…no boss, no support, no time…but we have a Canvas T-shirt!

A University of Mary Washington Success Story

Lisa Ames
LMS Administrator E-Learning Specialist lames@umw.edu

Pam Lowery
Director of Training plowery@umw.edu

InstructureCon 2011
“our goal is to make this not the standard anymore”
Bracken @ Instructure

UMW
Case Study

4 months!

We are…
Located in Fredericksburg, VA College of Arts & Sciences Fredericksburg Campus

College of Business & College of Education Stafford Campus

Dahlgren Education & Research Center

LMS History
• Blackboard in a Box > Blackboard version 8, hosted

• Adopted Instructure Canvas April 2011
• Migrated approximately 2500 courses • Currently 4100+ courses and 5600+ users • SIS: Banner • Run enrollments 2x daily

Choosing the Next LMS Platform

Instructure awarded LMS contract

Planning - 8 months

Implementation – 4 months

Phase 1: Review & Selection Process

• LMS Review Committee formed (15) • RFI released & Community Survey • RFP released (30 days) • 4 vendors selected to demo, requirements • Community Feedback

Phase 2: Implementation Process
• LMS Review Committee

makes recommendation: Intent to Award issued March 10, 2011

• Installation, testing and technical training begins April 2011 • UMW Community Involvement • train-the-trainer (DL, DTLT) • Faculty Pilot Testers (11, 6 weeks) • Students

• Faculty & Staff Training

• Getting to Know UMW's

New LMS • Canvas: Basic Course Design • Canvas: Advanced Course Design • Canvas' SpeedGrader

• April 2011: 1

– 2 per week • Week of August 8 & 15: 6 per week

400
350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0
Canvas: Canvas: Basic Advanced Course Design Course Design Canvas: Getting to Know UMW's New LMS Canvas' SpeedGrader Grand Total

Cancelled No Yes

Phase 3: Go Live
• Target: July 28, 2011

• Fall semester begins August 30

…bump, bump, bump

How are we doing?
Report for Fall 2011 (14 wk, 1st 8 wks)

What does it mean?

Increase in LMS Use Increase in LMS Use for
Communication & Collaboration

 Blackboard: 50% > Canvas: 96%  Blackboard: 55% > Canvas: 82%

What have we discovered?
• Integration: • Rethink our Banner data fields to allow for cross-listed and combined courses • Investigate enrollment data issue (currently 2x daily)

Best Practices
• Use a Test Environment! • Communicate consistently

Next Steps
• Training: • Effective instructional design • Best Practices for F2F, Blended & Online Learning • SMM - Social Media Mania • MSM - Media Sensory Madness • MMS - Mobile Me Soon

Current Projects
• Academia • College of Education – Universal Learning Outcomes & Rubrics • Online Writing Center – virtual conferencing • Student Pilot Testers – USE-Ability Course
• Testing the LMS (sight, sound, + learning disabilities)

• VPAT, Gold certification NFB, W3c’s WAIWCAg 2.0AA, Section 508

Resources
• UMW • Implementation Plan http://lms.umwblogs.org • Training:
• Canvas@UMW http://technology.umw.edu/canvas • YouTube Training Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/umwittraining

• Teaching & Learning • DTLT: Canvas http://academics.umw.edu/dtlt/category/canvas/

• Instructure • Bracken’s Desire 2 Migrate Angels & Blackboards
http://www.youtube.com/user/CanvasLMS#grid/user/A531C177E0A26509

• VPAT http://www.instructure.com/canvas_vpat • NFB-NVA Certification http://www.instructure.com/news-releases/nfb-

granted-canvas-certification/

Questions?
Thank you!
Lisa Ames lames@umw.edu

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