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 was well taught, with very applicable activities that I could use in my own classroom.S.L., Science 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
Very informative and worthwhile! Instructor was very helpful and went above and beyond!A.H., Language Arts Teacher
This was one of my favorite courses taken thus far!!e.s., Special Education Teacher
I really enjoyed this course. The best part of of taking the LMS course is that I can take what we do and apply it directly to my classes. This certainly cannot be said for all courses that I have taken.B.C., World Languages Teacher
Course was very relevant, instructor was professional and very informed, time was given to implement new concepts into my classroom lessonsJ.J., Language Arts Teacher
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
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
The video Zoom classes were the most valuable aspect because everyone had the ability to discuss and share best practices and learn from all classmates instead of just writing about one for the instructor.G.K., Social Studies Teacher
This course provided a lot of information on learning management systems and how they can be used in the classroom.T.P., Science Teacher
I think the concepts learned in this class will be very valuable in making my classroom instruction more organized and planned out.M.R., Elementary 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.
Everything that was covered in this course is relevant to the courses that I teach and can be applied to increase rigor and engagement.C.S.
I loved the timeliness of this course. It was great that just as we were moving along to Schoology, this course became available. Being able to work through and learn what I was directly doing at school was extremely helpful!T.P., Math Teacher
The tools that we learned are very beneficial in regards to integrating Schoology into the classroom.A.K.