Online Learning Update

October 17, 2011

Angel Online Learning System to be Replaced

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

By Amber J. Leonard, Gulf Coast Eagle News

After more than seven years of use, the many students and faculty members who have hated using the university eLearning Management System ANGEL will finally see the program dismantled. By the summer semester of 2013, ANGEL will be completely phased out, and a new LMS will be in use. Some students may be wondering: Why the change? “ANGEL won’t exist anymore; we have no choice but to change,” said University Provost Ron Toll. ANGEL was bought out by Blackboard, and Blackboard will discontinue the program after 2014. The contract that FGCU has had in place with ANGEL since July of 2004 expires in June of 2012. FGCU will renew the contract for one year while preparations for the implementation of a yet-to-be-determined new program are made. “We will go out and look for more options in the market,” Toll said.

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