software• How student privacy assured? downloads required of users? • Can campus systems (e.g. LMS, SIS) be integrated?Pricing • Status of partnership with any• Pricing model? LMS providers?
Communications Steps Strategic Decision Procure/ RFP and Vendor Vendor Selection Communicators Planning Upgrade EvaluationExecutive/ Steering initiate overall direction, set direction for RFP shepherding oversee RFP, Legal, otherCommittee change frequency procurement, purchasing issuesInformation Technology provide guidance on IT recommend window for security & accessibility hardware decisions and infrastructure capabilities, acquisition and integration evaluation provisioning discussionsAcademic Units provide guidance on recommend window for develop evaluation criteria; identify evangelists to current/future usage acquisition vendor research/reviews begin the change processInstructional Design provide guidance on future propose evaluation criteria, conduct evaluation by develop transition scheduleand Support needs transition strategies instructional designersMarketing and provide guidance on public get direction from sketch communications provide communicationscommunication perceptions Academic Units and IT plan/message consistency plan to stakeholdersFaculty and Faculty provide feedback on propose evaluation criteria participate in evaluation prepare for changeSenates current limitationsStudents or Student provide feedback on propose evaluation criteria participate in evaluation prepare for changeSenate Organizations current limitations (users)Enrollment Mgt/ provide feedback on propose evaluation criteria participate in evaluation revise schedule and textRegistrar current limitations descriptionsGoverning Bodies provide direction for collaborate with Executive participate in evaluation, shared service needs Committee on issues determine communityVendor none provide general info: RFI provide specific info in provide demonstrations, helps frame RFP response to RFP references and test a/c’s