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UW Adopts New Learning Management System
In Aug 2013, UW signed a 5-year contract with Canvas by Instructure for a new LMS, WyoCourses, for use with campus, online, and UWC courses. Adoption of the new LMS is already underway.
How was the LMS selected?
The university initiated an LMS review in July 2012. After conducting extensive research, the LMS review committee issued a request for proposals for a new LMS. Seven vendors responded. Multidisciplinary committees of faculty, administrators, and Information Technology personnel reviewed each product and selected four for on-site demonstrations. Faculty, staff, administrators, and students all tested the alternatives. Canvas by Instructure was the overwhelming choice. For more details about the selection process see LMS Review.
How will the LMS be implemented?
A small group of faculty is piloting WyoCourses in the fall with a broader adoption in the spring 2014 semester, and complete adoption by summer 2014. While WyoCourses is being introduced, eCollege/eCompanion will continue to be available (until summer 2014). Much of the course content on eCollege can be migrated to Canvas.
Training and development by UW instructional designers for all WyoCourses adopters will begin mid-semester. Full implementation will take place by summer 2014, when Canvas will become the sole LMS at UW, and all courses will be set up automatically with a Canvas course shell.
Pilot: Fall 2013 semester (has already begun and is closed to additional participants)
Training and support for Spring 2014: Mid-semester Fall 2013 (watch this page for more information)