LMS Evaluation Report

LMS Evaluation Project Background

An initiative to evaluate various Learning Management Systems (LMS) was completed in the 2011-2012 academic year by the LMS Evaluation Committee. Below you will find information on the background and objectives of the initiative.

Because the LMS market and its products had changed significantly since Rider first adopted Blackboard in the late 1990s, we engaged in a comprehensive evaluation of our options so we could choose the system that best matches Rider’s mission and needs. Consequently, the University constituted an LMS Evaluation Committee.

The overall objective of the LMS evaluation committee was to research, evaluate, and make final recommendations of a LMS solution that best serves Rider University presently as well as going forward. A recommendation was made at the end of the 2011-2012 academic year. The committee included representatives from faculty in each college, TLC, and OIT, and an outside consultant. The committee engaged in a two-phase evaluation process. In the first phase, committee members evaluated several LMS to narrow down the options. In phase two, the Rider community was invited to participate in various open forums, interact with the finalists and select a winner.  The results and recommendations resulting from the evaluation phases can be found in the Final Report Summary.

Summary of Final Report

The LMS Evaluation Committee