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 EDU 920: Learning Management Systems - Canvas Edition with a specific focus on Canvas.
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
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
I really appreciated the activities we were required to complete - they helped me "stretch" my understanding and technical skills in areas that I otherwise would have avoided.E.F., Librarian
Michelle was very organized and helpful!M.W.
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
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.
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
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.
Very informative and worthwhile! Instructor was very helpful and went above and beyond!A.H., Language Arts 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 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
The tools that we learned are very beneficial in regards to integrating Schoology into the classroom.A.K.
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 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
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
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
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|Online||Oct 05, 2020 9:12 AM||Sep 24, 2020 9:12 AM||Fall|