SmartSite decision due this term

The campus expects to announce a decision on the future of SmartSite this quarter.

"We expect to have a contract finalized sometime this term. Once we have a signed contract, we look forward to making a formal announcement to the campus regarding the final decision," said David Levin, director of Academic Technology Services for Information and Educational Technology.

SmartSite, which uses Sakai software, has been UC Davis' main learning management system (LMS) since 2007. Technology has evolved significantly since then, so in 2014, following discussions about what the campus wants the next version of the LMS to offer, UC Davis invited proposals from vendors. Three finalists emerged: Brightspace, by D2L; Canvas, by Instructure; and the next version of Sakai, hosted by SmartSite vendor Scriba (formerly Asahi Net International).

"As our process progresses, we will provide the campus with further updates," Levin said.