The Learning Technology Environment Renewal project is comprised of three major phases: 1) the needs assessment phase (July–December 2016), 2) the evaluation phase (January–March 2017), and 3) the implementation phase (July 2017–December 2018).

Summary of the Three Project Phases

During the needs assessment phase, faculty and student teams consulted with their peers to determine the pedagogical and functional requirements for supporting teaching and learning. These results informed the RFQ (Request For Qualifications) that was sent out in December 2016 and resulted in the selection of two vendors to participate in phase 2, the evaluation phase.

The evaluation phase included full-term pilot courses, sandbox courses and exploratory workshops, usability testing, and presentations from vendors at both the Okanagan and Vancouver campuses. Data obtained from the evaluation activities was used to help the evaluation committee determine that both vendors could respond with an RFP (Request for Proposal). In June 2017, UBC formally announced the selection of Canvas.

The final phase of the LTE Renewal projectthe implementation phaseis now underway. UBC faculties will be transitioning courses from Connect to Canvas between September 2017 and September 2018. The timing of each faculty’s implementation of Canvas will be based on custom schedules developed by each faculty. To learn more about Canvas and implementation of this new system, please visit UBC’s Canvas website.