There have been three top vendors chosen and one of the following will be replacing ANGEL. They are: Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Instructure (Canvas).
Within a week or so, each of the vendors will be required to provide sandboxes for our use in testing their product. Testing will be conducted by faculty, eLearning Admins and some students. This will last about 4 weeks to allow enough time for the State Board to review all of the rubrics submitted. Once the sandboxes are set up and accounts are created, we can begin testing.
By the end of March the State Board will be announcing the vendor of choice and begin negotiating a contract with them.
On July 1, 2012, the contract will be in place for the new vendor. This does not mean that we will be moving to a new Learning Management system at that time. We will probably be looking at Summer 2013 as our migration time, but have not set anything in stone at this time.
Stay tuned for more information regarding the new LMS.