Project Evolve has been one of the largest teaching and learning transformation projects at the University.
About Project Evolve
The Learning Management System (LMS) is the primary platform used by the University to support the delivery of teaching and learning, alongside the Video Management System (VMS).
The project commenced in January 2018 with the LMS review, which after a thorough analysis and tender process, led to the selection of Canvas and Kaltura as the University’s next LMS and VMS. The program then shifted its focus to the implementation of the new learning technologies, and in Semester 2, 2019 the Canvas Pilot took place. Finally, in parallel with the COIVD-19 impacts on teaching and learning, the Canvas LMS was officially rolled-out University-wide in Semester 1, 2020.
Key Project Evolve achievements
- 6,887 virtual space (Subjects / Communities) content migrated from Blackboard to Canvas
- Over 70,000 media files totaling approximately 30TB currently in Kaltura
- 807 Migration consultations across 2,165 subjects
- 447 Canvas / Kaltura professional development workshops for 2,501 unique participants
- Integrations built and deployed for staff and student accounts, enrolments, sanctions, subject shells, class structures, class allocations, calendar entries, assessment groups, assessment weightings, subject outcomes, results transfer to S1, exam shell creation and allocation.
- Custom tools for section and group management, staff roles, copy forward, auto publish, merging and cohort linking, external users and the enrolment change log.
- 9 Roadshows
- 11 Faculty Reference Group meetings
Project Evolve team
The Project Evolve team comprised over 60 people working across technology, professional development, and change and communications, with the purpose to oversee successful delivery and assist the University with both Canvas and Kaltura.
The governance team
Project Evolve was governed by a Program Steering Group, which was accountable for ensuring the ongoing viability of the project, monitoring progress against approved plans, and providing overall leadership, direction and support to ensure success.
Pro-Vice Chancellor Teaching and Learning
Executive Business Sponsor Byron Collins
Executive Director, Business Services & CTO
Executive Technical Sponsor Mathilde Lochert
Manager, Academic Support, Faculty of Arts
Representative for Faculty Executive Directors Andrew Jamieson HASS Representative for Academic Board Andrew Ooi STEM Representative for Academic Board Joanne Ligouris
Executive Director and Academic Registrar, Student and Scholarly Services
Member David Israel
Director, Educational Innovation and Commercial Development, Chancellery
Member Paul Hargreaves
Director,Teaching and Learning Domain, Business Services
Member Deborah Jones
Deputy Director, Teaching and Learning Innovation,
Student and Scholarly Services
Product Manager Patrick Stoddart
Senior Manager, Academic and Learning Support,
Student and Scholarly Services
Product Manager Mark Oteri
Program Manager, Teaching and Learning Domain,
Program Manager - Project Evolve
With the implementation of our new Canvas LMS, the University also introduced a new Video Management System (VMS), Kaltura. Kaltura was chosen as the new VMS after a wide-ranging consultation process and review of current and future media (including video, audio, and photographs) activities needs of the University.
The key recommendation from the review and consultation process was for the University to select a single, comprehensive media solution to:
- Easily manage large volumes of video content
- Enable individual and group video assignment submissions
- Provide high-quality playback
- Allow for easy navigation and administration of video files.
For more information about Kaltura's many features, and how it can be used by you and your students, visit the Learning Environments website.
Why change LMS?
Read more about the process and decision to change LMS.
Read more about the user and technological benefits of Canvas.
Decommission of Blackboard LMS
The Blackboard decommission process is underway and has been designed to ensure a smooth transition for all users and administrators of the LMS.
Canvas professional development
Learning Environments are providing an extensive set of workshops and resources in support and preparation for the 2020 rollout of Canvas and Kaltura.Visit the LMS website