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Future Learning Management System

Latest Project News

Sandbox Coming in October - The IT Division LMS team is currently working with Canvas and Brightspace in preparation for opening university sandbox environments in October. All faculty and staff will be able to explore each providers system and tools in temporary site environments. In-house user guides will be provided to help in accessing the most commonly used tools. Each participant will be surveyed at the end of the sandbox test to gather feedback that contributes to the evaluation process.  

LMS finalists Canvas and brightspace

Project Overview

TRACS is Texas State University's current Learning Management System, in service to faculty and students for more than 10 years.

In 2017, the university began researching whether it was time to enlist a new tool -- an effort to provide our faculty and students the best possible digital learning environment.

In 2018, potential solution providers were on campus for demonstrations. Based on input from faculty, students, and our advisory committee, two providers -- Brightspace and Canvas -- were selected for final evaluation.

Over the course of the next year, the university community will have opportunities to further evaluate these providers and participate in the evaluation process as we work to bring Texas State the top learning tool for the future.

If a new system is chosen, a transition would begin by spring 2020.

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