I understand (and understood before, but i guess my response could have been clearer). I've talked to a few people at different meet-ups and via email since the launch of Classroom, and what you describe seems to be the the most common in Higher-ed (at least in those talking to me about it). IE: not necessarily wanting a replacement "official" LMS, but people needing it because their graduates need to know how to teach with it when they go into K-12 jobs. We haven't been approached by our School of Education (or any of their depts) yet, but i expect that time is coming soon. --Nick ........................................................... Nick Young IT Manager, Cloud Collaboration & Productivity Services Information Technology Services, UNCG Forney Building, 214C 336.334.3841 http://its.uncg.edu On Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 6:43 PM, John Adams <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Hi, Nick, > > I guess I didn't put that as well as I could have: We have requests > from faculty to activate Google Classroom because they want to teach its > use in classes for elementary and secondary education, where it's in wider > use. > > Having both administered and used Blackboard on our campus, I have to > say it is an absolutely indispensable tool for teaching about five percent > of our courses. Is it overkill for the rest? That's hard to say. > > I'd love to see actual research on LMSes that wasn't marketectural. > There isn't much. > > Thanks, > > John A > > On Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 3:12 PM, Nick Young <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > >> John -- >> >> We haven't had that request yet (from people wanting experience with >> Google Classroom so they can teach with it in K-12). When that happens, i >> expect there will be a lot of discussion and risk/reward questions based on >> it not being fully supported (or maybe we'll figure out a way to fully >> support it when the time comes). >> >> --Nick >> >> ........................................................... >> Nick Young >> IT Manager, Cloud Collaboration & Productivity Services >> Information Technology Services, UNCG >> Forney Building, 214C >> 336.334.3841 <(336)%20334-3841> >> http://its.uncg.edu >> >> >> >> >> ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE >> Constituent Group discussion list can be found at >> http://www.educause.edu/discuss. >> >> > ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE > Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/ > discuss. > > ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/discuss.