At its June 2011 meeting, Senate approved the adoption of Moodle as the centrally-supported Learning Management System (LMS) to replace WebCT
Review of the various LMS on the market, faculty surveys, interviews with a number of Higher Education Institutions regarding their current LMS, and consultations with technical staff
From September 2012, the WebCT license will not be renewed and it will no longer be available for use by staff and students
In academic year 2011-12, teachers may choose to use WebCT or Moodle
WebCT migration to Moodle
From Aug. 29, 2011
Start of the parallel run of WebCT and Moodle for one year. WebCT courses will continue to be supported till August 29, 2012. Afterward (from August 30, 2012), only Moodle will be centrally supported by ITS.
Early adopters of Moodle can start creating new online courses Moodle from September, 2011.
Training of teaching support staff and teachers to use Moodle will start on September 1, 2011. See training schedule and registration details.
First semester, 2011-2012
Migration of first batch of WebCT courses to Moodle with priority for those courses to be offered in the second semester (Jan 2012). (Migration tools or services will be provided and ongoing training courses will be arranged.)
Second semester, 2011-2012
Migration of remaining WebCT courses to Moodle. (Migration tools or services will be provided and ongoing training courses will be arranged.)
Implementation of additional external functions to Moodle (e.g. Turnitin anti-plagarism tool) subject to the Steering Group's recommendations.
Jul. 1 - Aug. 29, 2012
Final check of any remaining WebCT courses that need to be migrated to Moodle.
Each Moodle course should be used for a year
After the academic year, students will not be able to access the course
Each Moodle course will be kept for ~3 years for teachers’ reference
One Moodle course per subclass
E.g. BUSI1001 has subclasses A and B
=> Create two Moodle courses
For better management of subclasses and integration with Student Information System (SIS)