Choosing a new Learning Management System

Choosing a new Learning Management System

by | 9 Apr 2018

Last week (week 14) the Learning Management System (LMS) tender project really started off. Two out of four preselected learning management suppliers presented themselves to the Maastricht University LMS project group and expert panel. The main goal of these sessions is to inspire and support the list of requirements.

 

Wednesday 4 April Desire2Learn kicked off with a platform called Brightspace. Thursday 5 April Blackboard followed with their new Blackboard Ultra environment. Presentations of Canvas and Threeships will follow in May.

 

Blackboard’s Wade Weichel in action

Blackboard’s Wade Weichel in action

D2L went first with a demo of their Brightspace platform

D2L went first with a demo of their Brightspace platform

 

 

Best fit for UM needs

At this moment, the project focusses on writing a proper request for quotation: how do we ensure to select the LMS that best fits Maastricht University (UM) needs. A system that will implement UM’s vision on Education successfully.

The LMS project started March 2018 and includes seven work packages:

  1. Requirements – General
  2. Requirements – Education Logistics
  3. Requirements – Education Didactics
  4. Tender assessment procedure
  5. Request for quotation
  6. Organising test period
  7. Organising Proof of Concept

The request for quotation involves work packages 1-5.

 

Happy with your input

Although all faculties are involved in the tender project, you might have some important suggestions for us to include. Please feel free to provide input on requirements or to pose any questions on the tender process. You can do so, either by contacting

  • Charles Bollen (project leader for the LMS tender) via Ask your Librarian
  • your faculty representative in the project team.

 

All Maastricht University faculties are involved and committed

All Maastricht University faculties are involved and committed

 

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