April 17-18: On-Campus LMS Product Vendor Demonstrations & Product Overviews

Below is an excerpt from a April 6, 2017 Inside Iowa State article by Rob Schweers that updates the learning management system (LMS) process. The full Inside Iowa State web article is available at Vendors selected for learning management system demonstrations.

Education technology companies Canvas and Desire2Learn (D2L) have been selected to give on-campus presentations for Iowa State’s next learning management system (LMS).

A review of Iowa State’s LMS, co-led by CELT and IT, has been ongoing since October. The Canvas and D2L proposals were among three received in response to a March request for proposals.

The proposals were reviewed by staff in the Center of Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), information technology and procurement. Finalists were selected using a comprehensive rubric developed from input given to the LMS review committee from students, faculty and staff.

CELT and IT developed a comprehensive product evaluation process that includes product overviews and on-campus vendor presentations. In the coming weeks, these events will provide faculty, staff and students another opportunity to provide input on the future of Iowa State’s LMS and to compare the two.

Dates, times and locations of the on-campus vendor demonstrations and LMS product overview are available (see below). For information about the process, visit the LMS Review website.

On-Campus Vendor Demonstrations

Instructure Canvas

Desire 2 Learn

LMS Product Overviews

CELT and ITS staff will provide scenario-based overviews of the two LMS product vendors selected to give on-campus presentations: Desire 2 Learn and Instructure Canvas. Each overview presentation will feature both products. These overviews are for faculty, staff and students at Iowa State University.

  • LMS Product Overviews, April 19 (10:00 – 11:00 a.m., 3558 Memorial Union)
  • LMS Product Overviews, April 19 (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 3558 Memorial Union)
  • LMS Product Overviews, April 19 (2:00 – 3:00 p.m., 198 Library)
  • LMS Product Overviews, April 19 (3:00 – 4:00 p.m., 198 Library)
  • LMS Product Overviews, April 20 (8:45 – 9:45 a.m., 198 Library)
  • LMS Product Overviews, April 20 (9:45 – 10:45 a.m., 198 Library)
  • LMS Product Overviews, April 20 (12:00 – 1:00 p.m., 2403 & 2404 Vet Med)

Questions? If you have any questions about the LMS review process contact LMS Review Co-Leads via email lmsreview@iastate.edu.