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The university is in its fifth year of a contract with Blackboard Inc. to provide Learning Management System services and, per state policy,  is required to re-bid the contract.

As part of the evaluation process, OIT issued a formal Request for Information to review available LMS options. Responses were received from BlackboardInstructure Canvas, and Brightspace Desire2Learn.

Additional information related to the RFI responses is available online.

Each company will present detailed demonstrations of their products and answer questions from faculty, staff, students, OIT administrative and technical staff, and other stakeholders.

Given that the LMS affects almost all faculty and students, OIT asks that members of the campus community attend one of the open demonstrations, ask questions, and provide feedback via the online feedback form for each vendor demonstration.

The schedule of visits is:

Blackboard, Inc.: Tuesday, November 17, 213 Hodges Library,

  • 8:30-10:00 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon

Instructor Canvas: Wednesday, November 18, 213 Hodges Library

  • 8:30-10:00 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon

Brightspace Desire2Learn: To Be Announced