Document Type

Presentation

Session Description

This presentation discusses the technical-side implementation considerations in piloting a learning management system (LMS), with UMN’s pilot of Canvas as a case study. We will discuss process development to support a pilot LMS (Canvas) alongside an existing LMS (Moodle), as well as frameworks for providing production assistance to instructors and instruction support staff members, assessing and comparing system functions and features, and developing methods for evaluating performance and user experience. Lessons learned and changes for future technology pilots will be presented.

Participants will better understand:

  • The technical and administrative challenges of piloting a new LMS alongside existing technology
  • Technical preparations for pilot technology
  • Rapid prototyping of processes to facilitate pilot technologies

Keywords

LMS, evaluation, process, prototype, automation, support

Audience Focus

Both K-12 and Higher Education

Start Date

7-27-2016 2:15 PM

End Date

7-27-2016 2:45 PM

Brief Biography of Primary Presenter

Erik Epp is an Academic Technologist at UMN. His background is in chemistry education, particularly the use of technology to support learning.

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Jul 27th, 2:15 PM Jul 27th, 2:45 PM

Technical Administration of an LMS Pilot

This presentation discusses the technical-side implementation considerations in piloting a learning management system (LMS), with UMN’s pilot of Canvas as a case study. We will discuss process development to support a pilot LMS (Canvas) alongside an existing LMS (Moodle), as well as frameworks for providing production assistance to instructors and instruction support staff members, assessing and comparing system functions and features, and developing methods for evaluating performance and user experience. Lessons learned and changes for future technology pilots will be presented.

Participants will better understand:

  • The technical and administrative challenges of piloting a new LMS alongside existing technology
  • Technical preparations for pilot technology
  • Rapid prototyping of processes to facilitate pilot technologies