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Why is EKU conducting an LMS (Learning Management System) Review? 

The University's current contract with Blackboard is set to expire within the next two years.  We want to examine Blackboard’s new and upcoming products as well as products from other competitors in order to select the best possible LMS for our faculty and students.  We want this to be a faculty-driven decision with additional input from eCampus and EKU IT staff.  We will be conducting focus groups, product demos, sandbox tests, and live pilots of several competing LMS products in order to ensure the best product is choosen for the people who make the most use of it:  our faculty and students.

Who is leading the review process? 

A cross-divisional team composed of IT representatives, faculty, Instructional Development Center and eCampus leadership have been appointed and charged to lead and manage the review process.

The team members are:

  • Dr. Brooke Bentley, Associate Professor Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing
  • Dr. Steve Dwinnells, Instructional Development Center
  • Betina Gardner, IT and the Libraries 
  • Dr. Jeffery Kilgore, Applied Engineering and Technology 
  • Dr. Gene Kleppinger, IT  
  • Jean Marlow, IT 
  • Tim Matthews, eCampus
  • Dr. Shirley O’Brien, Occupational Therapy  
  • Jonathan Sikora, IT 
  • Dr. Matthew Winslow, Psychology
  • Dr. Troy Rawlins – College of Justice & Safety

When will a decision be reached?

The review process should be completed within the calendar year, 2016.   Course sites in Blackboard will continue to be available throughout the decision and implementation phases, regardless of the final decision.

See the Timeline for more details, which will be updated throughout the process.

Contact Information

LMS Review Committee

Published on May 13, 2010

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