Synchronous Learning Management System Study
August 13, 2015
The University has begun a study to explore options for a synchronous learning management system at UNCG. Very generally speaking, a synchronous learning system is an online system that provides tools for instructors to meet with students online, but in real-time. These tools can include chat, videoconferencing, and screen sharing capabilities. UNCG currently uses Blackboard Collaborate as the primary supported SLMS on campus (Bb Collaborate does integrate with Canvas). The SLMS Study team has selected Webex and Blackboard Collaborate to be piloted during the Fall 2015 semester. The study team expects to deliver a product recommendation to Provost Dunn and Vice Chancellor Clotfelter by November 1, 2015.
If you are interested in following the progress of the study, you can visit the website at
If you are interested in piloting one of the two systems, please contact me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I can get you started.