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Wednesday, October 2 • 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Shazam! A Lightning Move to the Cloud

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Regardless of the LMS you use, our test process can change you from a mild manner teen into a mighty super hero. Planning, standardization, and team work are the keys to a successful cloud migration.

Western Carolina University recently migrated from manage hosting of our LMS to a cloud based service. The success of this upgrade was due in part to the coordination with campus leadership to gain buy-in and minimize impact on the instruction schedule. However, the most significant factor was the rigorous testing conducted prior to the migration to ensure that all features of the LMS performed as expected. This presentation will include an overview of the testing procedures employed as well as the detailed checklist employed to evaluate the LMS in the new environment.


Jack Caldwell

Western Carolina University
Jack has more than 35 years of experience as an IT/Communications professional.He retired from the United States Air Force after 21 years and remained within the Department of Defense as a government civilian and contract employee until early 2014.Jack then joined Western Carolina... Read More →
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John Hawes

Educational Developer, Western Carolina University
After a rewarding military career, I wanted to try something different.   Being a life-long learner it seems natural that I should be working in higher education.  I work with faculty helping them develop their face-to-face, online, and blended courses. For over 15 years I have... Read More →

Wednesday October 2, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm EDT
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