L21 Vendor Demo Survey Feedback

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L21 Vendor Demo Survey Feedback







Note:


Same responses are listed once with number of submissions in parentheses.


What is your overall impression of the LMS?

Blackboard Learn

(n=21)



G
reat improvement


(4), addresses frustrations with current
version
.



More intuitive



More robust,
a lot of functionalities if faculty tak
e the time

to learn and invest; upgrades look
good;

extremely broad functions
.



Less clunky



Getting

better, will work for Geisel.



Cumbersome and not a big improvement over current
version
.



Really like
new features, especially mobile;

if we aggressively promote mobile it would be good
to tweak the authentication process.



Going in the right direction.

Things are solid.
Generally good. Very capable and has many
options I never knew
existed.



P
lethora of tools available
,

but the interface is not user friendly.



Has

all the features
,

but not well int
egrated into our faculty day
-
to
-
day.




Seemed a little clunky



Presenter was too amped up.
P
resentation was slightly

disorganized
,
not Dart
mouth
-
s
pecific.


Canvas

by Instructure

(n=26)



Awesome product, looks impressive, fresh look, great
, very positive



User friendly (5), easy to use, seamless and simple



P
owerful set of features, by far the be
st presentation of the three, not corporate




Good

product, lacking some features



Open and accessible,

collaborative



Great UI,
seamless,
navigation clean and simple
, good structure, ve
ry well organized
, well laid
out and features very usable, modern and well designed



Professional layout and design



V
ery robust and complete LMS, but there will be a fairly steep learning curve for faculty.



Very nice organization and interface for laptop, not so much for iPad.



L
ots of flexibility

(3)



Very impressed;

this is what t
he LMS of 2013 should look like;

desi
gn is well thought out and the
features very usable.



Good, looks like it would do what I need
. Really like it


my favorite
.



Responsive to input and feedback
.



Fresh, new approach, students already using similar
interfaces and can be "at home."



New and s
hining



Best presentation of product capabili
ties, nice features



HTML
(inline) editor

(2), gradebook

(2)



N
ot sure if I could map

Bb into it;

seems like

there are similar feature sets
.



Makes it easy to create their course, a lot is automate
d, drag and drop,

responding to work


vi
a rubric, video, inline editing


2



Overall impression

(continued)


Desire2Learn

(n=14)



Clean (3), intuitive interface (4)



Pos
itive, different, interesting, nice



Like i
t, forward thinking, innovative



Good organization of product
,
well thought out



Easy to use, more user friendly



Seems like an effective product for helping instructors build a learning experience, but there
seems to be many features /functionality that are in progress still.



C
alendar and rubric

seem better to use and
look at
.



Portfolio (3),
students
have control, can share



Not very impressed, design isn't great



Not that different from Blackboard (3), not many new/useful features that set it apart





3


In your view, what are the strengths of the LMS? Which attributes
or features stand out?

Blackboard

Learn

Product



Familiarity

(3)
.
The benefit of longev
ity and a proven track record, know the
product

and
interface
.
W
e understand it fairly well, no big cost in time staying with Bb. Mature product.



Feature
-
rich, too
ls (8)
, variety, choices



Considerable improvement over current
version;

very impressed with capabilities, better if
Dartmouth adopted a cloud instance.

Interface/Navigation




Adaptive release screens and interfaces have not changed
, many clicks are not
different
.



Organization of home page is m
ore flexible (2), access to content
.




Interface is reasonab
ly flexible for presenting information in different ways an
d can be modified
by students
.

Content



Being able to edi
t content without downloading



Import/expo
rt features



Ability to

view past versions of content

(2)



Math editor



Video embedding,
YouTube




Content management (3)



File sharing

(2)


Calendar (3)



Export to students' personal calendars

Grading




Ability to att
ach and measure learning goals



Better gr
ading system (2)

Collaboration



S
ocial media integration



Community features



New Facebook
-
like interface

Has mobile apps and interfaces

(2)

My Bb



I
nterface



I
mpressive

Other



Free alumni accounts



Faculty h
elp site, webinars, tutorials



Ties to publishers



Seem
motiva
ted to respond to weak points





4


Strengths

(
continued
)


Canvas

by Instructure

Product



Platform (3), c
ontinuous updates



F
ocus on mapping business requirements to the solution, on the roles of the users



Really focusing on features that matter


that
people really use



Spectrum of functionality, feature rich

Interface


(4)



Design (3)

well thought out
, makes sense, clean, not cluttered



Usable (3)




Agile,
customizable (2)
,
i
ncredible features


Navigation



Drag and drop files (6)



Hyperlinks in syllabus (
2)



Built in view without leaving home page



Clean and simple



T
o do list


don't need to drill down to get info

Content



Media integration

(3)
, video
,
access to lots of media from editor,
YouTube



MS
docs
integration

and inline annotation (4)



Content import
(2)
, batch upload and downloads
,

flexi
ble import from other systems



Tex
t editor s
upports LaTeX and wysiwyg math
, language platform


Interoperability



Worki
ng toward Office365 integration



No support for lock
-
down browser, but
does

integrate with Respondus
,

if student has it.



Supports LTI
, w
ell known APIs
, Googledocs,
BigBlueButton videoconferencing
, Banner

Calendar



Auto update (4) on syllabus, assignment changes, populates iCal or Outlook (2)



Auto
-
adjust dates term (4) helpful to faculty



Supports groups (
2)



Easy
to link assignments in the syllabus



Positive (5) dynamic, looks great

Grading



SpeedGrader
(3)

looks great,

dynamic , i
Pad version



Inline annotation/commenting on submitted assignments

(2)



Tab and

arrow keys work in gradebook



Log of changes to gra
de book



e
xcellent

Collaboration



T
ools




D
iscussions via email

(2
)
, c
an respond outside LMS, don't need to log in



G
roup
s (2)

spaces
, support



Peer review
of assignments managed easily

Mobile
(2)



N
ice interface



5


Strengths


(
continued
)


Analytics

(2)



Use
analysis



Used to provide feedback on how the system is being used across institutions

Other



Handles sections



Notifications

(2)




Save as you go



Text block question in quizzes



Rubric features and editor



Online conference



Desire2Learn

Interface



Students
have the ability to shape their space



Course Builder



Tools look good, far superior to Bb

Navigation



Easier for faculty to navigate



Drag and drop (2), linked for ease of use

Content



View an
d edit Office docs in browser



Video note (3)
an
d insert stuff almost

anywhere



C
ompreh
ensive content delivery options



Unicode, Math ML and LaTeX




Export items in a format that can be opened without D2L

Grading



Highly flexible grading abilities
, tools



Progress reporting (2) useful, extensive and easy to use



Less clunky



Able
to annotate



Grade mechanism set up so students can better understand where they went wrong



Compatibility with Excel



Options for summaries for class or students

Collaboration



Flexible discussion board



Supports TA and co
-
instructor collaboration



Supports
student groups



Online chat for office hours




6


Strengths
, continued


Mobile



Mobile app for content annotation, grading



Positive, good presence



Native apps (2), appropriate use



Good for DMS

Portfolio



Robust, a plus, feature rich



persists after graduation
(2)



Can control who sees it

Calendar



Agenda view



ICS integration



Strong tie to calendar

Other



B
rowser lockdown

(2)



Advising feature



R
elease conditions

(2)






7


Please tell us about any weaknesses that you observed in the LMS

Blackboard

Learn

Complexity



Too many

features




A lot of what people find
"missing" is actually there, just don't know it or where they are in SPs
that have
n't

been implemented.



Extremely broad functions



Strength (many features and options) is also a problem because ther
e are too
many choices
when try
ing to design a site.



Lack the expertise to know the subtl
eties, e.g. blog, wiki, journal




Company is focused on features and not as much on production support and coming up with
solutions to integrate client workflow.

Interface



H
ome page still looks like old Bb and students may roll their eyes at "change" if faculty doesn't
use it any differently
.



Navigation is stil
l improbable, not always clear




Drag and drop still not fully implemented



Not intuitive an
d features are hard to set
up



Clunky interface, slow response times


can take forever to try to figure out how

to do
something



Even the people d
emoing Bb have problems with it




Nobody likes Bb

Calendar



Calendaring

only for assignments



No d
ates on non
-
gr
aded tasks, e.g. readings

Content



Tagging by topic



Searchable by student

Other



Would like a subscribe option for

blogs, wikis, journal postings



Goals and objectives must

be imported by administrators







8


Weaknesses

(continued)


Canvas by Instructure

Interface



Overall course
structure is fixed so this will require rethinking from Bb options



Home page seems cluttered though this is customizable



Visual organization of pages isn't great, cluttered

Mobile



iPad can't be used to author content or build sites, mostly used for reading

content, grading
student work, or participating in discussions, lacks offline storage



Android app is very new and much more limited but they are working toward mobile parity



Can't annotate assignments on mobile



Seems weak, main app not mobile friendly




Functionality on IOS
seems good, but can be improved

Blog



Outside

(2)
, seems
messy, too clunky to be useful or worth getting over the barriers for short
courses.




N
ot integrated for grading but seems to have good workaround


Collaboration



Discussion board

(2),
might not be used the way we commonly use it



P
lug ins, Google
D
ocs for collaboration



No chat functions yet
(2)
;

students want that feedback



U
nsure how easy it would be to share content across courses,
by department

Interoperability



Integration with 3
60



Do
esn't support SCORM standard



N
ot as useful with external pr
ograms like Adobe Captivate


Other



Browser lockdown not native (3)



Who's online



Aspects of adaptive release on assignments are very clumsy if concept
-
to
-
concept mastery is
desired.




N
o free
retention of alumni content



We will need to work to make the change and work around the "missing" features.



More information about portfolio
needed
(3)





9


Weaknesses

(continued)


Desire2Learn

Overall



Lack of anything very inspiring



Lacks depth of BB



Many options; may take a while to

complete a task



Do not see any features that would make me want to switch from BB; invested great deal of
learning time, perhaps could be
convinced after playing with it



Real benefits to students, but not sufficiently diff
erent from BB to warrant a
change



Recent 3
-
day outage?

Collaboration



Blog seemed clunky and complicated.



Lacks feature of collaborating across all schools.



No built in wiki tool

Other



2GB
storage allotment
may be too small for portfolio



Adopting D2L will require a
significant training investment





Note: Presentation dates

Blackboard Learn

1/29/2013

Desire2Learn


2/4/2015

Canvas by Instructure

2/5/2013