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
I feel this course was valuable in instructing me how to utilize an LMS, how to create content and how to present.H.W., 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
I really enjoyed being able to collaborate with other educators on how Moodle works for them. It was helpful to bounce ideas that I would never have thought of.S.D., Math Teacher
Great practical course. Love the schedule.M.H., Elementary Teacher
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 really appreciated the activities we were required to complete - they helped me "stretch" my understanding and technical skills in areas that I otherwise would have avoided.E.F., Librarian
I have really enjoyed this course, and learned a lot. It has been very useful in my classroom and I have had a great time implementing it.K.S.
I really like this course. I liked how you were given time to work on developing your LMS. I feel my LMS is now a much better learning environment for my students.E.P., Science Teacher
I am being encouraged to develop a blended course and what we learned in the LMS course is extremely valuable for this task.C.S.
This course was great for me. Having a certain level of confidence in using technology helped get me started and Kathy was able to differentiate seamlessly within our cohort. This provided a truly purposeful experience. I loved it. The entire experience was top notch.l.w.
This course was a great course for anyone who is a beginner on an LMS.B.P., 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
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 course was an excellent overview of different LMS platforms that are currently in use. If your school already has a chosen LMS you were cornered into one system.G.K., Social Studies Teacher
I really enjoyed this course. Gave valuable information as I was beginning with an LMS this year.M.H., Reading Specialist
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|Online||Mar 07, 2020 9:12 AM||Feb 26, 2020 9:12 AM||Spring|