Project Overview

Project Overview

The Academic Technology and Instructional Spaces Subcommittee (ATISS) has been asked by campus administration to conduct an assessment of the current campus Learning Management System.  ATISS is chaired by Sandra Ayala (Associate Professor of Special Education), and the project team is being led by Justin Lipp (Faculty Center Director).

The projected timeline below for the Learning Management System Project at Sonoma State University is tentative. These dates are  projected estimates and subject to change as needed. 

Project Timeline


LMS Project Timeline for Sonoma State University

  • Spring 2018
    • Feasibility pilot of Canvas learning management system with 16 Sonoma State faculty members and courses. There will be over 300 Sonoma State students involved in the pilot during Spring 2018. Project resources allow only one LMS to be piloted at scale, but discussions with Moodle remote hosting vendors and small scale testing remain ongoing.
  • Summer 2018
    • ATISS Committee will make a formal recommendation on next-generation Learning Management System to the Academic Senate and the University. Sonoma State University will begin implementation of selected next-generation LMS (Canvas or remotely-hosted Moodle).
  • Fall 2018
    • Campus will conduct an expanded pilot of the selected next-generation Learning Management System, so any interested faculty can participate.  The University will support our self-hosted instance of Moodle until the end of this semester.  All faculty will be advised how best to begin planning for a transition to the next-generation LMS.
  • Spring 2019
    • SSU's self-hosted Moodle instance will be archived permanently, but faculty will be able to retrieve previously published course content.  All new courses will be hosted in the selected next-generation LMS.