Cuyahoga Community College’s 2021 Transformation Plan positions the College for a successful future in the area of innovation, teaching, and learning. In alignment with the Transformation Plan’s goal to “leverage people and technology to improve course delivery, enhance our virtual infrastructure and improve support for students and faculty”, Tri-C is embarking on a learning management systems (LMS) review project. The LMS review project aims to find the best technology solution to connect students, faculty, and content as it becomes more important to integrate modern teaching technology. The overall project goal is for the Online Learning and Academic Technology (OLAT) team to collaborate with a cross-functional faculty, staff, student, and administrative team to research, test, select, and implement an LMS for Tri-C by Summer 2025.
The College is currently using Blackboard Learn as the LMS. In order to give students and faculty the best teaching and learning options, it is customary for a college to review new LMS systems in order to stay current with the most recent technology. Therefore, during the next several semesters (starting with the Summer 2022 term), selected instructors will be teaching courses in three different LMS’s, Blackboard Learn Ultra, D2L Brightspace, and Instructure Canvas. At the end of this process, Tri-C will adopt a new LMS.