In 2011, The University of Baltimore (UBalt) adopted Sakai as its learning management system (LMS), discontinuing the previous use of WebTyco. While Sakai has served the teaching and learning needs of UBalt faculty and students, our campus has not conducted a systematic review of LMS systems in over ten years. A systematic review of the LMS allows UBalt to examine new features and capabilities offered in platforms today.
Our goals in conducting an LMS review are two-fold:
•To identify the most effective LMS to meet the needs of UBalt faculty and students.
•To secure faculty and student input on LMS features and compare them with Sakai.
The Process - Spring 2022 Semester
•UBalt faculty and students completed a Sakai 20.4 LMS satisfaction survey.
•The LMS Review project leader presented project overviews to the following groups the deans' council, the university and college faculty senates, the UBalt staff senate, and UBalt student government.
•The UBalt procurement office issued a Task Order Request for Proposal (TORP) to Maryland Education Enterprise Consortium online exam proctoring vendors.
•The LMS Review Evaluation Committee and faculty, staff, and students evaluated vendor responses to academic use cases, technical use cases, and platform features.
•The LMS Review Evaluation Committee will draft and submit a recommendation report to the UBalt Procurement department for review and disposition.
If you need additional information, please review the LMS Review timeline.
Please send any questions to email@example.com.
Dr. Constance A. Harris
Director of Online Learning
LMS Review Project Leader