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 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
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
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
Michelle was very organized and helpful!M.W.
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
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
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
It was the most meaningful course I have taken in quite a long time. It was relevant and useful.A.S., Language Arts Teacher
I really enjoyed this course. Gave valuable information as I was beginning with an LMS this year.M.H., Reading Specialist
Great practical course. Love the schedule.M.H., Elementary 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
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
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 was well taught, with very applicable activities that I could use in my own classroom.S.L., Science Teacher
Very informative and worthwhile! Instructor was very helpful and went above and beyond!A.H., Language Arts Teacher
|Location||Course Start Date||Registration Deadline||Sem|
|Online||Jan 20, 2019 9:12 AM||Jan 10, 2019 9:12 AM||Spring|