EDU 920 Learning Management Systems
Investigate the function, benefits and challenges of an LMS in today’s learning environment. Evaluate the best components to choose in building an online-supported course, and identify best practices in managing digital content, activities and collaboration using an LMS. Analyze the current shift in personal instructional practices and student engagement.
An LMS is a great tool for developing digital content for students and extending learning beyond a traditional classroom setting with a blended approach.
Does your school provide, or are you already using, a program that allows you to host your class in an online environment? In today’s educational landscape there are many popular Learning Management Systems (LMS). Whether you are using Edmodo, Schoology, My Big Campus, Moodle, Blackboard, D2L, or one of the many other options available, there are common best practices that improve the effectiveness for the student within any LMS. There will be in depth instruction that focuses on helping course participants apply best practices into their specific LMS and learning environment.
Learning Management Systems is an appropriate course for teachers at any skill level. The novice user will experience patient, step-by-step instruction with ample time to practice. Intermediate and advanced users will be provided with targeted, personalized instruction and will focus on additional topics as dictated by their interests, abilities, and the course content.
*Participants in the online version of the course will have several mandatory, synchronous, video conference sessions. Information regarding these sessions can be found on the course registration page.
See what other educators are saying about this course
This course was a great course for anyone who is a beginner on an LMS.B.P., Language Arts Teacher
I thought the class was very good and I am now quite comfortable using Schoology. It would have taken me forever to learn all of this by myself.A.S.
The tools that we learned are very beneficial in regards to integrating Schoology into the classroom.A.K.
I really enjoyed this course. Gave valuable information as I was beginning with an LMS this year.M.H., Reading Specialist
This course provided a lot of information on learning management systems and how they can be used in the classroom.T.P., Science Teacher
This course was helpful to learn more about learning management systems, especially schoology. I appreciated having time to create and add more to my courses in schoology.M.M., Math Teacher
Very informative and worthwhile! Instructor was very helpful and went above and beyond!A.H., Language Arts Teacher
The topics covered were appropriate for any teacher. I loved that I was able to make/take things and use it in my classroom immediately. I was also educated on some basic techie stuff that I did not know about.L.L., Elementary Teacher
Michelle was very organized and helpful!M.W.
This course was extremely helpful because it addressed exactly what we are doing in our classrooms and how we can improve our resources and techniques!S.K., World Languages Teacher
I accomplished so much more than I thought I would be able to! I started with absolutely zero experience, very limited knowledge with what Moodle even was, and a very doubtful attitude that I would be able to accomplish the course goals. I am very excited about my progress!C.H., Special Education Teacher
This was very useful as I was beginning to build my course(s) in Schoology. The built-in work time was valuable as well as the interactions among professionals who were more experienced and able to share ideas.E.Z., Reading Specialist
The course was great to have time to work on Schoology (LMS) to prepare to use it with my students in class.L.F., Elementary Teacher
Loved this classj.e.
This course was well taught, with very applicable activities that I could use in my own classroom.S.L., Science Teacher