LMS Pilot Demos

LMS Demo – #UseItOU or #LoseItOU

Chris Kobza

As you may know, we are now in the second half of our Spring 2014 LMS Pilot project, where competing learning management systems are being put to the test (read more here).  While these tools are currently being evaluated in 71 course sections across campus, only 2200 students currently have hands on access.  We want to hear from all of you!

Starting this week (4/3), we will have walk-up demonstrations of both the Canvas and D2L learning environments available at the following locations:

  • OneU Store in the OMU
  • Physical Sciences Computer Lab
  • Couch Tower Computer Lab 

You will have access to a demo course where you are enrolled under a generic student account.  You are encouraged to do a variety of things, such as post to discussion boards, browse course content, take quizzes, and view your grades.  When you are done, we ask that you share your feedback with us through Twitter.

Tweet #useitOU or #loseitOU – make sure to let us know which system you tried! For example tweet: Tried Canvas in the Couch Comp Lab & it was great! #useitou or Just tested out D2L+ & I love it! #useitou.

You can also email us feedback at academictech [@] ou.edu.

We appreciate your input!

Chris Kobza
Chris Kobza

Chris Kobza came to OU in 2000 to pursue a degree in Computer Engineering. He tried for years to land a student job with IT, and once he finally did, liked it enough to stick around after graduation. While pursuing an MBA, Chris worked in several different areas of the organization, and even married a former colleague! He is now responsible for ensuring that the technologies in our campus learning spaces contribute to the best possible learning environment for our students. If you can’t find Chris on campus, it’s safe to assume he’s somewhere that is either full of water, blanketed in manicured grass, or covered by rocky mountains.

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  1. Chris, is there some way students can participate without doing the walk-up? And is there a feedback option for students who don’t use Twitter? (I know some of my students use Twitter, but quite a few don’t.)
    Also, is there an option for faculty who want to take a look? I’m very familiar with Canvas (love it), but don’t know anything about the new D2L and am not sure what additional products are included.
    I definitely want to include this in my class announcements but am hoping for more info for students. Thanks!

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