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.
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I feel this class will help me differentiate instruction to my students. I feel I will be able to take valuable information back to my co-workers as well.J.U., Language Arts Teacher
Loved this classj.e.
It was very helpful to take the class as my district is moving toward having an LMS expectation for daily use every dayE.W., Social Studies Teacher
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.
I thought this was a great course and I am glad that I took it.K.R., Language Arts Teacher
Awesome class. Liked how she let us guide some of our own learning and dig deeper into the areas we needed.A.S.
Michelle was very organized and helpful!M.W.
For someone totally new to LMS, this class was very helpful!J.K., Special Education Teacher
It will help me with blended learning.M.L., Social Studies Teacher
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
I will definitely try some of the technology platforms mentioned that I did not previously have experience with.G.K., Social Studies Teacher
Very informative and worthwhile! Instructor was very helpful and went above and beyond!A.H., Language Arts Teacher
Very practical and helpful for the actual school requirements.A.C., Special Education Teacher
I learned a great deal of material and I was really pleased to have the time to work at my own pace to create what I needed.L.B., World Languages 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