Archives—October 2011

LMS Search Committee & Faculty Pilot Testers approve Final Phase Timeline

A majority of the LMS Search Committee members and Faculty Pilot Testers have responded to a request to approve the Timeline for the final phase of migration to a new LMS.  All who did respond approved the proposed timeline.

Timeline for the final phase of migration to a new LMS:

Semester Action
End of Fall 2011
  • Complete Pilot Testing.
  • Collect Feedback/Data.
  • Begin tabulating data.
Beginning of Spring 2012
  • Complete tabulation of data.
  • Make Final Recommendation to Senior Leadership.
  • Make any arrangements, conduct any negotiations, perform any work on our I.T. infrastructure, etc., necessary to begin implementation of the new LMS chosen by senior leadership.
Spring 2012
  • Begin training on new LMS.
  • Perform early migration of courses & course content from old LMS to new.
  • Continue teaching some courses out of new LMS: all pilot testers and those who may have volunteered.
Summer 2012
  • Continue training on new LMS.
  • Perform more migration of courses & course content from old LMS to new.
  • Have selected courses taught officially using new LMS while still maintaining access to current Bb/WebCT LMS.
  • Move selected departments or groups of users onto new LMS
Fall 2012
  • Continue and complete training on new LMS.
  • Perform more migration of courses & course content from old LMS to new, completing all migration of content by semester’s end.
  • Have most courses taught officially using new LMS while still maintaining access to current Bb/WebCT LMS for a limited number of users.
Spring 2013
  • All courses in new LMS

(Note: If  Fall 2012 ends up not being needed for training and migration then the schedule could theoretically be moved up)