NC State was notified last week by rSmart that due to newly discovered technical architecture issues in Sakai OAE, they are withdrawing from our LMS Selection process, as in light of the newly found issues, they are no longer offering Sakai OAE to new customers.
As such, the LMS Selection process has been left with one finalist, Instructure Canvas.
NC State Faculty Caucus met last week and was given a series of options on how to proceed. They decided that, based on student & faculty Summer ALPHA tests and demo feedback to date, there has been an overwhelmingly positive responses to Canvas to date. As such, they recommended that the college pivot to simply go with Canvas. This has now been sent on to NCSC Administration.
As such, the DL department will go ahead with scheduled CANVAS week activities this week to introduce it to students, faculty & staff.
The planned Sakai OAE week activities next week and the October vote are now canceled.
Check for an upcoming post on revised Canvas week activities.