Libraries, Computing and Technology (LCT) is in the process re-examining commercial Learning Management System (LMS) options to find a replacement for ANGEL, which will be unsupported by its vendor after October 2014. On February 6, 2012, several bids were received in response to the LMS request for proposal (RFP).
The selection of MSU’s next LMS will be made by the LMS Futures Committee and LCT based on input regarding features, functionality, and strategic considerations (cost, licensing terms, etc.) as described in the RFP bids. The LMS Futures Committee will be comprised of representatives from each academic college appointed by college deans and LCT.
Feedback from faculty, staff, and students during open public demonstrations will also be an important part of the final LMS decision. The MSU community is invited to attend the public demonstrations listed below, which will be presented by vendors of Blackboard and Desire2Learn.
(Two times are offered for each LMS demonstration, but the presentations will be the same.)
BLACKBOARD PUBLIC DEMOS
* Thursday, February 23, 2012, from 3:00-4:30 p.m., in Olds Hall - room 111
* Friday, February 24, 2012, from 8:30-10:00 a.m., in Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building - room 1415
DESIRE2LEARN PUBLIC DEMOS
* Wednesday, February 29, 2012, from 3:00-4:30 p.m., in Natural Science Building - room 116
* Thursday, March 1, 2012, from 8:30-10:00 a.m., in Plant and Soil Sciences Building - room 1200
LCT aims to identify a viable LMS solution for MSU in spring 2012. More details are available at http://tech.msu.edu/lms-futures.
Feedback on our strategy, processes, and the selection itself is welcome by calling (517) 355-2345 or (800) 500-1554 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michigan State University
Libraries, Computing & Technology
Associate Director - Academic Technology Services
Director - Virtual University Design & Technology