About Scholar Project Site Replacement

While Scholar’s primary purpose has been to serve as a learning management system for academic courses at Virginia Tech, it has also seen significant use as a place to organize and share information (announcements, files, calendars, and discussion forums) within groups, clubs, committees, and departments. While Canvas offers major improvements for the management of academic courses, its strong focus on pedagogy makes it less suitable as a home for project and group sites.

As such, finding alternatives for Scholar’s project sites is an important corollary goal within the overall Canvas implementation initiative.

To plan for the future of these sites, TLOS and the IT Council were asked to examine the tools that might serve the needs of project and group site administrators. The IT Council formed a working group to explore the options available. In the preliminary information gathering phase, a number of applications and tools have been identified.

Now we need your help to find out more about which collaboration and file sharing tools you have been using, and what your needs are going forward.

Take our survey (**survey closed as of 9/15/2015**)

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