University of Dayton's Learning Management System (LMS) that runs on the Sakai platform. Named after St. Isidore of Seville, the patron saint of students and schoolchildren and recently recommended for patronage of computers and the Internet, this server is intended as a place for students to learn, share ideas, and present their work to the world. Isidore is maintained by the E-Learning Lab. Please feel free to contact the lab at any time with questions, comments, or feature requests.
Recommended Web BrowsersThe latest versions of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are recommended for use with Isidore.
A panel of UD faculty and administrators, from the various academic units, met during fall 2007 to make recommendations on UD’s future LMS. The panel reviewed resources gathered by the E-Learning Lab during a strategic planning process that focused on discerning academic program needs, faculty perspectives, and information technology issues associated with adopting a new LMS. After considering the choices of LMS in the marketplace, the panel unanimously recommended the selection of the Sakai Virtual Learning Environment. Sakai was chosen for its community-minded design approach, vast and extensible toolset, as well as its ability to integrate with UD’s existing enterprise systems. Sakai offers significant enhancements to the way we deliver online learning experiences that meet our current and future academic program needs.