Today, members of the Innovative Technology Late Start committee previewed Blend 101, the AISD new LMS (learning management system) to be rolled out for 2017-2018. A Q & A session followed. Many members were already familiar with Blend because they use or have tried the Canvas LMS. Questions focused on how this would be useful/helpful for teachers and students, importing, and general questions.
This week, group members briefly discussed the 1-on-1 device opportunity that AISD is potentially rolling out next year for freshman. Afterwards, Cherry Whipple gave a brief overview of Canvas, the district's new LMS system being implemented next year at Austin High. Group members agreed to test out the LMS by creating a sample course to play around with options. Feedback provided by the sample courses will be used to help plan a campus-wide training in the Spring.