The Office of Online and Alternative Delivery Programs, in partnership with Academic Technology Services and the Center for Teaching Excellence, is leading a faculty and student-driven initiative to evaluate Blackboard and other major Learning Management Systems (LMS) to determine whether Blackboard is still meeting our teaching, learning, and administrative needs.
Several innovative products have entered the marketplace since the University of Findlay adopted Blackboard as its LMS in the early 2000’s. While this project is not necessarily an indication that we plan to leave Blackboard as an LMS, it is important to periodically review all available platforms to ensure UF employs the most appropriate technology for our faculty and students.
LMS’s to be evaluated:
The Core Team (Online, ATS, and CTE) will work with a newly formed LMS Evaluation Task Force comprised of faculty, staff, and students to determine essential characteristics and functions of an LMS and evaluate potential LMS’s from the teaching, learning, and administrative perspectives. Together, we will examine the findings from our evaluation and community feedback and present our recommendation to cabinet members for action.
We Want to Hear From You!
All faculty, staff, and students will have the opportunity to view and provide feedback on each potential LMS. Our
proposed timeline will give us ample time to fully engage our campus community in reviewing LMS alternatives and selecting the product that best fits our needs as an institution, which very well may still be Blackboard.
We will keep you apprised of project status and community events on this website. Thoughts, questions, or concerns can be submitted anytime throughout the project using the
general feedback form.