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WebCT dies with 2012. Emerson opens on January 2nd to Canvas!
The community’s choice was…
Based on three full days of drop-in user testing, Emerson students, faculty and staff ranked Canvas highest in all categories measured.
When asked what system they would like to use, Emerson’s preference was clear.
Next, the LMS Advisory team combed over documentation from the vendors with an eye to assessing accessibility, technical specifications, student tools, faculty tools, library integration, mobile solutions, and support offered, so as to thoroughly evaluate each of the systems in these crucial categories.
Canvas emerged as the best choice in almost every category.
Phase 1: Fall 2012 with a select few courses using Canvas. The majority of courses will still be on WebCT in the fall. (WebCT fall courses are now open to faculty, if you’d like to start building.)
Phase 2: Spring 2013, all courses will be available in Canvas. WebCT will no longer be the default.
The Instructional Technology Group will work with faculty in the months and weeks leading up to each phase, ensuring that faculty and their students have the necessary training and resources needed to effectively use the system.
ITG has compiled your responses to the LMS Faculty/Student survey from last fall. We’ll be sharing a more detailed report in the coming weeks.
For now, here are some of the highlights:
121 faculty and 566 students completed the survey.
83% of Faculty and 88% of Students reported using WebCT.
And finally, here’s what you thought was most important in a new learning management system:
What do you consider most important when using a Learning Management System like WebCT?
Overwhelmingly, faculty and students are on the same page when it comes to an LMS solution: intuitive and easy!