LMS Study Timeline

Fall 2018 – Spring 2019
  • Developed faculty and student surveys on current learning management system (LMS) satisfaction and innovation for the future
  • Obtained feedback on surveys from Faculty Steering Committee and Education Training Branch Colleagues
  • Completed IRB application and received IRB approval for the study
  • Distributed faculty and student surveys
  • Determined criteria for reviewing/comparing LMS platforms to current solution
Spring 2019 – Summer 2019
  • Developed and implemented new improvements to Courses
  • Selected vendors presented at ETUG meetings and gathered feedback (June 14 & July 12, 2019)
  • Shared survey results with Faculty Steering Committee and Leadership Council
  • Upgraded to latest version of Courses (August 13, 2019)
Fall 2019 – Spring 2020
  • Conducted student focus groups
  • Started but closed faculty focus groups due to COVID-19
  • Closed LMS Study ahead of schedule
Summer 2020
  • Due to COVID-19 and favorable initial community feedback, Pepperdine University will remain on Courses (powered by Sakai).
Spring 2021-Summer 2021
  • After the impact of COVID-19 is behind us, the research team will complete data coding and analysis.  A final summary of findings will be shared with the community on the website.