The Washington System Governor Appointed Board 4-year Private Colleges & Colleges Universities SBCTC 29 Community & 5 Technical Colleges
29 Community & 5 Technical Colleges Blackboard: 4 ANGEL: 28 WAOL: 22 Moodle: 2 May 6th, 2009 – BlackboardAnnounces Acquisition of Angel, THEN…
Announces “End of Life” in Juneof 2014“Your time is up….”
The RFP Committee was formed:SBCTC StaffELC (eLearning directors)LMDC (librarians)ITC (chief IT officers)Instruction Commission (chief academicofficers)WSSSC (chief student services officers)ADA CouncilFaculty associationSix public universities
The Search began:Timeline:Sept 2011 – Committee Formed (20 members)Oct 2011 – Faculty SurveyedNov 2011 – RFP OutJan 2012 – RFPs scored, Finalists ChosenFeb 2012 – Sandboxes Open to Faculty TestersMar 26th & 27th – Onsite Demos, Vendor ChosenSummer, 2012 – First College Migrations Begin2012/13 – Majority of colleges and Univs migrateRTC MIGRATION: FALL, 2013 But prep can beginnow!(June 2014 – ANGEL contract ends)
CANVAS WAS CHOSEN. Why Canvas?First choice of faculty testersHighest score on technical responseHighest score on vendor referencesHosts in the cloudGreat use of mobile and social mediaIntegration and sharing/trust relationships
EARLY ADOPTERS SAY:MIGRATION IS QUITE EASY!* * Almost always.WORRIED ABOUT PROBLEMS? Canvas has a blog:voice.instructure.com/blogThis was posted on Sept. 7th:Listening to Our Customers One of the things that makes Instructure unique is that we maintain open feature request forums. Any user (student, instructor, or administrator) can suggest a new feature and receive feedback from the user community. These feature requests are public - you can browse all the requests, add your own comments, and vote up the requests you think are great.
Migration basics… Backup in Angel Format (best option)
Canvas vs. Angel. Different. But not toohard.In Angel we have “discussion forum, page,dropbox and folder”
In Canvas items areorganized by “discussions,pages, assignments andmodules”
Lots of information will be available thruSBCTC and rtcelearning.blogspot.com.
Part 3: (The part you’ve beenwaiting for… Give it a try!(What could go wrong?)