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STEAM Centers to pilot new Learner Management System

STEAM Centers to pilot new Learner Management System

Tecumseh Public Schools currently uses Agilix Buzz Learner Management System (LMS) to support the learning process. For the last year and a half, the STEAM Centers and a few High School courses have used Buzz to supplement course content and as a communication tool for feedback and grades. Beginning this school year, the Early Learning Centers have used Buzz to communicate each child's learning progress of the Essential Skills to parents.

Based on feedback received from students, teachers, and parents over the last year, Tecumseh Public Schools began looking for a new LMS platform that would improve user navigation, deliver clear communications, and provide one site access for families across the district.

Beginning in April, TPS will be launching a pilot Learner Management System, D2L Brightspace, at only Tecumseh West STEAM Center and Tecumseh East STEAM Center. During the pilot, Brightspace will be used to supplement course content delivery, communicate classroom and building news, and communicate learning progress. The security of student data continues to be a top priority; TPS has verified that D2L abides by all confidentiality requirements imposed by law with respect to information and records about pupils in the district.

Tecumseh High School and the Early Learning Centers will continue using Buzz for the remainder of the year- no changes will be made. In June, TPS will again seek feedback from students, teachers, and parents on the pilot usage of D2L Brightspace at the STEAM Centers to determine the next steps as a district.

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