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.
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Michelle was very organized and helpful!M.W.
I have really enjoyed this course, and learned a lot. It has been very useful in my classroom and I have had a great time implementing it.K.S.
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 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
I thought this was a great course and I am glad that I took it.K.R., Language Arts Teacher
I will definitely try some of the technology platforms mentioned that I did not previously have experience with.G.K., Social Studies Teacher
It will help me with blended learning.M.L., Social Studies Teacher
I plan to more effectively implement the use of an LMS in my classroom.A.C., Science Teacher
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
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
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
I accomplished so much more than I thought I would be able to! I started with absolutely zero experience, very limited knowledge with what Moodle even was, and a very doubtful attitude that I would be able to accomplish the course goals. I am very excited about my progress!C.H., Special Education Teacher
I really liked the suggestions and tools available in creating digital lessons.M.R., Elementary Teacher
This course was helpful to learn more about learning management systems, especially schoology. I appreciated having time to create and add more to my courses in schoology.M.M., Math Teacher
For someone totally new to LMS, this class was very helpful!J.K., Special Education Teacher
|Location||Course Start Date||Registration Deadline||Sem|
|Online||Mar 07, 2020 9:12 AM||Feb 26, 2020 9:12 AM||Spring|