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Migrating to a New LMS: Implementing a Best-In-Class Strategy
Migrating from one learning management system (LMS) to another is no easy feat. Migrating from two is even more challenging. Throw into the mix an online program management (OPM) provider, and things become even more complex! Though Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (SMUMN) faced this exact scenario, their migration from Blackboard and Engage LMS to Canvas was smoother and more efficient than they ever imagined it could be.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about the approach SMUMN took to successfully migrate course content, archive student data, and implement a new LMS campus-wide through an aggressive but achievable timeline.

Specifically, this webinar will dive into how SMUMN:

1. Built a methodical strategy from LMS selection to implementation
2. Created a structured engagement process with administration, faculty, and staff
3. Managed migration of two LMS platforms while working with their OPM provider
4. Leveraged software that migrated content quickly and with extreme accuracy
5. Executed the successful roll-out and adoption of Canvas campus-wide
6. Implemented a more affordable solution to archive student data

Lastly, SMUMN will share lessons learned about migrating to a new LMS platform and their advice for other institutions.

If you’re thinking of making a move to a new LMS, you’ll want to join us on June 30th at 2:00 PM ET. Come hear how SMUMN completed an automated and comprehensive migration and how you, too, can make the move.

This webcast was made possible in part by the financial support of K16 Solutions. I understand that by registering for this webcast, my registration information will be shared with Inside Higher Ed and the sponsor for marketing purposes.

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Jun 30, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Andrea Carroll-Glover, M.B.A.
Vice Provost of Online Strategy and Programs @Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
As Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s Vice Provost of Online Strategy and Programs, Andrea’s office is instrumental in leading the continued innovation and advancement of online learning initiatives. This includes leading the online strategic planning and development efforts to aid in the expansion of Saint Mary’s fully-online program portfolio. Joining the university in July 2017, Andrea leverages more than 20 years of executive experience with deep higher education and distance education experience. She has made significant online education and higher education contributions serving institutions to include Capella University, University of Minnesota, Rasmussen College, Walden University and Laureate International Universities leading online growth strategies, product innovation, marketing efforts.
Tianna Johnson
Assistant Vice President for Information Technology @Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Tianna Johnson has worked at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota for 8 years and is currently the assistant vice president for Information Technology. She has 20+ years of IT experience previously in healthcare and now in higher ed. Tianna received a BS degree in Management Information Systems from Winona State University and has focused her career on supporting IT initiatives to improve and streamline processes across the organization.
Abram (Abe) Hedtke
Director of Instructional Technology @Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Abraham (Abe) Hedtke is Director of Instructional Technology at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. For over 16 years Abe has worked in both K-12 and Higher Education. Holding positions as an Instructional Coach, Instructional Technology Coordinator, and Systems Administrator in K-12 public schools. He has also taught Introduction to Psychology, and Multi-Cultural Sociological Perspectives as an adjunct faculty for the University of Minnesota. Being an active member of the twin cities communities, Abe works with community members on anti-racist practices and is an equity advocate. He has received a B.A. in Social Sciences, B.A. in Secondary Education, and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction.