LMS Review

Blackboard Learn is our current Learning Management System (LMS).  The Center for Faculty Excellence (Bryan Berrett) and the Academic Technology area in Technology Services (Brent Auernheimer) are coordinating a wide-ranging review of Learning Management Systems vetted by last year's CSU-wide process. Those systems include Blackboard Ultra, Canvas, and Brightspace (formerly D2L).

Bb Ultra

https://www.coursesites.com
Anyone can go to Blackboard’s CourseSites and set up - and offer - a class.

http://mfeldstein.com/bbworld-report-blackboard-may-be-turning-around/

Canvas

https://www.canvaslms.com/
You can “Try Canvas Free” (upper right button)

The CSU Chancellor’s office held a webinar, “Instructure/Canvas Overview and Discussion” on August 25: http://csulps.com/2016/08/25/instructurecanvas-overview-and-discussion/

http://mfeldstein.com/instructurecon-2017-culture-competitive-weapon/

Brightspace (D2L)

https://www.d2l.com/ 
You can also try D2L free.

The CSU Chancellor’s office held a webinar, “Brightspace by D2L” on October 12: http://csulps.com/2016/10/14/webinar-on-brightspace-by-d2l/

http://mfeldstein.com/lms-revival-d2l-picking-new-customers-showing-can-listen/

LMS Faculty Learning Community

Name College Email
Brad Hyatt LMS FLC Facilitator bhyatt@mail.fresnostate.edu
Keith Clement College of Social Sciences kclement@csufresno.edu
Kimberly Coy Kremen School of Education and Human Development kcoy@csufresno.edu
Dermot Donnelly College of Science and Mathematics ddonnelly@csufresno.edu
Ida Jones Craig School of Business idaj@mail.fresnostate.edu
Amanda McKeith Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology amckeith@mail.fresnostate.edu
Cordie Qualle Lyles College of Engineering cqualle@csufresno.edu
Michael Shepherd College of Arts and Humanities mshepherd@csufresno.edu
Janice Smith-Warshaw College of Health and Human Services jsmithwarshaw@mail.fresnostate.edu

Questions/Comments and Answers/Responses:

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Resources:

CSU LPS (learning platform system) site:  http://csulps.com/
This is the background information for the CSU-wide master enabling agreement RFP. The result was CSU-wide contracts for Blackboard, Canvas, and D2L.

E-literate: http://mfeldstein.com/
Maintained by Phil Hil and Michael Feldstein. Great information about the LMS market.