TCU is leading a Learning Management System (LMS) search and review. The purpose of this review is to analyze different vendors in order to determine which LMS best fits the needs of TCU. During fall 2014 through fall 2015, the LMS search committee will:

  • Review Request for Information (RFI) submissions
  • Offer faculty, staff, and students hands-on opportunities to experience the platforms of selected vendors
  • Assess and review feedback and discoveries
  • Make a final recommendation to the administration
  • Award a contract

For the full LMS plan, visit the LMS Migration & Transition Plan page.

TCU community: Find answers to your questions on our LMS Search FAQ page.

Scope

TCU requests information from vendors regarding a learning platform and associated professional services. The RFI submissions should address anticipated growth beyond 11,000 users in a distributed environment.  The platform must be compatible with TCU’s network, integrate with Peoplesoft, and offer a high degree of ADA accessibility features.

Background

Texas Christian University (TCU) seeks an enterprise-level learning management system (LMS) to support its instructional mission, for both its web-enhanced and distance learning courses. Additionally, as an institution-wide resource, the LMS must support collaborative research, service, and administrative groups within and beyond the university. The LMS course software must be comprehensive, reliable, flexible, and secure. The system must integrate deeply with Oracle’s PeopleSoft student information system to facilitate enrollment and course management.

Texas Christian University is a private university offering baccalaureate, graduate, and professional education. TCU’s complete institutional profile is found in the Office of Institutional Research: TCU Quick Facts document (data updated 10/7/14).

The majority of our LMS adoption is for web components to face-to-face classes. Usage of LearningStudio for  face-to-face classes is not mandated and has grown organically since 2002.  Our adoption rates can be reviewed on our adoption page. This includes the growth of enrollments and course sections at TCU for web-component and distance learning courses (unduplicated data).  Additional growth for online delivery is anticipated to be minimal, as there is a desire to maintain class sizes and continue to comply with federal and state regulations for distance learning.