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October 06, 2021

Hello St. Lawrence,

The formal Request For Proposal (RFP) was distributed to our two recommended vendors yesterday!  I am so excited to share this with you all!

  • Campus presentations are scheduled
    • Tuesday, October 12th 1pm-2:30pm w/Canvas
      • Zoom [link communicated to Facstaff list]
    • Wednesday, October 13th 12:30pm to 2pm w/D2L
      • Zoom [link communicated to Facstaff list]
  • Presentation outlines have been shared with the vendors
    • The vendors will present on the same material
      • This allows for an apples to apples comparison
      • This part should last 60 minutes
    • The final 30 minutes will be Q&A
    • Presentations will be recorded (so tough to schedule available times)
      • Recordings will be made available in the Sakai Teaching On-Line site
  • Survey
    • Following the presentations a survey will be distributed for feedback, please take a moment to share your thoughts

If you are just tuning in or if you have more questions about the process -- why we are moving off Sakai or just what the heck is going on – visit the LMS transition page where all those questions are addressed.   

This is exciting and stressful all at the same time, however I am grateful for the work of last year’s tripartite committees -- Educational Technology (ETC) and Faculty Development (FDC) -- for getting the university down to two vendors to select from.  AND, kudos to the current ETC/FDC and selection subcommittee for the important work you will be doing to help St. Lawrence make a LMS selection over the next 8 weeks.

Smiles and laughter,


René M. Thatcher
Executive Director of Services and Outreach
Information Technology
St. Lawrence University
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