Future Learning Management System
The Sandboxes are Open!
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On Monday, Oct. 15 the test environments for Brightspace and Canvas opened for all Bobcats to go in and test the potential replacements for TRACS.
The test environments, or "sandboxes" as we call them, allow everyone to play with the available tools to see what works well and what best fits university and faculty needs.
Those of you who use the sandbox will be asked to fill out surveys about your experiences to help us weigh the pros and cons of both systems.
Faculty Open Labs
The LMS Advisory Committee is planning open labs at both the San Marcos and Round Rock campuses for faculty members who want to work through the tools collaboratively and share in an open forum.
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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