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
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
It will help me with blended learning.M.L., Social Studies 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
Loved this classj.e.
For someone totally new to LMS, this class was very helpful!J.K., 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.
I will definitely try some of the technology platforms mentioned that I did not previously have experience with.G.K., Social Studies 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
The tools that we learned are very beneficial in regards to integrating Schoology into the classroom.A.K.
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
Very practical and helpful for the actual school requirements.A.C., Special Education Teacher
I really enjoyed this course. Gave valuable information as I was beginning with an LMS this year.M.H., Reading Specialist
Awesome class. Liked how she let us guide some of our own learning and dig deeper into the areas we needed.A.S.
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.