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New LMS project team's benchmarking initiative yields valuable insights!

The project team conducted benchmarking visits to several universities in South Africa, including the University of Pretoria, Wits University, University of Cape Town, and the University of Johannesburg. Accompanied by NWU officials, they aimed to understand the transition experiences of these universities to new Learning Management System (LMS) platforms—specifically chosen based on their agreements with the NWU's shortlisted vendors. The visits focused on transition processes, implementation lessons, support received, adoption enhancement, system integration, and best practices. These engagements fostered relationships and commitment to collaboration. The project team extends gratitude to the visited institutions for sharing insights, which will enhance project success.

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Next POC underway: Brightspace

07:45 AM | Monday, 13 May 2024

Canvas concluded its POC last week and today sees the commencement of the Brightspace POC. Our New LMS project workgroups will have an opportunity, over the next two weeks, to navigate and test the Brightspace LMS environment. Remember that the entire POC process with the three different vendors is a phased approach and each vendor will have an opportunity to provide training to the workgroups on the use of their respective solutions, over a two-week period. The New LMS project team would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to our NWU stakeholders, who form part of the workgroups, for their continued support and efforts in testing the various platforms.

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POC Kick-off: Canvas

14:30 PM | Monday, 29 April 2024

The New LMS project moved into an exciting phase this morning, being the Proof of Concept (POC) which will entail, over the next few weeks, the testing of LMS solutions of the three solutions being Blackboard, Brightspace and Canvas. The POC phased kicked-off with Canvas, who will provide training and support until the 10th of May 2024, to the New LMS project workgroups, testing the various functionalities of the system. Since a phased approach is being adopted for the POC process, the other vendors will have an opportunity thereafter to proceed with their respective training and support, in blocks of two weeks each. It is anticipated that the POC process with the three vendors, will conclude mid-July 2024.



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