LMS Review

During spring term, a comprehensive process identified key features and functionality that needed to be included in the requirements for a competitive RFP.  In July, the RFP was launched and remained open for 4 weeks.

Results

The following three firms submitted Proposals in response to the RFP:

  • Blackboard, Inc.
  • D2L, Ltd.
  • Instructure, Inc.

The college determined that Blackboard, Inc.’s Proposal was nonresponsive, therefore it was rejected. The Proposal was not forwarded to the evaluation committee for scoring.

The D2L Ltd. and Instructure, Inc. Proposals were forwarded to the evaluation committee. The Proposals were scored using the following criteria: teaching & learning requirements; technical requirements; account administration; and the implementation plan.

Upon completion of the scoring, it was determined that the D2L Ltd. Proposal did not offer a comprehensive solution that adequately addressed the criteria set forth in the Solicitation Document. 

Therefore, Instructure, Inc., offering Canvas, is the finalist to provide the college’s next LMS. 

What does this mean?

The initial timeline for implementation has been modified to reflect the results of the review.  The staff in the Tech Hub of the Center for Academic Innovation have been asked to develop a comprehensive migration plan during the beginning of of the Fall 2019 term.  Although the full details of the plan are still not developed, the rough timeline for migration is as follows:

General Timeline

  • Fall 2019 – Canvas demos and presentations; sandbox testing; development of a comprehensive migration plan;
  • Winter 2020 – Canvas development shells available; initial content migration; faculty can start developing content in the Canvas system; training available; workshops, online tutorials & drop-in sessions available
  • Spring 2020 – ongoing training and migration support available
  • Summer 2020 – Go Live with all credit classes in Canvas!   

The LMS migration is sponsored by the Technology Governance Committee and will be led by the Center for Academic Innovation.  Any questions regarding the LMS migration process can be directed to Kellie Schellenberg at kellie.schellenberg@chemeketa.edu or 503.399.5191.

Updates

 

Fall 2019

In Process

  • Contract Negotiations
  • LMS Demos
  • LMS Sandboxes

Summer 2019

Completed

Spring 2019

Completed

  • Faculty listening sessions held on 4/16 and 4/22
  • Drafting RFP criteria
  • Finalize RFP criteria

Winter 2019 Announcement

Last year, the Instruction and Student Services (ISS) Team approved a recommendation to conduct a full Learning Management System (LMS) review during the 2019-20 academic year.  The recommendation was based on findings from Program Reviews, market research, student surveys, and national and statewide trends in the industry.  ISS fully supported the recommendation because in order to remain current and innovative, the college must have an LMS platform that meets the needs of our students and faculty.

What does this mean?

Between now and the end of the 2019 calendar year, the college is engaging in a full-scale LMS review.  We will launch a competitive procurement process, identify top candidates, test features and functionality, engage faculty and students in testing systems and finally provide a recommendation on an LMS platform.

Our goal is for the LMS review to be an inclusive process that includes feedback from faculty, students, administrators, and key stakeholders throughout the college.  

Why Now?

The connection/intersection between our current technology infrastructure and the requirements of Strategic Initiatives such as Guided Pathways and the Chemeketa Accelerated Pathways to Success (CAPS) federal grant, show the compelling need to conduct an LMS review as soon as possible. This is necessary in order for the college to remain competitive in an ever-increasing global landscape.

We’ve been on our current LMS, Blackboard Learn 9.1, since 2012 .  Learn 9.1 is a legacy platform and over the years, Blackboard has been putting their development energy into their newer platform, Ultra.  At some point in the near future, the Learn 9.1 platform will no longer meet our needs and we will have to move to a new system. Since a move to a different platform will be inevitable in the near future, we recommend using this opportunity to have a comprehensive review of options for the next generation LMS that will best serve Chemeketa’s students, faculty and staff.

The LMS Review is sponsored by the Technology Governance Committee and will be led by the Center for Academic Innovation.

Winter 2019

Completed

  • Gathering stakeholder feedback
  • Launched webpage on the Center for Academic Innovation website to keep the Chemeketa community informed of the LMS Review process.

Canvas LMS Presentations

Representatives from Canvas will be on campus on Tuesday, October 1st and Wednesday, October 2nd, and are offering three repeat presentations.  

Faculty and staff are invited to attend and learn more about the Canvas platform, see features and functionality, and ask questions.

  • Session #1
    Tuesday, 10/1/2019 
    1:30 – 3:00
    Bldg 8/Room 201
    Refreshments provided
  • Session #2
    (repeat session)
    Wednesday, 10/2/2019
    12:00 – 2:00
    Bldg 8/Room 201
    Lunch provided at noon; vendor demo from 12:30 – 2:00
  • Session #3
    (repeat session)

    Wednesday, 10/2/2012
    2:30 – 4:00
    Bldg 8/Room 201
    Refreshments provided

Click here to RSVP to ensure we have an accurate count for catering and handouts. 

General Timeline

  • Winter 2019
    Work with key stakeholders to identify non-negotiables; develop draft RFP criteria 
  • Spring 2019
    Finalize RFP criteria; present recommendation to CCC Board of Education for competitive procurement process; finalize review rubric
     
  • Summer 2019
    Launch and review RFP responses; determine competitive range
     
  • Fall 2019
    Conduct demos; testing of features & functionality
  • Additional migration timeline will be developed once the LMS review is completed

Contact

Any questions regarding the LMS review process can be directed to Kellie Schellenberg at kellie.schellenberg@chemeketa.edu or 503.399.5191.

 

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