Introducing a New Paradigm for Evaluating and Selecting an LMS

Tuesday, February 10 | 4:15PM–5:00PM | California B, Second Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
Is your institution currently evaluating its learning management system, or planning to evaluate it in the next 12 to 24 months? If so, this session is for you! We'll share best practices and explore modern decision matrices that expand on conventional models (e.g., RFPs and feature/function rubrics) and introduce a more holistic, campus-wide perspective to the value the LMS can bring. We'll explore why key campus constituents outside academic technology should have a say in your institution's next LMS, including institutional research, advising, first-year programs, and beyond. We'll demonstrate why moving from a feature/function focus to a campus engagement model increases LMS adoption and drives student success. We'll conclude the session by providing a brief demonstration of the Schoology Digital Learning Ecosystem platform and how it aligns to the new models shared in the session.

OUTCOMES: Receive a modern blueprint for evaluating and selecting a LMS * Understand the differences between a conventional LMS and the more modern Digital Learning Ecosystem model * Understand how the Schoology LMS platform aligns to the needs of today's students and a campus-wide engagement model


  • Robert Tousignant