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PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A PUBLIC SITE.

In an effort to ensure access to UMassOnline's community of users as well as others who might provide insight as we undertake the LPR, all content, comments and attachments are accessible by the public.

Migration Schedule

To date, through ongoing needs assessment, the UMassOnline community has defined 15 LMS functional categories for review from the perspective of four key constituencies: faculty, students, IT staff, and students with disabilities. Several milestone dates have also been set and met. Participating LPR Committee campuses began developing functional and business requirements in October 2010 and submitted by January 18th, 2011. On February 1, 2011, an RFP was published and released to vendors. Interested vendors must submit proposals by March 31st, 2011: these responses will be posted publicly for review on April 4th, 2011. Upon their release on April 4th, 2011, campuses will begin their own evaluation of each platform's teaching and learning features and functionality, based on the requirements published in the RFP, with UMassOnline and UITS undertaking the technical evaluation. All parties will have two months to assess each platform, with campus evaluations due on  May 23, 2011. A recommendation, based on the campuses' evaluations of both the RFP's functional and business requirements, as well as UMassOnline and UITS's technical and business requirements, will be presented to the eLAC on June 6, 2011, and posted for a public comment.   A final decision for UMassOnline's next generation Learning Platform, will be made on or before July 1st, 2011. This schedule will provide 17 months for implementation and 22 months for migration to meet the planned production date of the new LMS on January 18, 2013.

Critical Dates

Event

Date and time

RFP Release Date

February 1, 2011

Bidders Conference

February 17st, 2011, 2:00 p.m. (EST)

Bidder Questions Due

March 3rd, 2011, 5 p.m. (EST)

Response to Bidder Questions

March 17th, 2011, 5 p.m. (EST)

RFP Due Date

March 31, 2011, 2:00 p.m. (EST)

Evaluation Sites Available to all 8 Campuses

April 4th, 2011, 2011, 5 p.m. (EST)

Converted Migration Test Courses Available to all 8 Campuses

April 4th, 2011, 5 p.m. (EST)

Evaluation/User Acceptance Testing

April 4th, 2011 through May 23rd, 2011

Bidder Presentations

May 23rd – June 3rd, 2011 (Approximate)

Bid Award

July 1st (Approximate)

Contract Start Date

September 1, 2011 (Approximate)

Internal Assessment, Platform Review

Institution

Timeframe

Plymouth State University

2 months

MCLA

9 months

Miami University

3 months

Moran

2 months

Weber State

2 months

West Liberty University

One month, 2 days

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A PUBLIC SITE.

In an effort to ensure access to UMassOnline's community of users as well as others who might provide insight as we undertake the LPR, all content, comments and attachments are accessible by the public.