You’re invited: Demos for next learning management system (Inside Iowa State)

Education technology companies Instructure and Desire2Learn (D2L) have been selected to give on-campus presentations for Iowa State’s next learning management system (LMS) for would-be users. The visits are scheduled for next week. They include demonstrations by the vendors and shorter, scenario-based overviews presented by university staff. Registration is not needed for any of the sessions.

A review of Iowa State’s LMS, co-led by the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and information technology, has been ongoing since October. The Instructure and D2L proposals were among three received in response to a March request for proposals.

Vendor demonstrations, 206 Durham Center

At least 45 minutes of each session will be devoted to questions from participants.

Instructure’s Canvas

  • April 17, 8-10 a.m., for instructional designers
  • April 17, 10 a.m.-noon, for faculty and students

Desire2Learn’s Brightspace

  • April 18, 8-10 a.m., for instructional designers
  • April 18, 10 a.m.-noon, for faculty and students

Product overviews

CELT and IT staff will present a scenario-based, 50-minute overview of the two LMS products. This session is for faculty, staff and students, and will be presented seven times in four locations:

April 19, 3558 Memorial Union

  • 10-11 a.m.
  • 11 a.m.-noon

April 19, 198 Parks Library

  • 2-3 p.m.
  • 3-4 p.m.

April 20, 198 Parks Library

  • 8:45-9:45 a.m.
  • 9:45-10:45 a.m.

April 20, 2403-04 Vet Med

  • Noon-1 p.m.

Re-posted from Inside Iowa State (2017, April 13)