Learning Management Systems (LMS) provide virtual environments for the teaching and learning process. They support critical functions of online instruction and course administration, and have assumed an important role in higher education. CSUCI began using Blackboard in Fall, 2002. In the Fall of 2009, the system was branded to CI Learn to allow us to change the underlying application without changing the branding.
Over 80 percent of all instructors use CI Learn in varying degrees. Students consider CI Learn an essential tool for accessing information provided to them from their instructors. In short, CI Learn has become an enterprise application on our campus.
The time has come for the campus community to collaboratively evaluate and decide whether we should remain with Blackboard or switch to Moodle, an open source Learning Management System. Faculty and student input is critical to this process. The process will be facilitated by Judy Swanson, the Director of Academic Technology and the staff Academic Technology Services.
Dare to Compare: Blackboard 9 to Moodle
In the Spring, 2011 Academic Technology Services will be evaluating Learning Management Systems. Be a part of the team!
- Volunteer to Help Evaluate
- Evaluation Criteria (To be determined) (link to survey title LMS Demonstration)
- Vendor Demonstrations (To be determined) (link to panopto lecture captures for Moodle and Bbb9.1)
|Create public project Web site||7/01/2010||8/15/2010|
|Create Pilot Volunteer Form||8/10/2010||8/23/2010|
|Global asking for pilot participation||9/10/2010||9/27/2010|
|Select instructors and courses for pilot project||11/16/2010||11/16/2010|
|Schedule first meeting of pilot participants||9/30/2010|
|Instructor workshop conducted||12/14/2010|
|Pilot Courses Launched||1/28/2011|
|Conduct faculty survey for vendor demonstrations||???|
|Pilot instructors Surveyed||3/14/2011||3/29/2011|
|Pilot students surveyed||3/14/2011||3/29/2011|
|Analyze survey results||3/29/20111||4/18/2011|
|Write project report and recommendation||4/18/2011|
|Present recommendation to Provost and CIO||3/18/2011|
|Present recommendation to Academic Senate||4/19/2011||5/11/2011|
|Award contract to selected vendor||May?|
|Enter Phase II (migration and implementation||Summer 2011|