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BYU-Idaho is under constant pressure to grow and adapt to new technologies. In the spirit of constant improvement, four Learning Management Systems (LMS) were reviewed at the beginning of the Fall 2013 Semester: Agilix's BrainHoney, Instructure's Canvas, Moodlerooms, and Desire2Learn.
More than 2,000 man-hours went into this analysis
to ensure that the best decision would be made. A series of RFP reviews were submitted by the different departments across campus reviewing each vendor's response to over 1,000 requirements. The University has made a sizeable investment just in the time of those who were involved in the analysis process.
This was a very significant analysis that took place. All of the vendors presented both formal and informal discussions which lasted about ten hours each. Those in attendance were asked to fill out evaluation forms rating each LMS on a plethora of categories. In addition to the evaluation process, focus groups and surveys for students were conducted to determine their satisfaction with BrainHoney.
As of yet, an official decision has not been released based on the analysis, but it is clear that much is in store for the future use of web-based tools at BYU-Idaho.