Teaching and learning is increasingly enabled by and dependent upon technology. In the past, the Learning Management System (LMS) has played a significant role, but faculty increasingly desire a greater choice of tools so that the one with the best fit for the pedagogical purpose can be selected. As a result, the functional footprint from a single monolithic LMS has decreased over time, with the addition of tools that provide additional capability or flexibility. New technologies such as LTI are making this possible.

However, with this flexibility comes increased complexity. How do we ensure that the digital learning ecosystem is agile, supportive of teaching innovation and easy to use? Given that data about our learners now resides in multiple systems, how do we show evidence of impact? What changes do we need from vendors to make the future possible? In this session, we'll explore how the LMS is changing within the academy, as well as the resulting opportunities and challenges.


Marianne Schroeder

Associate Director, Teaching & Learning Technologies, University of British Columbia

Maureen Wideman

Director of Teaching & Learning, University of the Fraser Valley

Clint Lalonde

Manager, Education Technology, BCcampus