Learning Management System (LMS) Pilots
The LMS Evaluation Committee met on Friday, February 2 and voted to pilot three systems:
- Canvas by Instructure,
- Brightspace by Desire2Learn, and
- Moodle 3.5.
This decision was reached based on a review of LMS adoption literature. The committee concluded that the most recent version of Moodle (3.5) should be compared against the other candidates. Canvas was chosen due to the high quality of reviews among peer and R1 institutions and that it is currently being used by Butler in the Executive Education program. Brightspace was chosen due to the high quality of reviews and its growing share in the marketplace. The results of the Moodle survey and three pilots will be used to decide the future direction of Butler's LMS.
Brightspace demonstrated their learning environment on March 19 and 20, and Canvas on March 22 and 23. A Moodle 3.5 demonstration will be scheduled after the new version is released in Summer 2018 (Butler is currently using version 3.1).