Emerson has gone through 9 months of surveying, testing, reviewing and deliberating about our new Learning Management System, and we’re finally done!
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.
We will replace WebCT in two phases:
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.