David Ernst, Academic and Information Technology Director for CEHD sent out this email last week to the academic community requesting feedback on course management systems at the U. I know many faculty have had experiences with both systems (WebVista and Moodle) and have opinions- positive and negative- that would be helpful to the university as they evaluate these systems and make recommendations for future systems. Please view the email below with links to more information and a survey to provide your own feedback!
Original Message Sent Via Email 8/26/09
The University's Office of Information Technology is in the process of collecting feedback on the use of course management systems (e.g., WebVista, Moodle) in order to help guide decisions about the future of course management systems at the University of Minnesota. Please see below for OIT's invitation to learn and give feedback about course management system usage:
The Office of Information Technology has created a survey and
information site as part of a broader effort to engage University of
Minnesota students, faculty, and staff in an exploration of our future
use of Course Management Systems (CMS).
This site brings together information about current CMS use and
compares features between WebVista and Moodle. We hope this data will
help facilitate a system-wide dialogue about future CMS options.
After reviewing the CMS information site, found at:
we invite you to discuss this topic with your colleagues, and then
share your thoughts about future CMS use by completing a short survey
that can be accessed from the CMS Information site, or by going
directly to the survey at: