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#RIPWebCT -> #LongLiveCanvas!

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…

Canvas!

 

Based on three full days of drop-in user testing, Emerson students, faculty and staff ranked Canvas highest in all categories measured.

User testing ratings of the 4 systems on overall experience, look & feel, ease of use, discussion features, and assignment features. Canvas leads, Blackboard is second, Moodlerooms and Sakai are lowest.

 

When asked what system they would like to use, Emerson’s preference was clear.

User testing answers to "would you like to use this system?". Canvas is highest, then Blackboard, Sakai, and Moodlerooms.

 

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 1Fall 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.

For more information, see Replacing WebCT, our FAQs, or email itg@emerson.edu.

 

Moodlerooms Vendor Demo

Update: This vendor demo has happened. Click here to view the video.

 

We are ending #RIPWebCT month with our final vendor demo. Moodlerooms will show of their version of the Moodle learning management system today, Friday April 27th in the Beard Room:

Live Vendor Demo
When: Friday April 27th, 1:30PM- 3PM
Where: Beard Room (Little Building)
What: Representatives from Moodlerooms will demo their system and take questions from students, faculty, and staff.

Did you miss the other vendor demos? You can watch recordings of previous sessions and post your comments at: http://itg.emerson.edu/word/replacing-webct/

Blackboard Vendor Demo

Update: This vendor demo has happened. Click here to view the video.

 

Blackboard will be showing off their learning management system in our third vendor demo for #RIPWebCT month. Join us in the Bordy Theater today, Wednesday April 25th from 1-2:30PM:

Live Vendor Demo
When: Wednesday April 25th, 1PM- 2:30PM
Where: Bordy Theater (216 Tremont)
What: Representatives from Blackboard will demo their system and take questions from students, faculty, and staff.

Hope to see you there!