Deciding on the LMS
As more K-12 districts are looking to expanding online courses options, it is important to look at a variety of options prior to choosing a LMS. When selecting a provider, districts must consider the importance of integrating instruction online while providing training for teachers. Prior to selecting a provider, teachers, administrators, students, board members, and stakeholders should all be involved in the decision making process. For open source content, I would select Canvas because of the amount of professional development videos as well as members of their customer service department willing to assist you. However, Desire2Learn would be worth purchasing because of its resources, usability, and functionality for both staff and students.