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. We are also offering the following courses with a focus on a specific learning management system
- EDU 920: Learning Management Systems - Canvas Edition
- EDU 920: Learning Management Systems - Schoology Edition
- EDU 920: Learning Management Systems - Google Classroom Edition
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 this course will have several mandatory, synchronous, video conference sessions. The dates and times are listed on each course registration page.
See what other educators are saying about this course
This course gave great insight into the use of Learning Management Systems and how they can be utilized to improve education in our changing educational environment.A.C., Science Teacher
The course was extremely helpful. I have gained more ideas on how to utilize my moodle and how to include my LMS into the classroom. With the gained confidence, I am very excited to where my moodle will take my students inside and outside of the classroom.A.F., Math 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
This was one of my favorite courses taken thus far!!e.s., Special Education 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
Very practical and helpful for the actual school requirements.A.C., Special Education Teacher
Michelle was very organized and helpful!M.W.
Great practical course. Love the schedule.M.H., Elementary 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.
I highly valued this course. I made for great dialog with colleagues, and an excellent opportunity to plan new lesson that incorporated the eManagement systems were learned. The course structure of meeting once a week really facilitated this.R.L., Science Teacher
This course was a great course for anyone who is a beginner on an LMS.B.P., Language Arts Teacher
I really enjoyed this course. Gave valuable information as I was beginning with an LMS this year.M.H., Reading Specialist
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.