FAQs

What is the LMS Study Initiative?

The Learning Management System (LMS) Study is a university-wide initiative aimed towards measuring the efficacy of and satisfaction with Pepperdine's LMS, Courses.

Why is this LMS study happening?

Pepperdine recognizes how learning needs and available technologies continue to evolve. In collaboration with all five Pepperdine schools, the Technology & Learning team regularly seeks feedback from students and faculty on their user experiences to inform data-based decision making.

Does this initiative mean that Pepperdine is, or will be, moving to a different LMS?

No. First and foremost, this is an investigative mission. The university seeks to gather feedback on the LMS through surveys, focus groups, and town halls.

After this first stage is completed, an assessment of other available tools in the market will be conducted. A select number of vendors will be invited to demonstrate their product to the Pepperdine community through the Educational Technology User Group (ETUG) meetings.

Based upon this review, a limited number of programs will be invited to pilot the alternative LMS. Feedback on both platforms will then be compared and used to assist in determining Pepperdine's direction forward.

What if I have a question that is not listed here?

Feel free to email us at techlearn@pepperdine.edu. Please allow 24 – 48 business hours for us to respond to your query.