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 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 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 tools that we learned are very beneficial in regards to integrating Schoology into the classroom.A.K.
I thought this was a great course and I am glad that I took it.K.R., Language Arts 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
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
This course was a great course for anyone who is a beginner on an LMS.B.P., Language Arts Teacher
I really liked the suggestions and tools available in creating digital lessons.M.R., Elementary Teacher
I am currently using a LMS and the information gained in this course allowed me to feel more confident using it regularly in my classroom with my students.e.s., Special Education Teacher
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 loved that Robin made this course relatable to all types of classroom teachers, not just one specific area.e.s., Special Education Teacher
The course offered some new ways of instructing students based around the idea of personalized learning. I felt challenged to try new things for my students.S.A.
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 well taught, with very applicable activities that I could use in my own classroom.S.L., Science 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
|Location||Course Start Date||Registration Deadline||Sem|
|Online||Sep 28, 2019 9:12 AM||Sep 18, 2019 9:12 AM||Fall|