At the end of 2022, the contract with the Blackboard learning management system (LMS) will end. Before entering into a new contract with Blackboard, UB is engaging in a review of two additional popular systems, Brightspace D2L and Canvas. The goal of this review is to identify the full spectrum of needs for an LMS across campus constituencies, identify the system(s) that best meet these needs, and recommend to campus decision-makers the LMS that should be adopted.
*Valerie Nesset, Associate Professor, Information Science, also served on this committee until her retirement in 2022.
The steering committee consists of leaders of the three sponsoring units for the LMS Review, Academic Affairs, UBIT and University Libraries, along with a representative of University Business Services and the co-chairs of the LMS Review Committee.
|Erin Brunellefirstname.lastname@example.org||Member ||Student|
|Michelle Connollyemail@example.com||Staff Support||Student (Facilitator)|
|Kelly Durandfirstname.lastname@example.org||Member||Tech/Admin (Chair)|
|Jessica Krugeremail@example.com||Member||Instructor (Chair)|
|Valerie Nessetfirstname.lastname@example.org||Co-Chair||Instructor (Facilitator)|
|Bryan Sajeckiemail@example.com||Member||Student (Chair)|
|Carol Van Zile-Tamsenfirstname.lastname@example.org||Co-Chair||Tech/Admin (Facilitator)|
|Jennifer Schecter Powrieemail@example.com||Member||Student|
The LMS Review Committee is charged with evaluating learning management systems for possible implementation. As the LMS significantly effects teaching and learning across the campus, in the evaluation process the committee should consult meaningfully with a broad range of constituents, engaging the breadth of faculty and student experiences. In its evaluation, the committee should recommend features that an LMS should include to best serve faculty and student needs.