After a very deliberate analysis, Troy University has chosen Instructure Canvas as our new learning management system (LMS).We anticipate initial use of Canvas in some courses in Term 5, 2017, and in all courses for the Term 1, 2017. The new LMS will be available for faculty training and course migration in early March.
The decision to move to Canvas was based on the recommendation of the LMS Review Committee that consisted of faculty from each college, IT, and staff who work closely with the current Blackboard system. The committee spent the last seven months participating in extensive research and review of a number of LMS platforms, testing and evaluating features and functionality within the Canvas sandbox, and discussing the significant changes necessary for a successful migration to a new LMS. Committee members were most impressed with Canvas because of its ease of use, intuitive design, modern interface and enhanced communication tools, which will provide an engaging and meaningful learning experience for students.
A proctored exam is something you should consider from the moment you receive the faculty availability letter. In this letter, each instructor is asked if they are available to teach and if they will require a proctored exam. Your response to the availability letter will play an important role in helping the TROY Online testing staff coordinate proctored exams for that term. If you are not sure whether or not your course requires a proctored exam, contact the Chair of your department.