Faculty Senate

Eastern’s Faculty Senate wanted to know more about what is going on.  So, John Henderson, Julie Lockett, Newton Key, and I went to their regular meeting on Tuesday, September 27.  Mr. Henderson provided the general update and each of the rest of us assisted in answering questions.  Of course, there is a newspaper article about it.  Here’s the link.

Here, again, is the list of possible contenders, in alpha order, that I am aware of (if I’ve missed something, please share!):

Agilix BrainHoney: http://blog.brainhoney.com/free-account/

Blackboard Learn 9.1:  http://www.coursesites.com/

Desire2Learn:  http://www.desire2learn.com/demos/

Edvance360:  http://edvance360.com/solutions/colleges/

Epsilen:  http://www.epsilen.com/LandingSite/index.aspx

Instructure Canvas:  https://canvas.instructure.com/

Jenzabar:  https://www.myjenzabar.net/ics

LoudCloud: http://www.loudcloudsystems.com/meet-loudcloud/request-demo.html

Moodle:  http://demo.moodle.net/

Pearson learningstudio: http://www.pearsoncustom.com/pearson-learning-studio/requestdemo.php

rSmart Sakai:  http://mysakai.rsmart.com/

And here is the link to the RFP:

https://www.procure.stateuniv.state.il.us/dsp_notice.cfm?Uni=EIU&PN=CD2012LMS

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Commencement

As in a beginning, finally.  For anyone out there who may be interested, the RFP for the next EIU Learning Management System has been posted here (https://www.procure.stateuniv.state.il.us/dsp_notice.cfm?Uni=EIU&PN=CD2012LMS).  Responses are due in by October 18th.  Check it out for the details.  There are, of course, way too many to list here.

Happy Monday everyone, from cloudy, dreary east central Illinois.

Recently noticed

And another late add…   but it was mentioned on e-Literate

LoudCloud Systems LoudCloud: http://www.loudcloudsystems.com/meet-loudcloud/request-demo.html

Some LMS offerings, in alpha order…

Agilix BrainHoney: http://blog.brainhoney.com/free-account/

Blackboard Learn 9.1:  http://www.coursesites.com/

Desire2Learn:  http://www.desire2learn.com/demos/

Epsilen — http://www.epsilen.com/LandingSite/index.aspx

Instructure Canvas:  https://canvas.instructure.com/

Jenzabar:  https://www.myjenzabar.net/ics

Moodle:  http://demo.moodle.net/

Pearson learningstudio: http://www.pearsoncustom.com/pearson-learning-studio/requestdemo.php

rSmart Sakai:  http://mysakai.rsmart.com/

Another addition to the LMS list…

And another one thanks to Laura Gekeler:

Edvance360:  http://www.edvance360.com/

Previous list, in alpha order…

Agilix BrainHoney: http://blog.brainhoney.com/free-account/

Blackboard Learn 9.1:  http://www.coursesites.com/

Desire2Learn:  http://www.desire2learn.com/demos/

Epsilen — http://www.epsilen.com/LandingSite/index.aspx

Instructure Canvas:  https://canvas.instructure.com/

Jenzabar:  https://www.myjenzabar.net/ics

Moodle:  http://demo.moodle.net/

Pearson learningstudio: http://www.pearsoncustom.com/pearson-learning-studio/requestdemo.php

rSmart Sakai:  http://mysakai.rsmart.com/

 

One more time… LMS

Some LMS offerings, in alpha order…

Agilix BrainHoney: http://blog.brainhoney.com/free-account/

Blackboard Learn 9.1:  http://www.coursesites.com/

Desire2Learn:  http://www.desire2learn.com/demos/

Epsilen — http://www.epsilen.com/LandingSite/index.aspx

Instructure Canvas:  https://canvas.instructure.com/

Jenzabar:  https://www.myjenzabar.net/ics

Moodle:  http://demo.moodle.net/

Pearson learningstudio: http://www.pearsoncustom.com/pearson-learning-studio/requestdemo.php

rSmart Sakai:  http://mysakai.rsmart.com/

Updating LMS options

I posted on April 20 some links for LMS options that I have become aware of as we are researching our options for replacing Bb CE8 by its end of life.  This week I happened across another one I had never heard of —

Epsilen — http://www.epsilen.com/LandingSite/index.aspx

Here are the ones from before (in no particular order):

Blackboard Learn 9.1:  http://www.coursesites.com/

Instructure Canvas:  https://canvas.instructure.com/

rSmart Sakai:  http://mysakai.rsmart.com/

Moodle:  http://demo.moodle.net/

Agilix BrainHoney: http://blog.brainhoney.com/free-account/

Desire2Learn:  http://www.desire2learn.com/demos/

Pearson learningstudio (formerly eCollege and Fronter): http://www.pearsoncustom.com/pearson-learning-studio/requestdemo.php

What are some of the alternatives for LMS moving forward?

Here are some sandboxes (playgrounds, sample sites, build your own class for free) to check out, in no particular order…

Blackboard Learn 9.1:  http://www.coursesites.com/

Instructure Canvas:  https://canvas.instructure.com/

rSmart Sakai:  http://mysakai.rsmart.com/

Moodle:  http://demo.moodle.net/

Agilix BrainHoney: http://blog.brainhoney.com/free-account/

Online Demos:

Desire2Learn:  http://www.desire2learn.com/demos/

Pearson learningstudio (formerly eCollege and Fronter): http://www.pearsoncustom.com/pearson-learning-studio/requestdemo.php

Feel free to leave any other options in the comments and I’ll add them.