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Staying Sane When Migrating To A New Lms
Staying Sane When Migrating To A New Lms
Staying Sane When Migrating To A New Lms
Staying Sane When Migrating To A New Lms
Staying Sane When Migrating To A New Lms
Staying Sane When Migrating To A New Lms
Staying Sane When Migrating To A New Lms
Staying Sane When Migrating To A New Lms
Staying Sane When Migrating To A New Lms
Staying Sane When Migrating To A New Lms
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Staying Sane When Migrating To A New Lms

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CCCOnline shares their experiences, challenges, processes, and lessons learned when migrating from one LMS to another.

CCCOnline shares their experiences, challenges, processes, and lessons learned when migrating from one LMS to another.

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  • 1. Staying Sane When Migrating to a New LMS
    WCET, October 2009
  • 2. Presenters
    Donna HallInstructional Design Team CoordinatorCCCOnlinedonna.hall@cccs.edu
    Debra Warren Instructional DesignerCCCOnline debra.warren@cccs.edu
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  • 3. Colorado Community College System
    13 colleges and CCCOnline
    117,000+ students annually
    1,200 secondary, 800 postsecondary career and technical programs
    Blackboard (WebCT) Vista 4.2 to Desire2Learn
    Started migration planning January 2009
    All colleges on D2L by January 2010
  • 4. Initial Planning
    Communicate early, often
    LMS support
    IT
    Administrators
    Staff
    Faculty
    Helpdesk
    Get feedback from all parties
  • 5. OriginalPlanforMigrating
    Faculty
    Unsubscribe all files
    Backup, download course
    Upload backup to file sever
    Staff
    Migrate backup to D2L
    Copy migrated course into “Master” course
    Enroll faculty in “Master” course
  • 6. OriginalPlanforMigrating
    Pros
    Spread work over many individuals
    Faculty responsible for selecting course to be migrated
    Cons
    Faculty technically challenged
    Faculty had to be on network to upload backup
    User errors
  • 7. Test, Test, Test!
    Plan for challenges
    Verify procedures work as expected
    QA all procedures (recruit guinea pigs)
    Example: Because of established communication and repeated tests, when the decision to change plan was made, the switch only took a week.
  • 8. PilotCourses
    Pilot small number of courses
    View and test as Student
    Hand-select pilot faculty
    Don’t assume everyone adapts well to change
    There will be surprises on who are early adaptors
    Stress “there is a reason it is called a pilot”
  • 9. MigratingAllCourses
    Mentors
    Conference to rollout training
    Variety of training for all learning styles
    Positive attitude
    Scheduling
  • 10. Lessons Learned
    • Communication is key
    • 11. Be flexible
    • 12. Have contingency plans
    • 13. Stay positive
    • 14. Buy lots of stress relieving toys!

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