Friday, January 16th, 2015
1310 Surge III (note the return to our favorite conference room in Surge III)
Please join us this coming Friday (January 16th at noon) for a Faculty Panel on Learning Management Systems (also known as LMS) and the Future of SmartSite at UC Davis.
As you probably know, our contract with the vendor for our learning management system, Sakai (and known as SmartSite at UC Davis) is coming to a close, and this has given us to consider all the best options for supporting instruction with an LMS. With the many concerns that have been raised about Sakai in recent years, 18 months ago the Campus Council for Information Technology charged an LMS working group to review LMS options. To that end, that working group has invited the major vendors to give public presentations, to respond to a request for proposals, and to support pilots of UC Davis classes this past fall. The three learning management systems under consideration are Brightspace from Desire2Learn, Canvas from Instructure, and Sakai / SmartSite.
Tomorrow at noon we will hear from some of the participants in that pilot, share some samples of the responses that we are hearing from faculty and students, and discuss the future of course management systems at UC Davis. We hope you will join us tomorrow / Friday for this event, and that you will bring you own learning management system stories and questions.
This event will take place at noon in 1310 Surge III, three buildings west of the Silo. We hope to see you there!