Selecting a Learning Management System

(Retired) | Last updated August 16, 2013

Selecting a Learning Management System

(Retired) | Last updated August 16, 2013

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Selecting a learning management system (LMS) is a complex endeavor that requires spending hundreds of hours vetting different options; balancing the competing needs of faculty, students, and administrators; and making a multi-year commitment.

Join us online as our instructor walks you through the crucial steps for selecting an LMS on your campus. Having recently selected a new solution for his own campus, Tom Cavanagh will share a collaborative process for vetting, evaluating, and selecting the right LMS for your institution. You will leave this webcast with proven approaches and key considerations to effectively guide your selection.

While this program will help you better understand the process for selecting an LMS, it is not intended to help you evaluate your current system or explore features within specific platforms.

Who should attend?

Instructional/Information technologists, LMS administrators, and academic technology services administrators who want to improve their institution’s ability to effectively select an appropriate LMS platform will benefit from attending this webcast. A number of people will be involved in decisions surrounding selection of a new solution on your campus; we encourage you to bring your team together to participate in this webcast.


  • Identifying What’s Important to You
    • Institutional needs
    • Pricing models—value over price
    • Open source vs. commercial (proprietary)
  • Exploring Your Options
    • Conduct demos
    • Accessibility and security
    • Pilot test
  • Determining the Best Fit
    • Constructing “tiger teams”
    • Cost parameters vs. value
    • Third-Party tools integration – extensibility
    • Support and training
  • Making the Decision
    • Faculty involvement
    • Considerations for integrating with your student information system
  • Next Steps and Takeaways

Why is this event retired?

At AI we want to always ensure that the best and most current trainings are available to members, and we regularly review our trainings to ensure that is the case.