Most instructors have been using the current learning management system (LMS), known as Chalk, for content delivery, grades, assessments, communication, and collaboration in their courses. However, the academic use of technology has changed over time, and a modern LMS is expected to support more, and increasingly complex, activities in a user-friendly environment. Additionally, the system that powers Chalk will undergo significant changes over the next two years and the impact would be similar to changing systems completely.
In light of these circumstances, the Board of Computing Activities and Services (BCAS) has brought together an LMS Review Faculty Committee to recommend a direction for the next LMS for the campus. The Committee is evaluating current and pilot systems according to how well they satisfy faculty requirements, as well as the results of user tests, surveys, and technical reviews. Its recommendation will be presented to the BCAS for review.