The University LMS project team has completed usability testing with clients on all three campuses, as well as initial technical and functional evaluation, and these working groups are reporting on findings to the core team this week.
The LMS advisory team will be honing a final next-generation Tufts LMS strategy recommendation in early April and presenting that recommendation to the LMS executive steering committee, as well as executive sponsors in each of the Schools. Funding discussions continue this spring as university budgets for FY11 are finalized.
Pending review of strategic recommendations and funding proposals, UIT hopes to move into phase 1 implementation for the Medford Schools at the start of FY11 with anticipated milestones of piloting the new LMS in spring 2011 and moving to full production in fall 2011 in phase 1 Schools.
UIT has been charged with facilitating a Tufts University LMS project to recommend a next-generation platform for teaching, learning, and collaboration across Tufts schools, programs, and communities.
- The primary goals of the project are for the LMS Project Team to lead a highly participatory process:
- To define selection criteria based on the university's goals and the requirements of faculty, students, and administrators.
- To evaluate leading LMS platforms to determine which best meets Tufts' criteria.
- To articulate a robust, coordinated support model to ensure an effective migration process, as well as excellent continuing outreach, education, and service for faculty and other community members who will use the LMS to enrich their teaching, learning, and research at Tufts.
- To recommend a comprehensive next-generation LMS strategy for Tufts University.