Moodle was selected as LSU's single course management system (CMS) by a committee of faculty, staff, and students in 2007 as part of the Flagship IT Strategy (FITS) planning process. The campus transition to Moodle was completed in 2008.
FITS Action Item 7.01 states, “The University must provide a single course management system that responds to the changing needs of the University.” A subcommittee of the FITS Teaching and Learning Task Force was charged to coordinate a broad evaluation of possible solutions and to work with user communities to recommend a platform that will seamlessly integrate into LSU’s systems, meet the largest majority of user demands, and be supportable. A copy of the committee's report is available as is the full report's appendix.
The following links lead to summaries of online needs assessment surveys that were conducted in January and February 2007 to provide insight into faculty and student experiences and opinions related to CMS at LSU.