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 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 was a wonderful course that helped me to think about ways in which I can plan digital lessons and the tools available in the creation of them.M.R., Elementary Teacher
The most valuable part were the lessons I was able to create, using the tools and techniques that I was learning about to implement in my classroom immediately.A.C., Science Teacher
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
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 will definitely try some of the technology platforms mentioned that I did not previously have experience with.G.K., Social Studies 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
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 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.
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
It will help me with blended learning.M.L., Social Studies 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 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
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
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 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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